The Orange County Zoo is located inside the beautiful Irvine Park in Orange County. The Zoo is nestled among the majestic 477-acre wilderness park, tucked among coastal oak and sycamore groves. This eight-acre zoo displays flora and fauna native to the southwestern United States. The Orange County Zoo makes a great destination for a day trip in your California car rental.
Come see the animals
The Orange County Zoo displays animals native to the southwestern United States. Animals on exhibit include black bears, mountain lions, bald eagles, island foxes, ocelots, red-tailed hawks, great horned owls, porcupine, coyotes, turkey vultures, coati and more. The zoo also features a barnyard with goats, sheep, jacob sheep, pot-bellied pigs, doves and pheasants. This zoo is a hands on experience for your whole family that you can load up in your California car rental.
Grow it from the ground up
The Orange County Zoo also has an extensive collection of native southern Californian plants. Throughout the zoo, you will find many interesting plant signs, which include a description, botanical information and the traditional Native American usage of the plant. This zoo truly is a highly educational, yet fun experience for a day out in your California car rental.
Planning your trip
Admission fees to the Orange County Zoo are $2.00 per person ages 3 years and over. And ages 2 years and under are free. But to access the zoo one must pay the entry fee for Irvine Regional Park, which is $3.00 per vehicle on weekdays and $5.00 per vehicle on weekends (Major Holidays: $7.00 to $10.00 per entry as posted). The Park is a beautiful forest almost 500 acres large, and is definitely worth the fee for your California car rental.
The Orange County Zoo is proud to be accredited by the Zoological Association of America. The current modern zoo officially opened in 1985 as the Irvine Park Zoo and has since changed its name to the Orange County Zoo.
This is not a trip you will want to miss with your California car rental because it is a great outing for the whole family. While you are here you can experience the fun at the zoo as well as the feeling of spending some time outdoors in Orange County.