Nestled along a stunning redwood forest, Sequoia Park Zoo is the only zoo in the world that boasts such a unique setting. On just 5 acres, this award-winning zoo is intimate and accessible for all ages and abilities. Founded in 1907, it is the oldest zoo in California featuring spacious state-of-the art animal habitats with over 50 species, some rare and endangered.
Stepping through the Entry Pavilion, an interactive water-play area featuring salmon sculptures invites children to splash in the watershed, until they are amazed to spot three boisterous North American river otters swimming underwater in their large and lush habitat. Watch their behavior as they move from land to water in this unique exhibit. Up ahead in the forest are two magnificent Bald eagles and two Common ravens watching from their perches, along with a North American porcupine and a Northern spotted owl all residing within the Raptor Aviary.
Down further, meet an Indian muntjack and escape to the Himalayas with a visit to our Red panda exhibit. Next, the fun and interactive Barnyard is home to a variety of domestic hooved, feathered and furry friends to greet. Also hiding in the Barnyard are some surprising wild critters who use human habitats for their homes too. Make a game of finding them all. Themed play structures for kids — both goat and human – are a family favorite.
Continue your adventure by birdwatching inside the Nancy Hilfiker Aviary and check out how a pack of Bush dogs patrol their terraced territory and marvel at the color of the gorgeous flock of Chilean flamingos.
During your visit, try out Ecos Cafe, a locally owned Zoo Cafe with delicious options. End your visit in the Zoo Gift Shop where you can find the perfect souvenir from a variety of toys, books and games. Browse the diverse selection of special local and exotic items that support wildlife conservation — gifts that give back and support our mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect and passion for wildlife.
Complete your visit with a hike or drive into the mature forest of the adjacent Sequoia Park that features a playground, picnic area and duck pond. A perfect family day on the Redwood Coast begins with Sequoia Park Zoo. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM with last entry at 4:00 PM. Face Masks are REQUIRED for everyone age 3+. Guests must practice social distancing, wear a mask and we encourage frequent hand washing. There are hand sanitizer stations throughout the Zoo. Some areas of the Zoo may be closed due to Humboldt County Covid-19 restrictions.