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


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


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


Events & Classes

6:30 pm Conservation Lecture: Elephants ...
Conservation Lecture: Elephants ...
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conservation Lecture: Elephants - Winning the War on Ivory
An intelligent multiagency approach is the way to win the War on Ivory By Krissie Clark & Wayne Lotter of PAMS Foundation (Supported by Sequoia Park Zoo’s Quarters for Conservation Efforts) Tanzania has revolutionized conventional anti-poaching tactics that were failing and notched … Continue reading
all-day Boo at the Zoo 2016
Boo at the Zoo 2016
Oct 29 all-day
Boo at the Zoo 2016
The Sequoia Park Zoo and Foundation invite the community to the annual spooktacular Halloween celebration, Boo at the Zoo on Saturday, October 29th, with activities from 12–4pm. Enjoy frightfully delightful crafts in the Bat Cave, games, face painting, and the … Continue reading

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