Today's Hours
10AM - 5PM

Visit The Zoo

The Charles Paddock Zoo is the ONLY Zoo in San Luis Obispo County and is home to hundreds of species from all over the world. Our facility is home to numerous animals that are part of globally managed programs to preserve animals and their habitats. If you want to engage with some of the world's rarest animals in a fun environment, it's time to plan a visit! Nestled on five acres, in the beautiful surroundings of the Atascadero Lake Park, the Zoo is just one of many fun things to include in your visit to this scenic location.  Plan on making your visit a full day of family-friendly fun with a stroll through the Zoo, a picnic lunch and playground time in the park, a walk around the lake, paddle boating, and fishing.

Zoo Hours

Zoo Hours

The Zoo is Open Daily!


The Zoo is open 363 days a year!  (We are only closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.) 

Our hours vary according to season, so please refer to the information below when planning your visit.   

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

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


Admission Prices

Admission Prices

Adults 13 & Over $13

Children 5 to 12 $8

Children 3 to 4 $5

Seniors 65+ $11

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)