ATASCADERO — Cool down with the Charles Paddock Zoo on Saturday, July 13 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the 21st Annual Ice Cream Zoofari. This is an evening for all ages with music by DJ Andy Morris, activities for all ages, a wide variety of all-you-can-eat sweet treats, and exotic animals from around the world.

This year, Ice Cream Zoofari will feature a variety of ice cream and more. They are offering The Scoop Ice Cream Shop in Atascadero with over 15 flavors available to sample, among other goodies planned and sugar-free options, too.

Tickets for Ice Cream Zoofari include Zoo admission along with all-you-can-eat ice cream, sundaes, and toppings. Tickets are $16 for 13 yrs. and up; $11 for 3 to 12 yrs., free to ages 2 and under. All Zoo Members receive $2 off every ticket purchased. For more information and to purchase your tickets in advance, visit


The Charles Paddock Zoo is SLO County’s ONLY Zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Open Daily and located at Atascadero Lake Park on Hwy 41/Morro Road, one mile west of Hwy 101. For information, visit or call the Zoo at (805) 461-5080.