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Snow Days with the Critters at Santa Ana Zoo

Join the Santa Ana Zoo on Dec 15 & 16 from 11am - 2pm for Snow Days with the Critters!

"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!

"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 Cafe 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.

  • General Public - free with price of admission;

  • FOSAZ Members are FREE

  • Santa Ana Residents are FREE on December 16

Also shop for the holiday season with an extra discount during our "White Elephant Sale" at the Treetop Toys Gift Ship both days.

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