How IfOnly Works


Discover thousands of experiences with top luminaries for any occasions.


Connect directly with our luminaries to book your experiences on your own schedules.


Embark on your adventure and leave us a review of your experience.

Welcome ,

We look forward to delighting you.


Thank you!

Please check your inbox for your welcome email and your unique promo code

Sorry, your email does not match our records. Please use your Amex Concierge email to sign-up for an IfOnly Concierge account.

Your email is already in our system, but has not yet been verified. We previously sent you an email - finish setting up your account by pressing the “CONFIRM EMAIL” button.

If you need us to send you another email, please press below.

If you do not receive an email within 5 minutes, please call 415-376-4646 and our Guest Experiences Team will assist you.


concierge-img Elizabeth and our concierge team would be delighted to assist you.


(415) 376-4640
Monday through Friday, 9am–6pm PT

Send a Message


Buy This Experience as a Gift

Extraordinary experiences are wonderful to share. Gifting an IfOnly experience is easy. Here's how:

  • Leave the dates blank so that your gift recipient can provide dates that work for them
  • Add this experience to your shopping cart by clicking on "Buy Now"
  • You'll be able to enter your gift recipient's email and add a gift message
  • Your gift recipient will receive this experience and be able to schedule it when they're ready
  • A Career Caring for Animals: Lunch and Learn with a Zoo Curator: In Santa Barbara, California

    Santa Barbara Zoo

    Benefiting Santa Barbara Zoo

    A Career Caring for Animals: Lunch and Learn with a Zoo Curator

    Learn the ins and outs of working as a zookeeper in this rare experience at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Lunch and a private zoo tour are included in this exclusive encounter.

    Santa Barbara, California

    1-3 people

    1-3 people

    1.5 hours

    Santa Barbara Zoo Map it

    • Learn with the Bird Team
    • Learn with the Reptile Team
    • Learn with the Mammal Team

    US$500/person Total US$500

    buy now


    Providing a second choice makes booking this event easier.

    September  2018

    *Please select time

    next choice


    Share this with your friends!

    Click a button below and share this with your friends.

    Share this through Email

    Import addresses through webmail


    Share this through Email


    Retrieving Your Contacts


    Choose from Your Contacts
    Select All


      The Experience

      In this eye-opening educational adventure at the Santa Barbara Zoo, combine a day at the Zoo with an opportunity to spend one-on-one time with an animal curator. Perfect for animal lovers and budding animal care providers, this experience affords you professional stories straight from a zookeeper. Sit down with them over a midday meal and learn about their career and the Zoo’s conservation and educational efforts. Depending on your interests, the Zoo can arrange lunch with your choice of curator from the bird, reptile, or mammal department.


      Following lunch, you’ll be taken behind the scenes for a private tour to meet with animals. Usually restricted to the public unless accompanied by staff members, you’ll get an up-close look at some of your favorite animals. After the guided tour, you are invited to explore the animal habitats and the Zoo’s attractions at your leisure. A portion of this purchase will go towards the Santa Barbara Zoo’s conservation efforts.


      • Lunch and learn with a zoo curator at the Santa Barbara Zoo with one of the following teams: 
        • Bird Team
        • Reptile Team 
        • Mammal Team 
      • Private guided behind the scenes tour with 2 animals 
      • Package includes full-day zoo admission for all guests
      • Guests must be 18 years or older to participate
      • Experience must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance
      • Though unlikely, there is a possibility of last-minute changes depending on zookeeper availability and animal health
      • Close-toed shoes required; otherwise guests may not be allowed in some habitats
      • Experience must be redeemed within 1 year of date purchased
      • Please arrive at the Zoo 15 minutes before the tour begins
      • Experience provided in English (US)

      Buying this as a gift?   

      read fine print

      Request A Quote


      We are sorry.

      The requested quantity is not available.

      Would you like to be notified when more becomes available?

      Add to waitlist


      You have been added to our waitlist!

      • So glad you like this! If we have it or a similar item again, we will be sure to let you know.

        So we are sure to reach you, please enter or verify your contact information below:

      • Submit

      This item has been added to your Wishlist!

      How It Works

      Provide Details

      Provide your preferred dates for the experience.

      Details Confirmed

      The luminary will confirm the schedule or ask for alternatives.


      Have a wonderful time. We look forward to coordinating your next IfOnly experience.

      Local, Find amazing experiences in your city
      Find amazing experiences in your city
      Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences, For over the top occasions.
      Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences
      For over the top occasions.
      Charity Auctions and Sweepstakes, Bid and give back
      Charity Auctions and Sweepstakes
      Bid and give back

      How can we help you?

      We'll keep you updated on new experiences in your city.

      Sign Up

      By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use

      Enter the address where you would like this experience to happen



      Could not find your address. Please enter the address again and make sure that it is correct.

      Original address:






      Back to Cart

      Use Different Card

      Or use valid card in Masterpass

      Exclusive to



      This product is not available in the language you've selected, if you choose to continue with the language change you will be re-directed to the homepage. Would you still like to change languages?

      No results for the selected category in this language. Explore what else we have to offer.

      You will not be able to increase the number of days if you change this. Are you sure you want to proceed?



      Looks like you're trying to switch languages!

      We can only checkout in one language and currency. If you switch languages now, the item in your cart will not appear. Please checkout now to avoid losing your selection.

      To add this to your cart, please sign into your account or continue as a guest.

      continue as a guest

      Please sign into your account or continue as a guest.

      continue as a guest

      Please sign into your account or continue as a guest.

      continue as a guest

      Unsupported Browser

      Google Chrome for iOS does not support this feature.

      Please use Safari and try again or