Zoo General Info

There's a place that's Real Wild and Real Close where adventure and discovery awaits. A place where you can see orange monkeys, a camel with two humps, bright red birds with long curved beaks, and even a giant anteater! It's right here in the heart of Orange County: The Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park.

General Information

Santa Ana Zoo
1801 E. Chestnut Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 836-4000

For membership information, birthday parties, or rentals call Friends of Santa Ana Zoo at (714) 953-8555. Also see the zoo's expansive website at www.santaanazoo.org.

Hours & Admission

The Zoo has reopened! Starting September 09, 2020, the Santa Ana Zoo will be open Wednesday-Sunday (closed Monday-Tuesday). 

At this time, some attractions may be closed due to COVID-19 regulations. Please visit www.santaanazoo.org for detailed information. 

Open daily except Thanksgiving, December 25th, and New Year's Day

Hours: Gates open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visitors can stay one hour after gates close


Adults (Ages 13+) $12.00
Senior (Ages 60+) $9.00
Child (Ages 3-12) $9.00

Children 2 and under: FREE  / Parking: FREE
Zoo Membership information is available through the Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ) at www.santaanazoo.org


Food Service: Bean Sprouts
A "hip and healthy" cafe with family friendly selections of sandwiches, salads, pizzas and drinks.
Gift Shop: Treetop Toys
Offers a selection of t-shirts, assorted children's toys, and books.
Playground: For children of all ages.