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Daily Admission

Monterey Zoo is open daily from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The zoo is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. 

All tickets have a 7 day cancellation policy. No refunds will be provided within 7 days of scheduled tickets. No-shows will be considered cancellations and no refunds will be provided.

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V.I.A.P Package

The VIAP Package is our most popular adventure! Join us behind the scenes of our large carnivore enclosures and see their morning routine. Hang out with three-four of our "Wild Things" and snap some amazing photos during your guided tour of the zoo. Round out your day with a deli-style catered lunch. Your V.I.A.P Package will begin at 10:30 AM and last approximately 3 hours.

Children must be at least 4 years old to participate in the VIAP Tour.

This tour has a minimum 7-Day cancellation period. We are required to bring in additional staff to accomplish these tours and are unable to cancel that staff last minute therefore we are very strict about our cancellation policy regardless of any circumstances. Please do not book until you are certain you are able to attend the tour. These tours are rain or shine. Within 7 days of your tour, you will be responsible for the full cost of your reservation

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Crunch Time

You can not only watch us feed some of our Feline Friends but You Can Help!

 Learn how many pounds of meat we feed our exotic carnivores, how differently some of them behave at feeding time, and best of all give us a hand at one of the most impressive events: Feeding our Big Cats! 

Children must be at least 4 years old to attend this tour.

This activity begins between 4:15-4:30 PM

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Buddy's Bedtime

Another day ending event that our keepers look forward to is putting Monterey Zoo's Rhino to bed. This involves separating them for the evening from their several habitat mates to include our zebra and water buffalo. Depending on the moods and hunger drive of all, this can take 30 minutes or perhaps an hour... but we're there until its done and the longer it takes, the more exciting it can often be. You're invited to join us.

Once separated, you'll learn about the many ingredients that went into making our rhino facility the state of the art zoological facility it is for rhinos today as well as the conservation needs of rhinos. You'll learn how YOU can help the plight of this iconic and threatened/endangered species.

Children must be at least 4 years old.

This tour starts between 4:45-5:00 pm each evening.

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Tour Ticket Pricing:

Adults: $35.25
Children (2-14): $25.00
Children (Under 2): Free
Any Stroller: $8

Walk with the Animals Tour: $1000.00 for 1 person
$800 for each additional person. Children must be at least 4 yrs.

VIP Tour:
Prices: $575.00 for one or two persons and additional guests $240.00 each. Children must be at least 4 yrs.

Please note all tickets have a 7 day cancellation policy to receive refunds. We no longer accept COVID positive tests as a reason for cancellation or reschedule outside of this cancellation policy. A no show is considered a cancellation. The zoo is open year round and tickets will not be refunded due to poor weather.

By purchasing these tickets you acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID19 and voluntarily assume the risk of exposure to yourself and your dependents by visiting MZS and VQR. Such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and death.

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