Enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream, activities, and exotic animals on July 15

ATASCADERO — Cool down with the Charles Paddock Zoo on Saturday, July 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the 20th Annual Ice Cream Zoofari. A great way to enjoy one of our warm summer evenings with an ice cream-filled event at the Charles Paddock Zoo. A relaxing and enjoyable evening is in store for all ages with music, activities, a wide variety of all-you-can-eat sweet treats, and our exotic animals from around the world.

This year Ice Cream Zoofari will feature a variety of ice cream and more. We are excited to offer La Michoacana Ice Cream Shop in Atascadero with over 15 flavors available to sample, among other goodies planned and sugar free options, too. You will certainly have a wide variety of choices to create an exceptional dessert.

Your ticket for Ice Cream Zoofari includes zoo admission along with all-you-can-eat ice cream, sundaes and toppings. Try all the fun and tasty flavors, or just stick with your favorites. Tickets are $15 for ages 12 and up; $11 for ages 3 to 11, and free to ages 2 and under. All zoo members receive $2 off every ticket purchased.


The Charles Paddock Zoo is one of only 239 total institutions that are accredited by the Association of Zoo’s & Aquariums (AZA). The zoo is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species, educating the public about the natural world, and providing a safe and stimulating recreational resource for residents and visitors of the Central Coast of California. There are over 300 animal species to enjoy at the Charles Paddock Zoo, and many are part of a globally managed program to preserve animals and their habitats. The Zoo features several unique species not often seen in facilities of its size, including fossa, red pandas, Malayan tiger, lemurs and meerkats, as well as many other exciting and interesting mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. Check out the Thelma Vetter Red Panda Experience, our American Alligator exhibit, as well as our baby Caribbean Flamingo, and more. Lots of fun happening at the Zoo.

Ice Cream Zoofari 2023 is presented by Pure Pediatric Dentistry and sponsored by Atascadero Rotary Club, Barley & Boar Kitchen Brewhouse & Distillery, 5 Star Rain Gutters and Mechanics Bank. The Charles Paddock Zoo is located next to Atascadero Lake Park on Highway 41. Regular general admission to the zoo is $12/person (Adults 13 & over); ages 5-12 $8; ages 3-4 $5; seniors 65+ $10/ person, children 2 and under free.

For more information about the zoo, go to charlespaddockzoo.org or call (805) 461-5080 and for more information about Atascadero, go to VisitAtascadero.com.