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The OC Zoo is located inside beautiful Irvine Regional Park in the city of Orange. The Zoo is nestled among the majestic 477 acre wilderness park.

Zoo staff shows children an opossum.

The Zoo's focus is on animals and plants native to the southwestern United States. Many of our animals are injured, orphaned, confiscated, or not releasable into the wild. Animals on exhibit include black bear, mountain lion, bald eagle, kit fox, ocelot, beaver, great horned owl, porcupine, coyote, turkey vulture and more. The zoo also features a barnyard with domestic goats and sheep.

OC Zoo - Admission Fee: $2 per person ages 3 years and over; Ages 2 years and under are free

Entry Fee for Irvine Regional Park: $3 per vehicle weekdays and $5 per vehicle weekends (Major Holidays: $7 to $10 per entry as posted)

Please click on "Programs" & "Events & Programs" for a current listing of educational programs and special events offered at the Orange County Zoo.

Take an audio tour at the OC Zoo!

Dial (714) 481-0355 on your cell phone to begin the audio tour. Refer to the guide (available below and at the zoo). Enter the animal exhibit number followed by the “#” key.

Listen to fun and interesting information about the zoo’s animals. Hear from our animal keepers, veterinarian, curator of education, and manager, and learn more about our animals. Discover what our bears get to eat every day, what the coyote’s name is, what treats we give to the raccoon, why animals are here at the zoo and where they came from, and more fun information! The cell phone tour is free and you can even put it on speaker phone for your family or friends to hear!

Location Amenities
Childrens Zoo
Interpretive Programs Center
Storytime Area