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Snow Days with the Critters

@ Santa Ana Zoo

Animals, games, storytelling, crafts


This year’s “Snow Days with the Critters,” the Santa Ana Zoo's exciting weekend winter celebration, is on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 11 AM to 2 PM, rain or shine.

This year’s “Snow Days with the Critters,” the Santa Ana Zoo's exciting weekend winter celebration, is on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 from 11 AM to 2 PM, rain or shine.


During the two-day event, many Zoo animals will receive icy treats and snow enrichments from our staff, while guests 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 be a designated area for small children to play with magic “faux” snow, underwritten by Orange/Villa Park Chapter, NCL Inc.


Kona Ice, an ongoing sponsor of Snow Days with the Critters, will also be onsite with delicious and colorful shaved ice for purchase as well as providing icy treats for the animals.


“Snow Days with the Critters was 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. “Our Snow Days event is a fantastic way to celebrate the Season and enjoy everything the Zoo has to offer including our Zoofari Express Train ride, the Conservation Carrousel, Fifty Monkey Ferris Wheel, our popular playgrounds, Bean Sprouts Café and our picnic tables.”


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 14, 2019 : 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Activity occurs from 12/14/2019 to 12/15/2019 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
12/08/2019 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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