Dear Zoo supporters, due to a “Shelter in Place Order”, Monterey Zoological and Vision Quest Ranch have been instructed to close down.
Unfortunately, our business is unlike many in that when business slows or, in this case, becomes nonexistent, our overhead remains the same. The needs of the animals that count on us remain the same. We must still find a way to fund their food and care. Our staff has generously volunteered to scale back their hours as far as possible. If you can help us fund our feed costs and utility needs in any way, your donations could never be more appreciated. Please, help us help them. We look very forward to the day we can remove this banner and continue sharing our very special family with yours.
Monterey’s Newest Adventure
Where the Wild Things are! Get up close and personal with wild, exotic animals from around the world in a beautiful natural setting. An unforgettable family adventure!
HELP BUILD A ZOO
Help us build Monterey County’s first zoo! With a commitment to providing our animals with the largest and most naturalistic enclosures possible, the Monterey Zoological Association, a 501(c)(3) non profit and formally Wild Things, has embarked on an ambitious plan to build a world class zoo! Future projects are underway to continue doing just that.Support our Zoo
HOW TO VISIT
Due to a Monterey Public Health mandate, Monterey Zoo is closed until further notice.Visit Us
TAKE A SAFARI
Hear the roar of tigers and lions just steps from your private bungalow, and enjoy breakfast with African elephants! Plan your own close-to-home safari with accommodations at our Vision Quest Ranch Bed and Breakfast. One day complimentary admission to zoo is included in with your stay.Plan a Safari
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
There are so many ways to enjoy the Monterey Zoo. From customized packages to overnight safaris, plan your family adventure today!
While providing exemplary animal care, Monterey Zoological Society is dedicated to providing an entertaining yet educational experience which fosters public awareness and respect for all wildlife.