Today's Hours
10AM - 5PM

Visit The Zoo

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!

Zoo Hours

Zoo Hours

The Zoo is Open!

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April 1st - October 31st
10:00am - 5:00pm

November 1st - March 31st
10:00am - 4:00pm

Open 7 days a week

Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Admission Prices

Adults 13 & Over $10

Children 5 to 12 $8

Children 3 to 4 $5

Seniors 65+ $9

Children 2 & Under FREE


Charles Paddock Zoo
9100 Morro Road
Atascadero, CA 93422


Zoo Map

Zoo Map

Charles Paddock Zoo layout map.
See where all of your favorite exhibits are!
Click below to see the map.

Zoo Layout Map (PDF)

Virtual Tour

In a collaboration with Trimble, intern Flavia Padoam came all the way from Brazil as part of her training and collected data for the creation of this 3D map of our zoo. Thanks to Trimble, you may now join us for a virtual tour of the Charles Paddock Zoo.