Celebrate "Holiday Magic" at the Sacramento Zoo

The holidays are here and it’s time to enjoy the season! Bundle up the family for Holiday Magic at the Sacramento Zoo on Saturday, December 11th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. See the animals receive one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, from wrapped boxes and Christmas trees to treat-filled stockings and acacia wreaths. 

Bring the family and take your photo with Gus the Green tree frog, ride the Conservation Carousel, and, of course, watch the animals enjoying their holiday gifts! Throughout the day, animals will get special treats delivered to them.  Some of the animal enrichment highlights feature: giraffes, Black & white ruffed lemurs, Snow leopards, and more!  Zoo keepers will be on hand to let you in on great animal facts and answer any question you have.  

Bring a new, unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item and receive a $1 off your Zoo admission. The U.S. Marine Corps will be taking your toy donations for Toys for Tots and food donations go the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Schedule of Enrichments
All enrichments will happen at the animals’ exhibits.

10:30 am

Orangutan: fabric stockings and presents with edible treats

11:00 am

Black & White Ruffed Lemur: cardboard gingerbread house

11:30 am

Bongo & Red River Hog: pumpkin bowls with produce

12:00 pm

Tiger: wrapped boxes with spices and ice

12:30 pm

Hyena: frozen snowman

1:00 pm

Ground Hornbill: wrapped box with crickets

1:30 pm

Giraffe: edible wreaths

2:00 pm

Anteater: plastic ball with avocado inside

2:30 pm

Kangaroo & Emu: Christmas tree with edible ornaments

3:00 pm

Lion: wrapped boxes with spice and ice

Visitors’ Tip: Keep an eye out for off-schedule enrichments that will be placed on exhibit at the zoo keepers convenience.

Sacramento Zoo -- Wildly Inspiring!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to over 450 native, rare and endangered animals 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 10:00 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 saczoo.com.

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