The Santa Ana Zoo has so many fun things to do with with your toddler! When you're a mom of a toddler, the name of the game is to keep them busy! The Santa Ana Zoo is perfect for that. I brought Jacob over a couple hours before nap time, around 11 a.m., which gave us plenty of time to hang out. Jacob loves feeding animals, so first, we made our way over to where you can feed the goats. Keep in mind that the food for the goats is in a machine that only takes quarters and is $.25 a bunch. So bring quarters! There's an area where you can wash your hands right after.
Next, we went and saw all the animals Santa Ana Zoo had to offer! Jacob's favorite were the monkeys! The zoo is nice and open, which allows to kids to explore from exhibit to exhibit.
Then we followed the path and made our way over to where all the rides were!
There's a ferris wheel, train ride, and carousel. Each ticket is $1.50. And the rides range from 2 tickets to 4 tickets each.
And there's also a playground for the kids to play on. We ended up heading over here after Jacob rode the carousel, and he had a blast! There's also a food area where you can buy food items like chicken fingers and burgers, and a rest area set up with tables for lunch.
Zoo admission is $9 for kids ages 3-12, $12 for adults. Ages 3 and under are free.