Today's Hours
10AM - 5PM

Events at CPZ

The Charles Paddock Zoo is the ONLY Zoo on the Central Coast and is home to hundreds of animals from all over the world. We are part of globally managed programs to preserve animals and their habitats. If you want to engage with some of the rarest animals in the world in a safe and respectful environment then make it a point to come by and see us soon! If you don't see the event you're looking for below, please go to for other upcoming events at the Zoo and in the City of Atascadero.

Sat, Jul 13
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Ice Cream Zoofari!

Come beat the summer heat with lots of Ice Cream along with the animals at the Central Coasts only Zoo!

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Sat, Aug 3
10am - 3pm

Wild About Art

Wild About Art is a fun-filled day of arts & crafts throughout the Zoo! Animal artists, face painting, workshops, local art for purchase & more!

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Sat, Sep 7
5:30pm - 8:30pm

11th Annual Brew at the Zoo

Get ready for a fun evening at the Charles Paddock sampling craft beers, ciders, distilled spirits, seltzers, wine, and more!

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Sat, Oct 26
5:00pm - 8:30pm

Zoo Boo

Join a not-so-scarry trick or treating event with the cutest animals in the Central Coast!

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Sat, Dec 21
10:00am - 1:00pm

Holiday Magic

Experience the magic of the holiday season as the zookeepers step in as Santa’s Elves to prepare gifts for the animals.

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Sun, May 11
10am - 2pm

Sweet Adventures for Mom at the Charles Paddock Zoo

Local bakers will be at the Charles Paddock Zoo handing out samples of scrumptious sweets for those attending the Zoo to celebrate Mother's Day.

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Sat, May 17
10am ~ 5pm

Armed Forces Day

THANK YOU Active Duty Armed Forces Men & Women!

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