Today's Hours
10AM - 4PM

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, Mar 14
5pm - 8pm

Zoo Trivia Night

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

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Thu, Mar 26 - Sat, Mar 28
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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Sun, Apr 5 - Sun, Apr 19

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 18
10:00am - 3:00pm

Party for the Planet!

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

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Sat, Apr 25
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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Sun, May 10
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 18
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 8
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!