Zoos in California
Aquarium Of The Bay: The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133
Aquarium of the Bay is a unique nature center dedicated to inspiring conservation of the San Francisco Bay and all marine environments. to more than 13,000 Bay Area school children annually. The 50,000 square foot facility features 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding over 700,000 gallons of filtered Bay water. The Aquarium is home to over 20,000 aquatic animals, including sharks, bat rays and skates.
Aquarium of the Pacific: 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary: The City of Arcata's unique wastewater treatment facility, marsh, and wildlife sanctuary attracts approximately 150,000 visitors per year (The Ashford Borough Council, 2008).
Birch Aquarium at Scripps, UC - San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Explore where the wonders of the ocean come alive! The mission of Birch Aquarium is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, and to promote ocean conservation.
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium: San Pedro, California USA 90731
Discover the underwater world of Southern California... Located just steps from the ocean on Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium which engages all visitors in education, recreation and research to promote knowledge, appreciation and conservation of t
California Living Museum: 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, California, US
Founded in 1980 and opened to the public in 1983, CALM displays and interprets native California animals, plants, fossils, and artifacts to teach a respect for all living things through education, recreation, conservation, and research
California Raptor Center: Davis, CA 95616
The California Raptor Center (CRC) is an educational and research facility dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey (raptors). Our museum and our permanent collection of living, nonreleasable raptors are open to public view on weekdays and Saturdays.
Chaffee Zoological Gardens 894 W. Belmont Ave. • Fresno, CA 93728
Charles Paddock Zoo: Lago Avenue, Atascadero, California
The purpose of the Charles Paddock Zoo is to serve as a high quality community facility dedicated to the care of a variety of animals; and that this be accomplished in a publicly accessible and informative manner to promote a general appreciation of the special diversity of our planet’s life forms.
Coyote Point Museum: 1651 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401-1097
The Coyote Point Museum is a learning center that inspires each of us to make a lifelong commitment to act responsibly in caring for the earth. We provide engaging, educational experiences for our diverse, multi-generational Bay Area community through wildlife, gardens, exhibitions, and programs that relate to the global environment.
Doheny State Beach Visitor Center, Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629
Emerald Forest Bird Gardens: 38420 Dos Cameos Dr., Fallbrook, California 92028
Tucked away on forty acres of riparian woodlands in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Fallbrook, California just an hour north of San Diego, Emerald Forest Bird Gardens holds one of the most spectacular private collections of toucans and other exotic birds in the world.
Fear-No-More Zoo: 12040 North Seigler Road, Middletown, California 95461MIDDLETOWN
Fear-No-More Zoo expresses Adi Da Samraj's love and respect for all beings. One purpose of the Zoo is to give people the chance to experience and appreciate the spiritually contemplative nature of non-human beings. Fear-No-More Zoo also provides Adi Da with a tangible "focus point" through which He Blesses the entire non-human world.
Feline Conservation Center in Rosamond, California
Folsom City Zoo, Friends of the: 403 Stafford Street, Folsom, CA 95630.
Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or orphaned in the wild. Most are native to North America.
Gibbon Conservation Center : Santa Clarita, California
The Gibbon Conservation Center was founded in 1976 in southern California, USA, by Alan Richard Mootnick. It is the only facility in the world devoted exclusively to gibbons, an increasingly rare ape. We work for the endangered gibbons' benefit through conservation, propagation and study, and by teaching people about them. GCC houses nearly 40 gibbons, among them 5 of the 15 living species.
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo: 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112
See wondrous animals such as the Ruffed Lemur and Jaguar. There's also an Animal Contact Area featuring Goats, Miniature Horses, and Zebus.
Have Truck Will Travel: Perris, CA
Have Trunk Will Travel is a family of people that truly cares about the well being of elephants. We are privately funded. The income generated by giving rides, doing shows, special events, and movies and commercials is used to care for the elephants and provide for their futures.
Lindsay Wildlife Museum: 1931 First Ave, Walnut Creek, CA 94597
At Lindsay Wildlife Museum you can have close encounters with many live, non-releasable wild animals such as an eagle, hawk, fox, snake or mountain lion. An on-site wildlife hospital treats more than 6,000 native California animals every year.
Los Angeles Zoo: 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles. From its opening in 1966 until 1997, the Zoo operated as a division of the City’s Recreation and Parks Department.
Micke Grove Zoo 11793 N. Micke Grove Road, Lodi, CA 95240
Micke Grove Zoo is a five-acre Zoo with mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates. Micke Grove Park also features a Japanese Garden, San Joaquin County Historical Museum, Funderwoods Amusement Park and picnic shelters in a beautiful oak grove setting.
Monterey Bay Aquarium: 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California 93940
Moonridge Animal Park / Zoo at Big Bear Lake: See Alpine wildlife in their natural habitat -- Over 160 animals representing 80 species plus special events and educational programs.
Morro Bay Aquarium: 595 Embarcadero Morro Bay, CA 93442
The Morro Bay Aquarium became a rehabilitation center for distressed mammals in 1984 and is a non-profit organization. The Morro Bay Aquarium It features three sea lions and a harbor seal that are housed here and were brought in because of their injuries or abandonment.
Oakland Zoo in Oakland, California
Ocean Institute, The: Dana Point Harbor Dr. Dana Point, CA 92629
The Ocean Institute has become nationally known for its hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. More than 110,000 K-12 students and 8,000 teachers annually participate in the Institute's 61 award-winning, immersion style programs.
Orange County Zoo: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92862
The Orange County Zoo is nestled within beautiful Irvine Regional Park. Tucked among coastal live oak and sycamore groves, this eight acre zoo displays flora and fauna native to the southwestern United States. The Orange County Zoo makes a great destination.
Orangutan Foundation International: Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 407, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
Project Survival's Cat Haven: 38257 E. Kings Canyon Rd., Dunlap, CA. 93621
Project Survival's Cat Haven is set in 100 scenic acres on the edge of the Sequoia National Forest, 15 miles west of King's Canyon National Park, California. The facility offers guided tours five days a week from 10am - 3pm closed Tue. & Wed. Oct. 1st - April 30th (six day a week from 10am - 4pm from May 1st - Sept.30 closed Tue.). Sunday the Cat Haven will open at 12 noon.
Roundhouse Lab and Aquarium: Manhattan Beach, California
Stop on by and experience the wonders of our local marine life! Located at the end of the Manhattan Beach Pier, the Roundhouse serves as O.T.S.'s educational facility. Inside are ten primary aquaria, each displaying a brilliant selection of marine fish and invertebrates
Sacramento Zoo: 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 140 native, rare and endangered species and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Zoo is wholly managed by the nonprofit Sacramento Zoological Society and inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation.
Safari West: in Napa Valley, Santa Rosa California. In the heart of California's wine country... in the field of wheat-colored grass, on the slopes of rolling green hills, among the trees and ranches and vineyards is where you will find the essence and spirit of Africa.
San Diego Wild Animal Park in Escondido, California
San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California
Santa Ana Zoo in Santa Ana, California
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, Santa Barbara, California, USA
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory: 524 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
The San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory is dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats through science and outreach, and to contributing to informed resource management decisions in the San Francisco Bay Area.
San Francisco Zoo in San Francisco, California
Sequoia Park Zoo: 3414 W Street, Eureka, CA 95503
In operation since 1907, The Sequoia Park Zoo has long been considered one of the most important cultural facilities in the area. The Zoo is committed to providing a high quality facility that offers not only the care of a variety of animals, but also an opportunity for visitors to experience a greater appreciation of the value and diversity of our planet's life forms.
Seymour Marine Discovery Centre: Santa Cruz - University of California
Shambala Preserve: (The Roar Foundation) 6867 Soledad Canyon, Acton, CA 93510
Perched on the edge of the Mojave Desert, forty miles northeast of Los Angeles, California, Shambala is a surprising paradise and the only wild animal preserve of its kind in the United States. Since 1972, this unique eighty acre wildlife habitat has provided a haven for endangered exotic big cats. Currently, almost seventy animals live at Shambala, including African lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, leopards, servals, mountain lions, bobcats, a lynx, and a Florida panther.
Snake Valley Serpentarium: Lodi, California 95240
Snakes and reptiles. Come visit our living snake and reptile museum. Admission is free. You will see various exotic snakes, lizards, tortoises, frogs and arachnids in natural habitat exhibits.
The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org, Redwood City / Woodside, California
The Gorilla Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 corporation dedicated to the preservation, protection and well-being of gorillas through interspecies communication research and education. The foundation was established in 1976 and is best known for it's groundbreaking work with two western lowland gorillas, Koko and MIchael, who were taught to become fluent in American Sign Language.
The Living Desert, Palm Desert / Indian Wells, California
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary: Modjeska CAnyon - Fullerton, CA 92834
Hours Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is open to the public, Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except major holidays. Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted as we depend on them to feed the birds.
Wildlife Waystation in Angeles National Forest, California