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, Jul 15
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 12
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, Oct 28
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, Nov 18
10:00am - 12:30pm

Pumpkin Smash

Join us as we feed pumpkins to the animals.

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Sat, Dec 2
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 2
10:00am - 1:00pm

Elves for the Animals

Santa's elves are busy with all the gifts for the humans so he's recruiting YOU to be an elf for the animals.

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Fri, Dec 8 - Sun, Dec 10
10am - 4pm

Santa's Pop-Up Reindeer Farm

Come meet two of Santa's Reindeer!

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Sat, Dec 16
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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