Tickets are $7 Adults age 12+, $6 Seniors age 65+, $5 Children 3-11, Free for Kids 2 & under!
“A Party for the Planet” will be a fun day for children of all ages, with interactive adventures, hands-on activities, exhibits by sustainability-conscious businesses, as well as demonstrations and workshops on native plant gardening, food waste composting, water conservation, beekeeping, and more. During the entire month of April, visitors are encouraged to bring used toys in good working condition to be donated to families in need. Local students will be performing skits based on animal habits, prehistoric animals and biodiversity. It will be an engaging, affordable event that will challenge young and mature minds alike. Potential exhibitors, particularly non-profits and sustainability-focused businesses, are encouraged to contact regarding participation; there is no charge to exhibit.
Over 200 animal species call the Charles Paddock Zoo home! Many of the zoo residents are part of globally managed programs to preserve animals and their habitats. The Zoo is dedicated to the conservation of local and exotic species and features several unique species not often seen in facilities of our size, including fossa, red pandas, Malayan tiger, lemurs and meerkats, as well as many other exciting and interesting mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. The Zoo is family-friendly with the opportunity for children and adults to experience animals up close. Unique gifts, as well as refreshments and strollers, are available at the zoo gift shop. Adjacent to the Atascadero Lake Park, the zoo is the perfect destination for a day of fun, education and relaxation. On April 13th, the annual Children’s Day in the Park will also be happening! Seek out the Carnival wristband for a combo price of $7 for both the Zoo and the Carnival for Children 12 & under!
A Party for the Planet offers Earth Day activities that are full of fun and purpose and enjoyable for all at the cost of regular zoo admission.