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 species from all over the world. We have numerous animals that 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 visit us often!

Sat, Oct 17 - Sun, Nov 1

Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

Dress up in your cutest costume and come to the Zoo any time between October 17th and November 1st. Model it in front of our Halloween Photo-Op and send us a pic.

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Sat, Dec 5
5:30pm - 9:00pm

Walk Around the Lake

Enjoy a special evening walk around the Lake with musical groups, carolers, Santa and more!

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Sat, Dec 19
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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Mon, Feb 1 - Mon, Feb 15

Adopt a Cockroach for A Special Someone!

Show your affection (or lack of thereof) towards a special someone in your life!
It's the perfect Valentine's Day Gift.

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Sat, Mar 13
5pm - 8pm

Zoo Trivia Night

Do you think you know your animal trivia? Come test your knowledge at the Zoo.

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Sat, Apr 3 - Sun, Apr 18

Spring Festival

Spring will be spectacular this year because your favorite backyard friends are back! Come enjoy fur and feathers for a limited time!

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Sat, Apr 24
5:30pm - 9:00pm

Brew at the Zoo

A fun evening is in store with a complete variety of craft breweries, wine, cider and distilled spirits for everyone to enjoy while strolling through the Zoo.

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Sat, Apr 24
10:00am - 3:00pm

Party for the Planet!

A great day for education, conservation and fun for all ages!

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Sun, May 9
11:00pm - 2:00pm

Cookie Adventure

Local cookie bakers will be at the Charles Paddock Zoo handing out samples of their scrumptious cookies to Cookie Adventure participants on Mother's Day.

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Sat, Jul 17
5:30pm - 8:30pm

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 7
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!

Tue, Sep 14

Wild Bingo

Feeling Lucky? Join our Wild Bingo for a chance to win cool prizes!

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Fri, Sep 17 - Sun, Sep 19
5:30 - 10pm

11th Annual Dancing With Our Stars

Dr. Steve Robinson is fundraising for the Charles Paddock Zoo by dancing on the 11th Annual Dancing with Our Stars presented by the Friends of the Atascadero Library.

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

Zoo Boo

$13 per person; Members $12 per person; Ages 2 and Under Free.

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