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Spring Festival @ the Charles Paddock Zoo

March 24, 2024 - April 7, 2024

10am - 5 pm


Spring is here and if you are looking for fun-filled family activities during Spring Break, come by the Charles Paddock Zoo! The event includes the arrival of adorable baby chicks and opportunities to view animal feedings!

Over 200 animal species to enjoy at the Zoo! Many of the Zoo residents are part of a globally managed program to preserve animals and their habitats. The Zoo features several unique species not often seen in facilities of our size, including fossa, red pandas, Malayan tiger, lemurs and meerkats, as well as many other exciting and interesting mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. Plus experience the animals up close! Unique gifts, as well as refreshments and strollers are available at the zoo gift shop. Adjacent to the Atascadero Lake Park, the zoo is the perfect destination for a day of fun, education and relaxation.


Spring Festival is included with General Admission. The Charles Paddock Zoo is SLO County’s ONLY Zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Open Daily 10am to 5pm and located at Atascadero Lake Park on Hwy 41/Morro Road, one mile west of Hwy 101. 


For Zoo information, go to or call (805) 461-5080.



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