Koegel Autism Center has partnered with the Santa Barbara Zoo for a series called Autism Safari Nights held at the Zoo. Children will play, enjoy a movie, reading corner, bounce house, and sensory activities while parents eat, drink, mingle, and connect with other parents of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Food and drinks, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase. The zoo’s restaurant offers gluten-free items.

While the event is free of charge, advance registration required. Childcare on site for kids 18 and under (including siblings) will be provided by UCSB Koegel Autism Center.

2023's events will take place on June 22, July 13, August 10 from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Registration is now open! 


Koegel Autism Center has partnered with the mothers and daughters of National Charity League to provide a no-cost childcare service held at Koegel Autism Center. Children 18 and under (including siblings) are invited to play and utilize the facility as parents enjoy a kid-free night. Advanced online registration is required for this event.

Stay tuned as we schedule our next event. Please email for inquiries.