Watershed Heroes Exhibit is back, and better than ever. The river otters are thriving in their stunning exhibit that reflects the environment these animals call home. Walk along a realistic stream bed with otters and salmon swimming at eye level on either side of you. Kids can even crawl through an acrylic tube right inside the habitat! Also, be sure to check out the new Raptor Aviary, and visit Juneau and Cheyenne,the zoo’s two bald eagles.
AZA-accredited, the Sequoia Park Zoo is five acres of adventure, fun and learning for children and adults alike. The Zoo borders Sequoia Park with its playground, picnic area and magnificent old-growth redwoods. Together they make an ideal day out for the whole family.
While you’re there, take a trip to South America with the Chilean flamingos, Orinoco geese, southern screamers, Patagonian cavies, rheas and Chacoan peccaries. Then it’s off to the Himalayas to visit with the enchanting family of red pandas and shaggy yaks. Stroll over to the Barnyard to meet the llamas, alpacas, rabbits and donkeys, and interact directly with sheep, goats and chickens in the Contact Corral. Take a break for lunch at the Zoo’s popular Funky Monkey Café, and then visit with the primates — white-handed gibbons and some of the longest-lived spider monkeys in the country.
Take a walk on the wild side with the African bush dog brothers, then duck into the walk-through aviary with stunning scarlet ibises, chattering Guira cuckoos, dazzling golden pheasants, stunning Nicobar pigeons and a dozen other feathered friends. Finish up your visit in The Secrets of the Forest indoor exhibit, where you’ll discover there’s a lot more going on in the redwood forests than just the trees. In fact, there’s a whole ecosystem in the canopy of those old-growth redwoods 300 feet above your head — something to think about when you take a stroll through Sequoia Park after leaving the Zoo.
While you’re there, be sure to visit the Zoo Gift Shop and browse the diverse selection of local and sustainably made items that will keep the memories of your visit alive for many years to come.
A perfect family day on the Redwood Coast begins with Sequoia Park Zoo. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Zoo is open seven days a week, 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays (except holidays) in the winter.