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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 green!

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 during January -September, 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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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat @ Straw-colored Fruit Bat Exhibit
Nov 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.
Aardvark Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Aardvark Keeper Chat @ Aardvark Exhibit
Nov 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.
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat @ Snow Leopard exhibit
Nov 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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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat @ Straw-colored Fruit Bat Exhibit
Nov 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.
Aardvark Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Aardvark Keeper Chat @ Aardvark Exhibit
Nov 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.
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat @ Snow Leopard exhibit
Nov 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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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat @ Straw-colored Fruit Bat Exhibit
Nov 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.
Aardvark Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Aardvark Keeper Chat @ Aardvark Exhibit
Nov 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.
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat @ Snow Leopard exhibit
Nov 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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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat @ Straw-colored Fruit Bat Exhibit
Nov 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.
Aardvark Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Aardvark Keeper Chat @ Aardvark Exhibit
Nov 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.
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat @ Snow Leopard exhibit
Nov 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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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 17 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat @ Straw-colored Fruit Bat Exhibit
Nov 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.
Aardvark Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Aardvark Keeper Chat @ Aardvark Exhibit
Nov 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.
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat @ Snow Leopard exhibit
Nov 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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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat @ Straw-colored Fruit Bat Exhibit
Nov 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.
Aardvark Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Aardvark Keeper Chat @ Aardvark Exhibit
Nov 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.
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat @ Snow Leopard exhibit
Nov 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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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Flamingo Chick Viewing 10:30 am
Flamingo Chick Viewing
Nov 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Six flamingo chicks have hatched at the Sacramento Zoo for the first time since 1999. The chicks are being hand-reared by the zoo’s dedicated veterinary and animal care teams. Once the chicks are large enough to thrive on their own, they will be introduced to the flock and live on the lake. At 10:30 am daily, visitors can view the chicks at the vet hospital. Read more on the zoo blog.
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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat @ Straw-colored Fruit Bat Exhibit
Nov 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.
Aardvark Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Aardvark Keeper Chat @ Aardvark Exhibit
Nov 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.
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat @ Snow Leopard exhibit
Nov 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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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Straw-Colored Fruit Bat Keeper Chat @ Straw-colored Fruit Bat Exhibit
Nov 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.
Aardvark Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Aardvark Keeper Chat @ Aardvark Exhibit
Nov 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.
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Snow Leopard Keeper Chat @ Snow Leopard exhibit
Nov 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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