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, Apr 17
10:00am - 3:00pm

Party for the Planet! - VIRTUAL EVENT

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

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Sat, Apr 24
12:30pm - 3:30pm

7th Annual Brew at the Zoo - Virtual x2

Participants will receive a 14-pack of craft beer delivered to their front door from a variety of artisan brewers from all over California, as well as one brewery from Oregon.

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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!

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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Sat, Dec 11
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 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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Sun, Apr 3 - Mon, 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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