Sacramento Zoo Field Trip Options

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Our Docents (volunteer educator) lead a half-hour educational, interactive program in the Discovery Room. This seasonal program is available Tuesday-Friday, except Mother’s Day - August 19th. The program is designed for students in grades K-2. The topics and concepts fit well with the Open Court and the Science Framework Content Standards for each grade. The maximum number of students per day for the program is 60. Three weeks advanced registration is required.

Please note: If the class is larger than 30 students, the class will be split into 2 groups and receive two back-to-back programs.

Start times: (Spring) 9:30 am or 10:15 am, (Fall/winter) 10:15 am

Survive and Thrive: An animal adaptation show
This 20 minute, interactive show is a must-see for your K-6th elementary school group. Featuring three Animal Ambassadors, this program takes your students on a worldwide habitat tour to discover how an animal's survival is dependent on their adaptations. This seasonal program is available in the months of March, April, September, and October at 10:00 a.m. The cost of this program is $2.50 per person and is available with a reservation, scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance.  

School groups must have 10 or more attendees to qualify for the discounted admission rate.

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Safari of the Senses
Join the members of the Sacramento Zoological Society Docent Council for an exciting Zoo experience for the blind and visually-impaired. The Safari of the senses tour features a “please touch” hands-on exploration of animal biofacts, live animals and a guided tour of the Sacramento Zoo! This program lasts approximately 1 ½ hours. You may continue to tour the Zoo on your own after completing the program. 3-week advance reservations are required. Please call the reservation specialist at (916) 808-8814 to schedule your program.

Career Talk - Group Presentation
Is your group interested in careers within the animal field? This 20 minute program highlights the various job opportunities at a zoo or wildlife facility. After a short animal presentation, the Interpretive Center staff hosts a question and answer session, complete with information on college courses, volunteering, and other ways to get started. The cost of this program is $25. Email the Reservation Specialist to schedule a program or call (916) 808-8814.

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