On June 12th at 10am, the Big Bear Alpine Zoo will reopen to the public. Our Hours will be 10-4. Facemasks are required and physical distancing is strongly encouraged for all visitors.

Visiting the Zoo


General Admission Prices

Rates and fees are subject to change anytime.

Adults (ages 11-up) $12.00

Seniors (age 60+)  $9.00

Children (ages 3-10)  $9.00

Children (under 3) Free


Military Discount

Serving or retired military (with ID)  $9.00.  This discount is for military personnel only.


Parking: Free

The Zoo accepts Visa and MasterCard


Group Discounts

If you will be visiting the Zoo with a party of 10 or more, you can purchase group-rate tickets for $1.00 off each admission price.    This discount must be arranged for 48 hours in advance and paid prior to your arrival.  Call: 909-866-9700 to pay in advance with a credit card.  NOTE:  The District Office is closed on Saturday, Sunday and most holiday.  Please plan accordingly.

There is a 10% cancellation fee.


Grounds and Terrain

The zoo is located in a steep, mountainous area of the Big Bear Valley.  It is at a high elevation and is located next to a ski area that blows snow most evenings.  During the winter months, the pathways are often icy and slippery.  We do what we can to cut down on the slip factor, but we recommend that our guest wear appropriate footwear (snow boots) with a good tread for grip.


Protect and Respect

Please do not feed the animals.  All of our animals are on a special diet in order to stay healthy.  The wrong food can make them very sick.

It is also very important that you do not touch any of our animals.  Remember that they are wild animals and if they should bite you, they could be euthanized and tested for rabies as required by the Department of Health.  Please protect their lives by keeping your fingers outside of their enclosures.


On Zoo Grounds Commercial Photography

Big Bear Alpine Zoo reserves the right to photograph, videotape or film our visitors, on Zoo grounds, for self-promotional purposes.

The commercial use of photographs, video, and film taken during your visit is strictly prohibited without the written concent of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo and the County of San Bernardino.

For more information:  Call 909-866-9700 or   909-584-1299