Staff Report

The Santa Barbara Zoo’s annual Snow Leopard Festival, which includes “Sledding at the Zoo,” has been rescheduled to Sunday, Jan. 26, because of rain on the original date in December.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with zoo members admitted beginning at 9 a.m.

Activities include sledding (six runs, including bunny slopes) and snow play for children, keeper talks about snow leopard conservation, crafts, face painting, climbing the 25-foot tall “Mount Everest” climbing wall, and the sale of snow leopard-related
toys and books to benefit the Snow Leopard Trust’s conservation work in the wild.

Tickets are $5 for sledding and bounce houses, and the rest of the activities are free with zoo admission. Sledding is for children age 4 to 12 only, and sleds are provided. 

For more information call (805) 962-5339 or visit