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‘Zooper Heroes’ Celebrates Human and Animal Super Powers at the Santa Barbara Zoo

Come learn about amazing animal adaptations and wear your favorite superhero costume

The Santa Barbara Zoo celebrates both human and animal super powers with its first-ever ‘Zooper Heroes Month,’ a fun and educational event showcasing animal adaptations, beginning on March 26 through April 30. 

Guests are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero anytime throughout the month to learn about various animal adaptations, and find out what projects the Zoo’s conservation team is working on. Guests can have fun with photo op vignettes throughout the Zoo featuring different animal adaptations like butterflies and other pollinators, spiders, frogs, and more, while visiting all their favorite animals. Special themed food and drink offerings will also be available for purchase. 

Zooper Heroes is free with Zoo admission or Zoo membership; online reservations are required.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face coverings that cover the nose and mouth must be worn by all guests over the age of 2 while in the Zoo; no costume head or face masks permitted. Keep costumes child-friendly: no gore or realistic weapons. The Zoo will be open for regular operating hours in line with the modified COVID-19 safety measures, including limited capacity. To make reservations for Zooper Heroes, visit www.sbzoo.org.

About the Santa Barbara Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. for members and 9:30 am for general admission until 5 pm (seasonal extended hours on select days); general admission is $19.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 2-12, and free for children under 2. Parking is $11. The Santa Barbara Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA zoos are dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great visitor experience, and a better future for all living things. With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and is the public’s link to helping animals in their native habitats. Visit www.sbzoo.org.