Help an animal unleash their creativity with positive reinforcement training. In this experience, you'll receive a work of art, which will be a one-of-a-kind souvenir for you to take home.
Santa Barbara Zoo
Benefiting Santa Barbara Zoo
Creative Animal Art Session at the Santa Barbara Zoo
Unknown to many visitors is that the Santa Barbara Zoo is home to incredibly talented artists. In this experience, you’re invited to join one of them for a private art workshop. Select one of several brilliant painters, which include an elephant, a porcupine, an armadillo, and a penguin. In this unique experience, you’ll be teamed up with a zookeeper, who will guide your tour as you observe the animal painting session. This combination of artistic talent, enrichment, and animal training is exclusive to this experience. At the end of the session, you’ll have a unique souvenir that you can take home.
This creative session will last approximately 30 minutes; and afterwards, you are invited to enjoy the other 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.
- Art workshop with one of the Santa Barbara Zoo’s animal artists in residence
- Choose from one of the following animals: elephant, porcupine, armadillo, or penguin
- Experience includes a finished work of art to take home as a souvenir
- Package includes full-day zoo admission for all guests
- 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
- Porcupine and penguin experience can only accommodate 4 guests and may include nuts; please disclose any allergies when booking
- Closed-toe 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
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- Will be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time, based on luminary’s availability
This experience is non-refundable after scheduling is complete
How It Works
Provide your preferred dates for the experience.
The luminary will confirm the schedule or ask for alternatives.
Have a wonderful time. We look forward to coordinating your next IfOnly experience.