ATASCADERO — Are you considered a wise owl? If so, then be sure to mark your calendar now for Saturday, March 14 from 5-8 p.m. to come test your animal knowledge and have a fun evening at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero. Tickets are now available and can be purchased at Tickets are priced at $25 each or $100 for a table of five. Individual ticket holders will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The ticket price includes three beer or wine beverages (must be 21 years of age or older, please bring your ID). Additional food and beverages, both adult-only and non-alcoholic, will be available for purchase, including tasty selections from Yabba Dabba Dogs & Catering. 

Additional sponsors of this event include Guest House Grill, Firestone Walker Brewing, Dead Oak Brewing and Starbucks. This is a fundraising event supporting Dr. Steve Robinson as he represents the zoo at the 11th Annual Atascadero’s Dancing with Our Stars event. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Charles Paddock Zoo.

The Zoo Trivia contest will include three full rounds of animal-themed questions. Zoo staff will tally correct answers after each round and the table with the highest total number of points at the end of the third round will be declared the winning table. Everyone at the winning table will be awarded. Cell phones or other electronic devices will be prohibited from use during the competition and anyone using such a device will be immediately disqualified. In case of a tie, questions will continue to be asked until a winning table is determined. Zoo staff reserves the right to make final winner determinations.


The zoo is currently open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and in April, closing will be extended to 5 p.m. The Zoo is located at Atascadero Lake Park on Morro Road, one mile west of Highway 101.

To learn more about the Charles Paddock Zoo,or to brush up for Trivia Night,visit the zoo’s newly updated website at or call (805) 461-5080.