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Starting at 5 pm on the day of the event, Tickets are Available at the Zoo!!  

Note: Online tickets are no longer available starting at 1 pm on the event day. 

The Charles Paddock Zoo presents

Ice Cream Zoofari! 

Saturday, July 13th from 5:30-8:00 pm

Cool down with the Charles Paddock Zoo on Saturday, July 13th from 5:30 pm until 8 pm at the 21st  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 by Andy Morris, activities for all ages, 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 The Scoop 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!

Tickets 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 $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!

Ice Cream Zoofari 2024 is presented by our Platinum sponsor Pure Pediatric Dentistry, our Gold sponsor Atascadero Rotary Club, Silver sponsors 5 Star Rain Gutters and Mechanics Bank! Thank you to all of our sponsors that help make this event possible! 

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, go to or call the Zoo at (805) 461-5080.


General Terms

All sales are final. Tickets available online until day of event at 1 pm. Tickets will then be available at the Zoo beginning at 5 pm. 

Refund Policy

No refunds are available. All sales final. 

Item Transfer Policy

If this event allows ticket transfers, you can transfer tickets to someone else by going into your confirmation email > View & Manage Order > Edit Ticket Info / Transfer. 

From there, you can change the name on the ticket & email it to the transferred person.