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

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

Directions

Events & Classes

Jun
10
Fri
2016
7:00 pm Zoo Night at the Crabs Game! @ Arcata Ballpark
Zoo Night at the Crabs Game! @ Arcata Ballpark
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Sequoia Park Zoo will be featured as the Humboldt Crabs take on the California Expos in Arcata for “Zoo Night”! Guests are welcome to dress up as their favorite zoo animal and Super Salmon will be making a special … Continue reading
Jun
12
Sun
2016
12:00 pm Upcoming Volunteer Orientations ... @ Sequoia Park Zoo
Upcoming Volunteer Orientations ... @ Sequoia Park Zoo
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get involved at the Zoo by participating in one of our ongoing volunteer programs! Our programs enjoy fun, educational, and rewarding experiences to enhance the Sequoia Park Zoo for animals and humans alike. Visit our volunteer page for more information.

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