In an effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus, the Big Bear Zoo will close temporarily until further notice.



The Big Bear Alpine Zoo is located at 43285 Goldmine Drive in Big Bear Lake, California across the street from Bear Mountain Ski Resort.

At the stop light on Big Bear Blvd. turn south onto Moonridge Road heading toward Big Bear Mountain Ski Resort. When you reach a “Y” in the road, turn right on to Club View. Just past the golf course club house, turn left onto Goldmine Drive. The Alpine Zoo is the second building on the left hand side of the road.


PLEASE NOTE : During the winter–snow months –our parking is very limited, because of the ski resort across the street. When there is no snow and the ski resort is closed then plenty of additional parking is available across the street from the zoo.  You will receive a two hour parking pass from the cashier when you purchase tickets.  Please make sure to place it in your window.