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Make the Most of your Zoo Day

Daily education programs are included with Zoo admission and offer added-value experiences to your Sacramento Zoo visit. Check out the calendar below to see the programs happening.

Wildlife Stage Shows

Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.

Keeper Chats

Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.

Animal Encounters

Education staff and volunteer Zoo Docents host an up-close encounter with an Animal Ambassador on the Reptile House Lawn or in the Zoo’s Plaza. If the weather is inclement, find them in the Discovery Room.

EdZOOcation Stations

Hosted by our dedicated volunteer Zoo Docents, experience feathers, skulls and other interactive biofacts while learning fun facts and listening to stories about the animals and nature. EdZOOcation stations are not regularly scheduled, but look for those Docents in yellow!

Zoo Teen Activity Stations

Especially for kids and kids-at-heart, our Zoo Teens host activity stations with interactive learning! From coloring and crafts, to jumping games and more, your wild child will have fun while exploring the animal world and environment. Zoo Teen stations are not regularly scheduled but look for the “Free Activity” signs!

Nature Explorers

Join us and the Sacramento Library for Nature Explorers, an open play environment on the last Saturday of the month anytime between 10 am to 2 pm. We will be reading stories, playing, and exploring the wonders of the natural world with a new topic each month.

Looking for more?

Visit our Attractions page for details on rides like the Zoo Train and Conservation Carousel, Giraffe Encounters (feed a giraffe!) and of course, animals!

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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 3 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 3 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 3 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 4 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 4 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 4 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 5 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 5 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 5 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 10 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 10 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 10 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 11 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 11 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 11 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 12 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 12 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 12 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 17 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 17 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 18 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 18 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 18 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 19 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 19 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 19 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 24 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 24 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 24 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Nature Explorers @ Near the Playground
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join the Zoo and the Sacramento Library in an open play environment, the last Saturday of the month anytime between 10 am to 2 pm. We will be reading stories, playing, and exploring the wonders of the natural world with a new topic each month. Visit the Nature Explorers page for more information.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 25 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 25 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 25 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 26 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 26 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 31 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Burrowing Owl Keeper Chat @ Burrowing Owl Exhibit
Mar 31 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Hornbill Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Hornbill Keeper Chat @ Hornbill Haven
Mar 31 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Keeper Chat @ Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby Exhibit
Mar 31 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.