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Sequoia Park Zoo

Sequoia Park Zoo


A perfect day on the Redwood Coast begins with a visit to Sequoia Park Zoo. Founded in 1907, it is the oldest zoo in California with over 50 species, some rare and endangered. Meet red pandas from the Himalayas, bird-watch in the Nancy Hilfiker aviary, take pictures on the world-class Redwood Sky Walk! On 6-acres, this award-winning zoo is intimate and accessible for all ages and abilities, the only zoo in the world located within a redwood forest.

The Redwood Sky Walk is a brand-new, self-guided eco-experience unlike any other, with entry inside the Zoo. Designed to showcase our coast redwoods with a new perspective, this interpretive trail gently guides visitors 100 feet above the forest floor and invites guests to learn more about California's famous north coast region and natural history. The experience is ADA accessible with the exception of one optional 369-foot adventure segment and includes no stairs.

Explore the award-winning Watershed Heroes exhibit which includes a water-play area inviting children to splash and learn about our local watershed. Observe three playful North American river otters swimming underwater in their lush habitat and watch their behavior as they move from land to water in this unique exhibit voted #3 in the world by Nearby are two magnificent bald eagles and two common ravens watching from their perches, along with a North American porcupine and a Northern spotted owl all residing within the Raptor Aviary. Check out how a pack of Bush dogs patrol their terraced territory and marvel at the color of the gorgeous flock of Chilean flamingos. The fun and interactive Barnyard is home to a variety of domestic hooved, feathered and furry friends. Locate some surprising wild critters who use human habitats for their homes too, make a game of finding them all!

During your visit, grab a bite at the Zoo's Ecos Cafe, locally-owned with delicious options. End your visit in the Zoo Gift Shop where you can find the perfect souvenir from a variety of toys, books, games and apparel.

As an Association of Zoos & Aquariums accredited zoo, we meet the highest standards in animal care and welfare and provide a fun, safe, and educational family experience. In addition, AZA-institutions dedicate millions of dollars annually to support scientific research, conservation, and education programs. Sequoia Park Zoo inspires conservation of the natural world by instilling wonder, respect and passion for wildlife.
WHERE: 3414 W St., Eureka
MORE INFO: Sequoia Park Zoo is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm (hours may vary depending on time of year, check website for more information). COVID-19: Masks are recommended at all times during your visit. Masks are required when entering any indoor area and at the spider monkey & river otter viewing areas, regardless of vaccination status. Local guidelines and mandates are subject to sudden change - please check and for current information.

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