How to Visit
Hours & Prices
Open 363 days a year, find hours and prices for general Zoo admission. Special event information available on the calendar page.
Maps & Directions
Use these directions for the most direct route to the Zoo.
Purchase your Zoo admission tickets online before your visit. You may print your scannable tickets or show the mobile ticket to the front gate on your phone or device. Convenience fee included.
Special events, weekend activities, animal enrichments and talks – plan your trip to the Zoo and get information on our most popular fundraisers, like Ice Cream Safari and King of Feasts on our event calendar listing. Do you know exactly what day you are visiting? Check our the calendar by day.
With award-winning exhibits, over 600 animals, and great public programs, there's a lot going on at the Sacramento Zoo. But with so much to see and experience, where do you begin? Right here! To get the most out of your day at the Zoo, check out Tips for Visiting and use our Teacher Resources page and Fun Facts & Trivia to plan your educational field trip. Coming from out of town? Find out Where to Stay.
Plan Your Event
Plan your next event at the Zoo! The grounds here are private, peaceful and beautiful throughout the year. Although this is one of the most exceptional sites in the Sacramento area for a wedding celebration, the Sacramento Zoo is also an excellent choice for other special events, birthday parties, private events, and overnights.
The Zoo is a member of the Sacramento Association of Museums; find other local museums and attractions to help you plan your visit to the Sacramento region.