About

Mission

Sequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect and passion for wildlife.

We fulfill our mission by:

  • Creating intimate connections between people and animals
  • Providing the highest standards of animal care and exhibitry
  • Providing innovative educational experiences
  • Partnering with other institutions to ensure sustainability of zoo and wild populations
  • Providing a place for our community to meet, relax, and enjoy
  • Appreciating and utilizing our unique redwood setting

Vision

We envision the Sequoia Park Zoo as a premier Redwood Coast destination.

Learn more about Zoo Projects and check out the Master Plan.

Recent Zoo Milestones

  • 1995: Sequoia Park Zoo gains accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
  • 2003: The new Barnyard and Contact Corral replace the old petting zoo.
  • 2005: The new Entry Pavilion opens, including a café, gift shop, classroom and Secrets of the Forest exhibit.
  • 2006: Zoo adopts comprehensive Master Plan.
  • 2007: Centennial celebration (zoo opened in 1907); “Bill’s Garden” opened as a memorial to Bill the Chimp, Ziggy, and the history of chimps at Sequoia Park Zoo. Animal Care Center is built, and a new primate shift facility is added for better animal care.
  • 2008: Nancy Hilfiker Aviary, built in 1994, is renovated for improved bird and visitor experience.
  • 2010: Red pandas – an adorable yet highly endangered species – move into their new exhibit.
  • 2011: Flamingos, Cavies & Screamers, Oh My! exhibit renovation completed; Zoo is awarded $2.3 million grant to build River otter, salmon and Bald eagle exhibits.
  • 2012: Zoo kicks off first Conservation Grants Program; compost station is added to Barnyard; record number of animals reside at zoo
  • 2013: Breaking ground on Watershed Heroes project – pardon our progress! Project fundraising underway.
  • 2014: Grand Opening: Phase 1 of Watershed Heroes Neighborhood: River Otter Habitat, Salmon Stream, and Learning Lab
  • 2015: Grand Opening: Phase 2 of Watershed Heroes Neighborhood: McLean Foundation Bald Eagle and Northern Spotted Owl Aviary

Visit

Open Today from 10am to 5pm

Please contact the Zoo Ticket Booth for admission prices. (707) 441-4263

Directions

Events & Classes

Jul
13
Mon
2015
9:00 am Jr. Zookeepers: From Pack to Pal
Jr. Zookeepers: From Pack to Pal
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
From wild Gray wolf to sweet little Chihuahua, how does a wild animal become “man’s best friend”? Animals and humans have shared lives since the beginning of human time. We will make treats for the Yak, barnyard animals, and even … Continue reading
Jul
14
Tue
2015
9:00 am Jr. Zookeepers: From Pack to Pal
Jr. Zookeepers: From Pack to Pal
Jul 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
From wild Gray wolf to sweet little Chihuahua, how does a wild animal become “man’s best friend”? Animals and humans have shared lives since the beginning of human time. We will make treats for the Yak, barnyard animals, and even … Continue reading

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OUR MISSION: Sequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect and passion for wildlife.