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Virtual Conservation education programming
free for title 1 schools

Thanks to a generous donation from T-Mobile, the Sacramento Zoo is proud to offer free virtual content for all Title 1 schools in the greater Sacramento region. 

Through animal videos, zookeeper talks, and fun “guest” appearances, students learn about wildlife conservation and what they can do to help save the planet. This 25-minute, pre-recorded video also meets Next Generation Science Standards! It’s a great addition to any classroom curriculum, allowing educators to authentically incorporate the content into ELA and math lessons as well. This content also includes a Teacher’s Guide, with viewing suggestions and additional activities to further learning within California Curriculum Content standards. Click the link below to sign up and receive this free content for your classroom.

Only available March 2021 through May 2021

Grades K – 3
Video includes two discussion breaks as well as a short exercise activity

Grades 4 – 6
Video includes two discussion breaks

Register Here

Enter here for the chance to win a Family Four-Pack of Sac Zoo admission tickets – thanks to support from T-Mobile!

Learn more about T-Mobile’s Project 10Million, a project committed to offering ten million students FREE internet access over five years with a T-Mobile hotspot.

Special thanks to our Free Title 1 Virtual Conservation Program Sponsor, T-Mobile

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Zoo to You Virtual Programs

Looking for a virtual, interactive experience that will bring the zoo straight to your home or classroom? This versatile Zoom program can be tailored to any age group, event, and interest level. Learn from our zoo educators and animal ambassadors in this individualized, private program. Choose from the topics below or customize the length and theme to fit your group’s needs!

Program Length: 
15-minute live program. Option to extend the program length in 15-minute increments up to 45-minutes with additional animal ambassadors.

One to two animal ambassadors in our basic Zoom program. Additional animal ambassadors and/or an exhibit enrichment will be incorporated if consecutive programs are booked.

An easy-to-follow packet* with activities to engage your group before and after your virtual encounter.

*Classroom packets are grade-specific and meet NGSS and ELA standards. They are also Google Classroom compatible!

Choose from one of the following three-set topics or contact the education staff to create your own!

  • Birds of Prey – Hawks, owls, eagles, oh my! Meet one of our winged hunters to learn more about how birds of prey rule the skies.
  • Reptiles – They might not be warm and fuzzy, but these cold-blooded creatures are sure to warm your heart!
  • Habitats – All animals have a home, each unique in their own way. Learn how animals can live and thrive all around the world.

Times Offered: 
11 am, 1 pm, 1:30 pm, 2 pm
(Other times available by special order and at an additional cost – must be during zoo hours)

Zoo to You programs start at just $75
$5 discount on one program for zoo members
Members must be logged in to receive discount.

more zoo to you information and registration

Are you looking for a new way to engage your staff or clients?
Consider a virtual break at the zoo! Contact the Education Staff for prices and bookings.

Special thanks to our Zoo to You Virtual Program Sponsor, 3D Technology Services

Girl Scout Badge Days

Looking for a unique and fun way to earn a Girl Scout Badge? With a combination of pre-recorded content and live webinars, the Sacramento Zoo Education team provides everything you need to complete the following badges: Daisy – Eco Learner, Brownie – Eco Friend, Junior – Animal Habitats, Cadettes – Animal Helpers.


    • Live! 45-minute webinar with animal ambassadors, enrichment, and career chat with zookeepers
      • Badge-themed content with animal guests
      • Zoo animal habitat visit with animal enrichment


    • Pre-recorded: access to exclusive zoo *content made just for girl scouts! Includes:
      • Badge-specific worksheets with pre-recorded instructional video
      • Filmed animal stage show for girl scout badge days
      • Optional activities to do at home

*You must have a Free Google account in order to access the content.

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