2017 Calendar of Events

Día del Niño (April 30)

Live Latin performances, bilingual animal feeding shows, a craft room and more are part of our annual celebration of children and families. Join us! Children 12 and under will be admitted free all day.

Evenings by the Bay (Fridays in July & Saturdays from July 8 – September 2)

Spend your summer evenings by the sea and enjoy extended hours until 8 p.m. on select Fridays and Saturday nights. Our summer time festivities include sustainable food and wine tastings and special programs, all while listening to live music and hanging out with your favorite animals.

Fiesta del Mar (October 15)

Latin American traditions come alive during this celebration of ocean conservation! With live music, cultural dance, animal feedings presented bilingually and crafts for kids, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. Children 12 and under will be admitted free all day.

Community Open House (December 2-10)

Free admission for residents of Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Visitors must present a photo ID and proof of residence at the main entrance. Current student identification from colleges and universities in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties, and current utility bills showing residence are also valid proof of residence.