Thursday Nights, June 16 - July 28, 2016
Extended Hours, open until 7:30 pm
Twilight Thursdays at the Sacramento Zoo are June 16 through July 28. Each Thursday at 5:30 pm enjoy live music featuring local bands on the Reptile House Lawn. Dinner specials, local craft beer and wine will be available for purchase. During Twilight Thursdays the Zoo will be open extended hours for summer enjoyment until 7:30 pm.
NOTICE: No outside alcohol allowed.
All this fun included with general Zoo admission! If you're a Sacramento Zoo Member, admission is one of your membership benefits! Not a member yet? Get your membership today.
Family Fun Zone
Live music, animals and dinner specials aren’t the only fun at Twilight Thursday. Head over to the Family Fun Zone to enjoy carnival games and face painting as well as try your hand at chalk art with local chalk artists.
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at a Giraffe Encounter! Encounters start at 6:15 pm and run for approximately one hour. For details, prices and FAQ visit the Giraffe Encounters webpage.
Twilight Thursday Schedule
Live band performs 5:30 to 7:30 pm
June 16th: Joe Kye, Indie Pop
Dinner special: Thai inspired curry over jasmine rice
June 23rd: On Air, Classic Rock/Power Horns
Dinner special: Shrimp Po Boy with red beans and rice
June 30th: Element Brass Band, New Orleans Second Line
Dinner special: Patty melt with red, white, and blue fries
July 7th: Dinorah and Crosswinds, Rock with a Latin flair
Dinner special: Carnitas tacos with Spanish rice
July 14th: The Nickel Slots, Rockabilly
Dinner special: Western Burger garnished with onion rings, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and a lightly spices BBQ sauce
July 21st: Hans! And The Hot Mess, Soulful R&B
Dinner special: BBQ hot link in a bun with a southern inspired potato salad
July 28th: Peter Petty and The Double P Review, Big Band
Dinner special: Huli Huli chicken with pineapple fried rice
Where is the car show?
The Zoo is home to three approximately 300-year-old Heritage Oak trees on the Reptile House Lawn. In order to protect the trees, they have been fenced off to reduce foot traffic and impact on the roots. The main stage will be in a new location on the Reptile House Lawn. The car shows will not happen due to the limited space.