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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.

All daily education programs are temporarily unavailable. Please check back later for updates.

 

Wildlife Stage Shows – Temporarily Unavailable

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 – Temporarily Unavailable

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 – Temporarily Unavailable

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 – Temporarily Unavailable

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 – Temporarily Unavailable

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!

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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 1 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.
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Giraffe Encounter 10:00 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Get eye-to-eye with the giraffes at the Tall Wonders of Africa viewing deck! Purchase the opportunity to feed the giraffes – a great chance to get the perfect photo and a quick moment to chat about these amazing creatures. Daily at 10:00am* Purchase tickets at the giraffe deck at $5.00 per person. Credit card only. Masks are required for everyone age 3 and above while on the viewing deck during the encounter. *Encounters are giraffe and weather dependent.