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  • Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park
    Santa Ana 1801 E. Chesnut Ave. at Elk Lane. Over 250 animals, a rain forest exhibit, a walk through aviary & an Amazon display with a waterfall, Children's Zoo with 1863 style steam train, tours & zoo lab programs. Open daily 10:00am-4:00pm except Christmas & New Year's Day. $4 for adults & $2 for children & seniors. (714) 835-7484
  • San Diego Wild Animal Park, San Diego
    15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido Covers 2,200 acres, home to 3,200 rare animals.50 minute monorail tour covers main attractions of 1,800 acre preserve. Newest exhibit is a 30acre walking safari featuring 260 animals Daily 9am-4pm. Adults $19.95, children 3-11 $12.95 (619)234-6541 or (760)747-8705
  • San Diego Zoo, San Diego
    Park Blvd., Balboa Park, Over 4,000 rare animals of 800 different species. Includes giant pandas Bai Yun & Shi Shi, aerial tramway ride & guided bus tours of 100-acre grounds. Daily 9am-4pm. Adults $16, Children 3-11 $7 (619)231-1515 or (619)234-3153
  • Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
    Shoreline Drive & Aquarium Way, Long Beach. More than 10,000 fish in 17 major habitat tanks and 30 smaller exhibits. Daily 10am-6pm. General admission $14.95, seniors $11.95, Children (3-11) $7.95 (562)590-3100.
  • Los Angeles Zoo
    Griffith Park at Ventura and Golden State Freeways
    (323)644-6400 Recent births include a chimpanzee, giraffe and mountain tapir, all now on display. Daily 10am-5pm.
    Adults $8.25, seniors age 65&older $5.25, children 2-12 $3.25 www.lazoo/org
  • UCLA Ocean Discovery Center
    Santa Monica Pier, Colorado Avenue at the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica. Shark and ray tank, octopus tank, touch tanks, educational displays, & more
    Sat-Sun 11am-5pm. $3 children 2&under free. (310)393-6149
  • Lakewood Pony Rides and Petting Zoo
    Lakewood Lakewood Equestrian Center, 11369 Carson St.
    (562)860-1108. Wed-Sun 10-5pm. Pony Rides $2, Wed $1.50. Petting zoo 50 cents.
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
    San Pedro 3720 Stephen White Drive. Live exhibits, tide pool touch tank, lectures, classes, trips.
    Weekends 10-5pm Tue-Fri noon-5pm.Adults $2, youths & seniors $1. Beach parking $6.50



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