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13th Annual Mother’s Day Sweet Adventure at the Charles Paddock Zoo!

09 May 2024

Take your mom to the Charles Paddock Zoo this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th from 10 am - 12 pm for the 13th Annual Sweet Adventure for scrumptious sweets that mom and the whole family can enjoy! 

All Sweet Adventure guests will be able to participate in Zookeeper talks about some of our animal moms, like the Mongoose Lemur and our Caribbean Flamingos! Learn more about some of the truly unique animal residents and enjoy a terrific sampling of tasty sweets while strolling through the Zoo. The Sweet Adventure lineup includes samples from A-Town Humble Pie, Bramble Pie Company and Icing Smiles, local non-profit! Get your samples, while supplies last, and if you really love some of the sweets, there will be a couple sweet treats available for purchase! 

Over 200 animal species call the Charles Paddock Zoo home! Many of the zoo residents are part of globally managed programs to preserve animals and their habitats. The zoo is dedicated to the conservation of local and exotic species and features several unique species not often seen in facilities this size, including fossa, red pandas, a Malayan tiger, lemurs and meerkats, as well as many other exciting and interesting mammals, birds, reptiles and insects. The zoo is family-friendly with the opportunity for children and adults to experience animals up close. Unique gifts, tasty refreshments and strollers are available at the zoo gift shop. Located adjacent to the Atascadero Lake Park, the Charles Paddock Zoo is the perfect destination for a day of fun and relaxation. In addition, you can enjoy a picnic lunch at the park and a paddleboat ride on the lake with Atascadero Paddleboat Company! 

Mother’s Day Sweet Adventure is included with General Admission. Tickets are $13 Adults age 13+, $11 Seniors age 65+, $8 Children 5-12, $5 Children 3-4, and free for Kids 2 & under. 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.