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We're located across from the San Juan Capistrano train station. Step off and you're here!


Here are the best places to take the kids, and all within walking distance.

Hummingbird House
Hidden House
Mission Grill



San Juan Capistrano is best known for its beautiful Mission, attracting tourists worldwide. It's also a place where thousands of visitors come every March to watch little brown birds fill the sky during the Annual Return of the Swallows.

The town is also famed for its centuries-old historic district, which the zoo sits proudly in the center of. Los Rios, as it's called, is California's oldest residential neighborhood that includes forty historical homes. Strolling through you'll find quaint shops, art galleries, antique barns, museums, parks and cafes -- all within walking distance. Much of what you'll see is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including two structures at the zoo.

Get Ready, Get Set, Get Fun!

San Juan Capistrano is located midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, about 50 miles in each direction.

Take 5 South
Exit Ortega Highway and turn right
Left at Camino Capistrano
Right on Del Obispo
Right on Paseo Adelanto
Park in our lot or just ahead in Los Rios Park

Take 5 North
Exit Ortega Highway and turn left
Left at Camino Capistrano
Right on Del Obispo
Right on Paseo Adelanto
We're ahead on the right
Take Pacific Coast Hwy to Del Obispo, near Dana Point Harbor. Follow Del Obispothree miles north to Paseo Adelanto and turn left. ZOOMARS is just ahead on the right.




See a slideshow of things to do around town.

Things to Do

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See a Movie
Attend a Play
Hit the Beach

Places to Go

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Los Rios Park
San Juan Capistrano Historical Society