The OC Zoo is a great Zoo located within Irvine Regional Park in the city of Orange.
The zoo has plants and animals that are native to the Southwestern United States, including deserts, mountains, coniferous forests, chaparral/oak shrub lands, grasslands and coastal sage scrub.
The OC Zoo give you the opportunity to up close to the animals, they range from wild to domestic. Zoo animals include: black bears, mountain lions, bald eagles, island foxes, ocelot, red-tailed hawk, great horned owls, porcupines, coyotes, turkey vultures, reptiles and a goat petting zoo.
Many of the animals here were injured or overly dependent on people, making it impossible for them to be released back to their environment.
We where there a couple of weeks ago for a Chuck Jones Event, I just love the big trees and overall cozy feel of this zoo.
While your walking around the zoo, zoo keepers are also walking around with some the zoo animals for you to view and pet. The zoo keepers are all very friendly and informative.
Story time events are nestled in a corner of the zoo, under a huge tree where the you and kids sit on logs. It’s gorgeous.
Upcoming story times are:
Thursday, August 21st at 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 23rd at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 30th at 1:00 p.m.
- OC Zoo – Admission Fee: $2 per person ages 3 years and over; Ages 2 years and under are free
- Open Daily: weekdays 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
- Entry Fee for Irvine Regional Park: $3 per vehicle weekdays and $5 per vehicle weekends (Major Holidays: $7 to $10 per entry as posted)
- Bathrooms are located outside of the Zoo
Orange County Zoo
1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869