We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park

#4 of 34 things to do in Santa Ana Features Animals
1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701-5001
+1 714-835-7484
Review Highlights
Fun day

It's a very small zoo but very intertaining specially for small children. We were there for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Small but charming little zoo

It was a good place to spend a couple hours, and very reasonable admission fee to get in, but The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 170 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“train ride” (17 reviews)
“farm animals” (6 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
1801 E Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701-5001
+1 714-835-7484
Write a Review
Reviews (170)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very small zoo but very intertaining specially for small children. We were there for a birthday party so there was a little extra activities. Kids enjoy feeding the goats and love to see all the farm animals. Overall it's a very good place...More

Thank glendaa725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a good place to spend a couple hours, and very reasonable admission fee to get in, but The zoo could definitely use some sprucing up. It felt a little dirty and a lot of the animals were missing from their cages. The zoo...More

Thank beachygirlga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't the best zoo by far but convinence is a huge plus and it fun for younger kids. Lots of moneys and birds. It's clean and they have a nice barn yard area that the kids will enjoy, feeding sheeps etc...

Thank OrangeCountyJay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Santa Ana Zoo is small, and it took me 2 hours to walk leisurely through, and get a bite to eat at the concession stand. There are lots of monkeys, because this is the legacy of the initial owner, to always have 50 monkeys...More

Thank Cind53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to go here every weekend because it is such a beautiful place to wander around. Little ones can ride the train, an animal-themed merry-go-round and an elephant! And this is all in the city. It was a little hard to find this place...More

Thank TravelMom108
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love a good zoo but this one sadly is quite faded. No clear signs to show you how to navigate, enclosures that are half empty, and when full have very little diversity. It needs a makeover and more animals of greater variety. Badly.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Everything about this zoo is great! Well kept, animals look happy and it's a great price to get in. Worth to buy the yearly pass.

Thank Juanita G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The Santa Ana Zoo is a small zoo but has a lot of Monkeys. While it is small, we had season passes for a couple of years because the little ones love the train and carousel and also the little play park they have inside....More

Thank fortino
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is a nice enough little zoo, and it's very popular with families. It's easy to see why...it's kid-sized and most enclosures are fairly small so the animals are easy to see. The foundation of the zoo is its extensive monkey collection and they can...More

Thank venckman2017
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a great little Zoo, Enough to see to be interesting, but not so much that the kids or adults got board. Great stop for several hours.

Thank jima800
Nearby Restaurants
Avila's El Ranchito
37 reviews
.67 km away
Bari Pasta & Pizza
7 reviews
.26 km away
GD Bro Burger
10 reviews
.96 km away
Antojitos Don Juan
5 reviews
.73 km away
Nearby Attractions
Marconi Automotive Museum
54 reviews
2.82 km away
Santa Ana Artist village
13 reviews
2.16 km away
Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
5 reviews
2.40 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Admission price
13 June 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
Weekends adults are $12 and kids $9 Weekdays taken$2 off. Lots of special cheaper days - check their website often.