California Celebration at the Sacramento Zoo
Music, Dance, Arts & Crafts

Come to the Sacramento Zoo’s California Celebration Saturday, May 1st from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Experience entertainment, music, dance and information from the rich cultural diversity that defines California. Local museums, historical societies and genealogy groups will be on hand, plus arts and crafts for great family fun are included with regular Zoo admission or Membership.

Zoo visitors will learn about the many ethnic and cultural groups that have come to define the very meaning of California. Participants include: Sojouner Truth Multi-Cultural Art Museum, Jodama, African Drum and Dance, Education First, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Kovar’s Satori Academy of Martial Arts, Friends of San Juan d Oriente, Jinan Sister City Council, China-Sacramento Sister City Council, Sacramento Bethlehem Sister City Council, Caledonian Club of Sacramento, Florin Historical Society, Hmong Women's Heritage Association, Discovery Museum, California State Indian Museum, Friends of the Public Library, and

This celebration features dancers, singers and storytellers of all ages and ethnicities to represent California’s rich cultural diversity.
Performance Schedule:
10:00 am- Kyla's School of Highland Dance
11:00 am- Zoo P.I. Critter Caper Stage Show
11:30 am- Angela James and Friends, African American Story Tellers
12:30 pm- Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento, Dance of Old World Mexico
1:30 pm- Wildlife Stage Show
2:00 pm- Royal Scottish Country Dancers of Sacramento
2:30 pm- Kualumele Polynesian Dancers

As California Celebration is a day to celebrate our state's diversity, we can do something to help our diverse population too. There is a need for a more diverse registry of Bone Marrow Donors. “Be the Match” Marrow Registry is looking for donors of bi-racial bone marrow. Grow the registry by signing up at the BloodSource booth and get more information on how you can help. Also, new "Be the Match" registrants will receive a “Zoo for Two” pass for their next visit to the Zoo.

Zoo visitors are encouraged to bring new, unused art supplies to the Zoo for the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum's art supply drive and receive a “Zoo for Two” pass for their next visit.

Learn about California native animals at the Wildlife Stage Show on the amphitheater stage. Be sure to stick around afterwards to meet the animal actors up close and personal. Join us for the Afternoon Enrichments at 2:15, 2:30 and 2:45 at the Kookabura, Tawny frogmouth, and Kangaroos’ exhibits. In addition, the Zoo will feature ed-zoo-cation stations with animal bio-artifacts, face painting, and a free raffle.

Sacramento Zoo – Wildly Inspiring!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 140 native, rare and endangered species and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society. This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation. Open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.00; children ages 3-12 are $7.00 and two and under are admitted free. Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit


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