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International Snow Day with the Critters

@ Santa Ana Zoo

Animals, games, storytelling, crafts


“Snow Days with the Critters," the Santa Ana Zoo's exciting winter event, welcomes visitors to the Zoo during the weekend of Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 from 11 AM – 2 PM, rain or shine. The event is included with the price of admission and is FREE for children 2 and under, as well as for members of the Zoo. On Sunday, December 16, Santa Ana residents can visit the Zoo and enjoy this event for FREE! Proof of residency is required.

“Snow Days with the Critters," the Santa Ana Zoo's exciting winter event, welcomes visitors to the Zoo during the weekend of Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16 from 11 AM – 2 PM, rain or shine. The event is included with the price of admission and is FREE for children 2 and under, as well as for members of the Zoo. On Sunday, December 16, Santa Ana residents can visit the Zoo and enjoy this event for FREE! Proof of residency is required.


"Snow Days" is an annual all-Zoo event welcoming winter and celebrating the joys of the season, including snow! Watch animals receive icy treats and snow enrichment, listen to festive music, enjoy the winter decorations, discover how animals adapt to surviving in freezing environments, create cool crafts, and listen to delightful winter stories. There will even be a special area set aside for children of all ages to play in “snow.” Snow enrichment for the animals is being generously provided by Kona Ice, and they will also have their delicious and colorful shaved ice for purchase at the Zoo!


Shop for the holiday season with an extra discount during the “White Elephant Sale” at the Treetop Toys Gift Shop on both days.


“Snow Days with the Critters are engaging, high-energy days created to bring together family and friends to learn more about animals and support the Zoo’s ongoing conservation efforts,” says David Exline, FOSAZ Board President. “Add to the mix our Zoofari Express Train ride, the Conservation Carrousel, Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel, our popular playgrounds next to the new Bean Sprouts Café and our picnic tables, and you’ve got the makings for a great day!”


As an added treat, guests will enjoy decorations with a frosty theme and falling snow as they enter the gate. Beautiful, original hand-crafted adornments are perfect for pictures and depict many holiday favorites including Santa’s Workshop, Sweet Shop and Post Office cut outs of 3-dimensional wood, all individually designed and painted by Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ) Board Member Rip Ribble.

  • Santa Ana Zoo
  • 1801 E. Chestnut Avenue
  • Santa Ana, CA 92701

Phone: (714) 647-6575

Website: Click to Visit

Saturday, December 15, 2018 : 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Activity occurs from 12/15/2018 to 12/16/2018 on:

  • Saturday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Note: Zoo is open from 10am-4pm.

Suitable for: 0+

  • Ages 0 - 2: Free
  • Ages 3 - 12: $9.00
  • Ages 13 and over: $12.00

Note: Prices include admission to the zoo.

Free, provided on location.

Activity Name Next Occurrence Suitable Ages
12/11/2018 0+

Event dates, times and cost are subject to change without notice. Before heading out, please contact the event organizer to verify the information provided. If you have questions about a particular event, please contact the event organizer directly.

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