Daily Tours


Get Up Close and Personal

Join us for a one hour, guided, walking tour to see the animals every day at 1:00 PM. We are open 7 days a week – including most holidays except Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. An additional daily tour is offered at 3:00 PM the months of June, July, and August only. No reservations are necessary. Just show up fifteen minutes prior to tour time. Please note that we close early at 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

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After your tour, 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!

Private group tours are also available. Private tour times are on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations can be made by calling 800-228-7382.

Please note: The zoo is under construction so you must be on a tour to see the animals.


Daily Tours

$16 for Adults
$14 for Kids (14 & under)
$7 additional for “Meet and Greet” (purchase at time of tour)

Private Tours

$25 for Adults
$18 for Kids (14 & under)
10 person minimum (please call to book)

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Daily tours are complementary for Bed and Breakfast guests.


Daily Tours
1:00 PM everyday
3:00 PM June – August

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Daily Tours
$16 for Adults
$14 for Children (15 & Under)

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Annual Passes

Enjoy the Zoo year-round!
Individual and Family Plans Available
Starting at only $35

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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