OC Zoo

Orange County Zoo

1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 973-6847

Open Daily: weekdays 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

The OC Zoo is located inside beautiful Irvine Regional Park in the city of Orange. The Zoo is nestled among the majestic 477 acre wilderness park.

Zoo staff shows children an opossum.The Zoo's focus is on animals and plants native to the southwestern United States. Animals on exhibit include black bears, mountain lions, bald eagle, island foxes, ocelot, red-tailed hawk, great horned owls, porcupine, coyotes, turkey vultures, coati and more. The zoo also features a barnyard with domestic goats, jacob sheep, pot-bellied pigs, doves and pheasants.

OC Zoo - Admission Fee: $2 per person ages 3 years and over; Ages 2 years and under are free

Entry Fee for Irvine Regional Park: $3 per vehicle weekdays and $5 per vehicle weekends (Major Holidays: $7 to $10 per entry as posted)

Please click on "Programs" & "Events & Programs" for a current listing of educational programs and special events offered at the Orange County Zoo.

New! Take an audio tour at the OC Zoo!

Dial (714) 481-0355 on your cell phone to begin the audio tour. Refer to the guide (available below and at the zoo). Enter the animal exhibit number followed by the “#” key. Listen to fun and interesting information about the zoo’s animals. Hear from our animal keepers, veterinarian, education coordinator, curator and manager and learn more about our animals. Discover what our bears get to eat everyday, what the coyotes’ names are, how old our bald eagles are, what treats we give to the raccoon, why are animals are here at the zoo, where they came from, and more fun information! The cell phone tour is free and you can even put it on speaker phone for your family or friends to hear!


November 7, 2013 
Christmas at the Zoo

News ImageVisit with Santa, enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus and children's activities. Plus, see the animals get holiday treats! Takes place Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

October 21, 2013 
Halloween Zoo-tacular!

See the zoo animals get special Halloween treats, plus crafts, trick-or-treating and more for children to enjoy Saturday, Oct. 26.

February 15, 2013 
OC Zoo Loses a Friend

News ImageNacho, a much-loved 15-year-old black bear at the OC Zoo, died on Valentine's Day.

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