Charles Paddock Zoo

Atascadero, CA

Where are we going?

Charles Paddock Zoo
9305 Pismo Ave
CA 93422

805 461-5080

What is there to do?

The Charles Paddock Zoo is home to a wide diversity of different animal species - f small reptiles to large mammals, so kids will really be spending a day with some of the worlds most fascinating creatures!

Are you ready to meet the animals? How about we start with those mammals!

Kids can come face to face with the Malayan Tiger, or the Red Panda. Have you ever heard of a Rock Hyrax or a Fossa? The Charles Paddock Zoo is where you can find out! There are lemurs, monkeys, wallabies, right down to tiny creatures like the sugar glider and four toed hedgehog. Creatures great and small!

The reptiles are just as fascinating, with a variety of tortoise, and pythons, and even a Gila Monster - eek! Wonder what that might be!

Let's not forget about those colorful birds, including the private owls, the bridge flamingos, and impressive macaws! The Charles Paddock Zoo also have alpacas and sheep in their barnyard too, for those more interactive animal experiences!

The Charles Paddock Zoo is home to hundreds of animal species from around the world, and many of the residents are part of globally managed programs to preserve animals and their habitats. It's for this reason the Charles Paddock Zoo is truly dedicated to the conservation of local and exotic species, and love having kids visit so they can educate them on our amazing animals and planet!

Why not be inspired on your next WILD family day out, and see what creatures you will meet next!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $7

Children: $5 (Ages 3-11)

Discount: Seniors $6

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

Just speak to Guest Services about the accessibility of the exhibits!


When can we go?

10am - 5pm daily (4pm close Nov 1- Mar 31)

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day


Any top tips?

Keep an eye out for fun events, such as Halloween extravaganzas! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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