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 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!

Sat, Oct 23
5:00pm - 8:30pm

Zoo Boo

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

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Sat, Nov 27
10am - 1pm

Pumpkin Smash

Join us as we feed pumpkins to the animals.

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Sat, Dec 4
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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Fri, Dec 10 - Sun, Dec 12
10am - 4pm

Santa's Pop-Up Reindeer Farm

Come meet two of Santa's Reindeer!

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Sat, Dec 18
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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Sat, Mar 12
5pm - 8pm

Zoo Trivia Night

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

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Mon, Apr 4 - Sat, Apr 9
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 10 - Sun, Apr 24

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 23
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 8
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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