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Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Categories: Events, Support the Zoo, Visitor Services

The Sacramento Zoo’s community is living proof that a single person can make a big difference in the world. You give hope to endangered species, provide world-class animal care, inspire young minds and create cherished family memories. This holiday season there are many ways to get involved with the Sacramento Zoo.

Aardvark and pumpkinThankZoo & Pumpkin Smash
November 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you, our community, with warm appreciation. One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing you a happy Holiday Season and a healthy and prosperous New Year. As a special thank you, everyone, will receive child-priced admission of $9.95 on the day after Thanksgiving at ThankZoo.

In addition, Sacramento Zoo residents will have a smashing good time when they receive seasonal pumpkins to eat, play with, bounce, tear apart, and smash. Keep an eye out for the unscheduled enrichments throughout the day at ThankZoo.

Pumpkins generously donated by zoo supporters, including a truckload of pumpkins from the Hick’s family.

Giving Tuesday
November 28

The holiday season is a time to reflect on the things that mean the most to you, your family and your community. As a community institution, the Sacramento Zoo provides a place to create memories that will last a lifetime. As a nonprofit organization, the Sacramento Zoo relies on support from passionate animal lovers like you to help fund important wildlife care, conservation efforts, and education programs. Remember the zoo this year, and support our efforts with your #GivingTuesday donation.

Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes
November & December

Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Now through the end of December donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender-neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off admission as a thank you from the zoo. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases, survive.
*Note, the discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Friday, November 24th.

Other Ways to Give
Besides the personal satisfaction of giving to a cause close to your heart and making a difference in your community, you directly impact the quality of the zoo through annual giving. We rely on the generosity of your support for the ongoing progress and improvements made at Sacramento Zoo. There are many ways you can give back, below are just a few!
Memorial & Tribute Gifts
Donate your Vehicle
Donate Browse for Animals
Purchase a Membership
Become a Zoo Parent
Shop using Amazon Smile

Pumpkin Donation
The pumpkin donation that made ThankZoo possible