Big Bear's Native Residents

Big Bear Alpine Zoo

Big Bear Alpine Zoo is the “go to” facility for injured and imprinted animals. Their rehabilitation facility offers injured, orphaned and imprinted wildlife a safe haven, either temporarily while they heal, or permanently if they are unable to survive on their own. Most of the Zoo's funding comes directly from admission costs, but there are many ways you can show your support for this wildlife sanctuary:

Adopt An Animal! Sponsor one of the zoo's residents for a year!
Your donation will support costs of building the new zoo, feeding the animals, construction of exhibits, general operations, medical care for the animals, educational programs and special events.
Become A Member!
Enjoy free zoo admission for one year, a subscription to the e-version of Paw Prints Newsletter, and gift shop discounts depending on membership level. Visit or call 909-584-1299 for more info.

The Zoo is located at 747 Clubview Dr, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.

A bobcat at the Zoo

Admission: Ticket Prices are subject to change anytime.
Ages 11+ $15
Seniors (age 60+) $10
Children (ages 3-10) $10
Children (2-) Free

Bear statue outside Discovery Center

Big Bear Discovery Center

Opened in 1998, the Big Bear Discovery Center introduces visitors to the beautiful flora and fauna of the Big Bear Valley. Stop by to see exhibits, participate in weekly programs, and enjoy eco-tours. The Discovery Center is dedicated to making our visitors' experience enjoyable while heightening awareness and knowledge of responsible visitation of the San Bernardino National Forest.

The Discovery Center is located at 40971 North Shore Drive/Hwy 38, Fawnskin, CA 92333 Phone: (909) 382-2790

The Discovery Center is currently closed for a remodel. The outdoor areas will be open for information, some types of passes, nature walks, etc. Open hours will be Thurs-Mon, from 9am-4pm.

Baldwin Lake Stables Petting Zoo

Get up close and personal with with goats, pigs, rabbits, alpacas, and more at Baldwin Lake Stables! This fun petting zoo is great for kids and families. Call (909) 585-6482 for rates and additional info.