Daily Hours


Monterey Zoo is open 10am – 3pm  7 days a week – including most holidays except: We are closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day

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During your visit, enjoy a “Meet and Greet” at our elephant play yard where you’ll have an opportunity to feed one of our African elephants. It’s a wonderful experience for human and elephant alike! This activity is offered at 11am and 2pm daily, dependent upon weather, staffing and/or any animal needs that could prohibit a feeding on any given day. (3 years and older only ~ accompanied by an adult if under 10 years.) 

Private group visits are also available. Discounts are available for large groups visiting for a minimal/specific time and are on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations can be made by calling 800-228-7382.

An awesome birthday, anniversary or company picnic/meeting alternative that can be further enhanced in many ways…

Be sure to check out our new RYDABLES experience to make your visit even more fun!!! Private Picnic Areas are also available for large groups to rent on the property.



$35 Adults ages 15 and up
$25 for children ages 2-14 (children under the age of 2 are free-$8 stroller fee)
$8 additional for elephant “Meet and Greet”

Group Visits

Call for pricing – (831) 455-1901
or reservations@montereyzoo.org

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Daily admission is complimentary for Bed and Breakfast guests.

Another very fun way to enhance your zoo experience is to bring your mobile device with headphones to scan the many QR-Codes we’ve placed throughout the zoo so you can watch a fun, educational and entertaining 3-5 minute  video about the animals you are seeing that day.


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

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$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