Members are invited
Your Sacramento Zoo membership includes exclusive events throughout the year and free admission to some of the most popular general events.
Join Sacramento Zoo director, Jason Jacobs to hear about what you, your friends and family can do to help us as in our efforts to create a modern-day zoo right here in Sacramento! From writing letters to helping us rally interest and support, YOU can be a true Sacramento Zoo Champion! Join us in the Kampala Conference Room on either April 3 or 4 from 6 to 7 pm and learn how!
Seating is limited. Email the Member & Visitor Services Office or call 916-808-5888 to RSVP.
The Sacramento Zoological Society will hold a meeting for members on Wednesday, April 17, at 5:30 pm in the Kampala Conference Room. The Board of Trustees and zoo staff will host a special informative evening for members to discuss the zoo’s role in the community, past and future. Your feedback is welcome. Seating is limited. Please register by April 12.
Email the Member & Visitor Services Office or call 916-808-5888 to register.
5:30 to 8 pm
Come out and enjoy an evening at the zoo just for our members!
How many people can I bring?
The number of people allowed in is determined by the level of your membership. That same number will be honored at the member evening. If you are unsure of the number of people covered, view member benefits or call the Member & Visitor Services Office at 916-808-5888.
Can I bring guests that are not covered by my membership?
Yes, as a zoo member, you may bring guests to the member evening. The admission price for guests is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 2-11, 1 year and under are free.
Do I need to make a reservation?
No. Just bring your Sacramento Zoo membership card, and you will be let in. You may pay for guests at the gate.
I’m not a zoo member but this sounds like fun. How can I get in?
Become a Sacramento Zoo member today and start enjoying all the benefits including the Member Evening.
Bring your own, or Kampala Cafe will be open to purchase dinner!
What kind of seating is there?
There will be indoor and outdoor seating by the Kampala Cafe. You may also bring a picnic blanket and get your family into the spirit!
This is a special chance to see the zoo after-hours and enjoy all that we have planned! Wildlife stage show, animal encounters and a special discount at the Zoofari Market
When is the Wildlife Stage Show?
5:45 pm and 6:45 pm in the amphitheater followed by an animal meet & greet.
• June 20 – Things With Wings
• June 25 – Radical Reptiles
• August 8 – Habitats & Adaptations
Is the whole zoo open that night?
Yes*. You can walk through the whole zoo that night.
*The Reptile House closes at 7:30 pm.
Is the gift store open?
Yes. The Zoofari Market will be open for your shopping pleasure with a special 20% off discount!
This just doesn’t seem like enough for me. What else is there?
• Discounted tickets for the train and Conservation Carousel and Kilimanjaro Climb
• Discounted giraffe encounters offered from 6 to 7 pm for just $4 per person
• Purchase animal enichments and watch as zookeepers deliver them. Proceeds benefit the Greater Sac Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers
• DJ dance party
• Face painting
• Free raffle!
9 am to 4 pm: December 13, 14 and 15
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with an exclusive Sacramento Zoo member discount of 25% in the Zoofari Market gift store. Just remember to show your membership card, and you can shop as much as you like over the whole weekend!
* Excludes books, promotional, clearance and sale items; cannot be combined with other discounts.
The first Monday of each month, 9 am to 10 am
Zoo members will receive their first class free.
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For any additional help, please email the Member & Visitor Services Office or call 916-808-5888.
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CELEBRATE! Meerkat Day 9:00 am
CELEBRATE! Meerkat Day
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presented by the Greater Sac Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Come celebrate World Meerkat Day to meet our resident mob of meerkats who love to interact with guests at their exhibit window! Grab your family and friends to take part in interactive crafts, educational activities and fun raffles to learn all about meerkats, their habitat and their social structures! Visit the CELEBRATE! Meerkat Day webpage.
Member Evening 5:30 pm
Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join the zoo in an open play environment, the last Saturday of the month anytime between 10 am to 2 pm. We will be playing and exploring the wonders of the natural world with a new topic each month. Visit the Nature Explorers page for more information.