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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 two of our "Wild Things" and snap some amazing photos. Head down to our Pachyderm area and see where our elephants hang out at night. Follow this experience up by giving one of our elephants a bath, taking some once-in-a-lifetime pictures, and giving the elephant a snack. 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.

Zoo admission on the day of your scheduled V.I.A.P Package is included. The zoo is open 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM daily. You are welcome to visit the zoo at any time during these open hours.

Children must be at least 4 years old to participate in the VIP 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

Note: After 7/31/2021, the elephant portion of this activity will be temporarily suspended and unavailable however it will be replaced with interactions with other Monterey Zoo ambassador animals

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Crunch Time

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

Crunch Time takes place prior to Butch's Bedtime. 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! This activity begins between 4:15-4:30 PM

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Tour Ticket Pricing:

Adults: $35.00
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. No other refunds will be provided. 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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