Crunch Time

Crunch Time

Dinner Time at the Zoo

Feeding time for our “Big Cats” is one of the most exciting activities at the zoo, even for our volunteers and trainers –and you can be a part of it! You will see first hand how instinctual behavior takes over, and why safety and training protocols are so critical. Crunch Time is fun, exciting and educational. Tour times are announced daily but generally they happen between 4:15 and 5:15 PM, lasting 30 to 45 minutes. Combined with our Butch’s Bedtime tour, it’s an awesome way to get close and to learn about the behaviors of these magnificent animals.

We are open 7 days a week – including most holidays  except: We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Children must be 4 years of age or older to attend this tour. For the health and comfort of the animals, strollers are not allowed on this tour.

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Admission

$40/person
$35/person for B&B guests

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Combo Package: Enjoy both our Butch’s Bed Time and Crunch Time tours on any one evening and receive a discount of $10 per person off the total cost.

Hours

Daily
Open 10am-3pm Every Day. (Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

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Admission

Daily 
$35 ages 15 and up
$25 ages 2-14 (under 2 free – $8 stroller fee)

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Annual Passes

Enjoy the Zoo year-round!
Individual and Family Plans Available
Starting at only $110

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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.

Contact Info

400 River Road, Salinas, CA 93908 Phone: 831-455-1901