Spring Camp 2019 at The Charles Paddock Zoo!

Junior Keeper for a Day!
Check for dates and times on the calendar page.

11709465_10153045132937055_7326565748833778137_nIs your child interested in being a keeper for a day?  Our keepers are incredibly knowledgeable about a wide variety of species and work really hard to provide the best care for our zoo animals.

It’s an important job, considering the role zoos are playing in conservation efforts around the globe. Your camper will get to experience how awesome it feels to help out and make a difference.

Your child will go behind the scenes with our keeping & education staff as they help prepare diets, service (clean) animal habitats and create enrichment for our animals.



Pre-registration is required and can be done online at or by calling 470-3360. For more information about the camps please call the zoo education department at 470-3172 or email



Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 13 & over: $10.00

Children 5 to 12: $8.00

Children 3 to 4: $5.00

Seniors 65+: $9.00

Children 2 years & under — FREE

Our Location

Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

Contact Us

Phone: 805.461.5080

Email us at


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