Zoo Projects

Future Salmon Exhibit

Future Salmon Exhibit, part of Watershed Heroes

Creating a Tourist Destination on the North Coast

The economic and educational value of a quality zoo in a rural county like Humboldt cannot be underestimated. We can offer a great zoo experience here on the North Coast—one that rivals larger zoos but allows for a more intimate experience.  With continued investment from the community, we envision Sequoia Park Zoo to be a premier Redwood Coast destination.

Since adopting its first comprehensive Master Plan in 2006 and receiving accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in 1995, Sequoia Park Zoo has steadily moved forward in developing exciting new exhibits and updating existing ones while creating a modern zoo that engages visitors through education and conservation. One of Sequoia Park Zoo’s many goals is to provide a place where residents and visitors alike can learn more about the natural world in an outdoor setting. Equally important, the zoo must ensure the animals that make their home here are able to live comfortably and thrive in an environment that’s as close to their native environment as possible. Many parts of the zoo already meet these principles through careful updating and renovation.

Learn more about the six thematic zones featured in the zoo’s Master Plan and their featured animal species by clicking here.

Part of implementing the Master Plan involves prioritizing projects based on funding, the amount of disruption caused to visitors and zoo residents, and of course Humboldt weather. Our most recent exhibits (Red pandas and flamingo/cavy/screamer) were prioritized because the goals for these habitats were relatively easy to achieve and quick to build. Our current focus is the Native Predator’s Zone of the Zoo’s Master Plan.

Completed: Watershed Heroes, River Otter, Salmon and Bald Eagle Exhibits

In 2011, the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation was awarded a $2.3M grant to proceed with the next stage of the Master Plan – the foundations of the Native Predators exhibit in the form of the Watershed Heroes project. This project will bring River otters back to the zoo, as well as Bald eagles and three local salmon species and a new learning lab. We will break ground on the project later this summer (2013), with the grand opening scheduled for summer 2014.

Read on…

Completed: Flamingos, Cavies & Screamers, Oh My!

The new Flamingos, Cavies & Screamers, Oh My! exhibit was completed in the summer of 2011. This large-scale renovation involved re-routing the main zoo walkway and crafting a new flamingo habitat including a new pond and nesting area. It creates a dynamic, multi-species exhibit which maximizes our small footprint and provides a snapshot of life in the Tropical Andes biodiversity hotspot region.

Completed: Red Panda Exhibit

Our Red panda exhibit was completed in July of 2010. Read more about the successful introduction of female Stella Luna in February 2013 and Mohu, the first Red panda born at Sequoia park Zoo in June 2013.


Adults (13-59)  $10.00

Military (with ID)  $7.00

Seniors (60+)  $7.00

Children (3-12)  $6.00

Babies (0-2)  FREE


Events & Classes

6:30 pm Conservation Lecture #2 @ Flamingo Room, Sequoia Park Zoo
Conservation Lecture #2 @ Flamingo Room, Sequoia Park Zoo
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Conservation Lecture #2 @ Flamingo Room, Sequoia Park Zoo
Sloth with symbiotic microorganisms growing on its fur “Symbiosis and the Sloth” – presented by Maya Kaup, Master’s of Science Candidate at the University of Mississippi Maya Kaup is a Humboldt native who grew up at the Sequoia Park Zoo. … Continue reading
11:00 am Family Nature Club -Wildlife in ...
Family Nature Club -Wildlife in ...
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
While temperatures drop and rain turns to snow, nature presses on through it all, and while we stay cozy and warm indoors the wildlife around us is changing with the seasons. Hibernate? Migrate? Tolerate? What would you chose? Join us … Continue reading

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