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 the 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: River otter, salmon, and Bald eagle exhibits
  • 2015: Development of the Native Predators continues

Visit

Open Today from 10am to 5pm

Adults: $6.75

Children (3-12): $4.75

Seniors (60+): $5.75

Children under 3: Free

Zoo Members: Free

Directions

Events & Classes

Jul
20
Sun
all-day National Zoo Keeper Week
National Zoo Keeper Week
Jul 20 – Jul 26 all-day
The zoo is celebrating National Zookeeper Week starting July 20 with keeper talks, animal encounters, a raffle and other special activities for visitors of all [...]
Jul
26
Sat
all-day Get Out and Play Day
Get Out and Play Day
Jul 26 all-day
From the park to the bay…a hometown adventure for the whole family! Come explore all the wonders that the City of Eureka has to offer [...]

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