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Orange County Zoo

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1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869-1000
+1 714-973-6847
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Small zoo in a large park

Irvine Park is amazing and the zoo is a fun place for younger kids. A nice way to enjoy some time... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Tustin, California
Fun place for the kids

It's not a BIG zoo, but it's got a good variety of local wildlife like cougars and bears and owls... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Orange, California
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“irvine park” (14 reviews)
“petting area” (6 reviews)
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1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869-1000
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Irvine Park is amazing and the zoo is a fun place for younger kids. A nice way to enjoy some time in this amazing park.

Thank 911jackie
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It's not a BIG zoo, but it's got a good variety of local wildlife like cougars and bears and owls. They even have a petting zoo, and kids are cheep! I would recommend!

Thank doctorwinkelman
Reviewed 1 March 2017

After living in Orange for 25 years I finally made it to the zoo. At first I thought it wasn't much until we discovered a whole other area(s) to it. No big animals but a nice array of smaller to medium sized ones. Very kid...More

Thank NurseB11
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Haven't been to Irvine Park for decades, but made it back today. We stopped in at the zoo and were delighted by the experience. Not a big display, but very representative of the wildlife of Orange County. Only $2.00 each to enter; about an hour...More

Thank petelapuh
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I found this zoo set for nature. One can enjoy watching, petting, feeding at times actually getting in close contact with the animals. It is always fun to see if one can discover where they are sleeping or hiding to stay out of the warm...More

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Nice zoo and you can't beat the price. Bring a lunch for after the zoo. It only takes about an hour to get through everything. Plenty to do outside the zoo...Paddleboats etc

Thank adi m
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very small zoo but it was so much fun, the most fun of all was to get to feed the goats at least for my kids. That was the highlight of this trip,I had a 5 yr old, 10, 11 and 12...More

1  Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Despite visiting the zoo on a drizzly, damp day, all the animals were out. Our favorite thing was watching the feeding and training session with the two mountain lions. We also got to watch the two rescued kit foxes go through their training and get...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 21 December 2016

A fun and affordable day out with the kids! There are a lot of great animals for the kids to see, as well as a petting zoo. They have a fun scavenger hunt activity (ask for the program at the front) that allows the kids...More

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We took our granddaughter to this zoo bc we had some till to kill waiting for the Christmas Train. I was very impressed by how clean this zoo was and the animals cared for. Our favorite was the mountain lion. What a beautiful creature. Very...More

Thank czech2011
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Connie C
12 June 2017|
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Response from onthegoNagoya | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe they do take credit cards.
19 January 2017|
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Response from Stephanie M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Admission is just $2.00 each for everyone over three years old. I'm not sure about the Honda Center - the zoo is located in Irvine Regional Park.