About

Mission

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

Vision

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: River otter, salmon, and Bald eagle exhibits
  • 2015: Development of the Native Predators continues

Visit

Open Today from 10am to 5pm

Adults: $5.75

Children (3-12): $3.75

Seniors (60+): $4.75

Children under 3: Free

Zoo Members: Free

Directions

Events & Classes

Mar
8
Sun
2015
12:00 pm Zoo Crew Orientation
Zoo Crew Orientation
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Want to work more closely with the animals? This year-round program offers individuals the opportunity to take part in some of the zoo’s day-to-day activities, [...]
Mar
11
Wed
2015
7:00 pm Free Conservation Lecture
Free Conservation Lecture
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Frogs and Chytrid in Coffee, Oh My!”  by Jennifer Brown, Graduate Student, HSU Wildlife, and SPZF Grant Recipient   Detailed information coming soon.   For [...]

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