Residents of Santa Ana get in FREE to the Santa Ana Zoo on the third Sunday of the month.
You got to excuse my pictures, cause last time we went was in 2010! Wow I need to go again and my son has grown so much. Le sigh! The Santa Zoo is a cute small zoo perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and younger kids. You won't hear them get tired for walking around and you might not even have to take out your stroller!
They a carousel ride (extra), train ride (extra), a lot of interacting stations for the kids, and of course animals. Mostly monkeys, so if your kids are learning or they love monkeys this is the best place to learn. At the time we went we had the LA Zoo membership which gives you 50% off the Santa Ana Zoo tickets. YAY!
I will of course update if I go again!