Where the Wild Kids Are
Join the Sacramento Zoo for a celebration of kids and culture!

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Enjoy an energetic celebration of kids and culture at Where the Wild Kids Are. Dancers, singers and storytellers will entertain guests throughout the day. Visitors will also enjoy hands-on biofacts, crafts, and interactive EdZOOcation Stations – all free with regular Zoo admission.

Special this year will be an art gallery in Kampala Conference Center featuring the artwork of students from Merryhill schools in Sacramento. Merryhill will also present the Sacramento Zoo with a check for the Small Wonders exhibit renovation with funds raised by the schools’ students. 

WHERE:Sacramento Zoo, at the corner of Land Park Dr. and Sutterville Rd. in William Land Park.

WHEN:Saturday, May 3rd, 9 am to 4 pm

Dancers at Where the Wild Kids Are
Live entertainment will showcase a variety of energetic groups including Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento,  Kaulumele Polynesian Dancers and teen rock sensation Urd-om. Other participants and exhibitors include K12, California Automobile Museum, Discovery Museum Science & Space Center, Friends of San Juan de Oriente, Pirates of Sacramento and the Zoo’s mascot, Gus the Green Tree Frog. 

Bring the family to the Sacramento Zoo to enjoy an educational and entertaining event. Along with the dancers and singers, guests can also enjoy hands-on artifacts, Zoo crafts, face painting and interactive EdZOOcation Stations. As always, the Zoo’s regularly scheduled Keeper Chats, Giraffe Encounters and Wildlife Stage Shows will occur throughout the day.

This year the students at Merryhill have been learning about the animals that will be featured in the Zoo’s Small Wonders of Africa exhibit while also raising funds for the exhibit renovation. The students have sold t-shirts, artwork and held other fundraisers throughout the year. They will present the Sacramento Zoo’s Director, Mary Healy, with a check at 12:30 pm at the Small Wonders of Africa exhibit construction site.  Their artwork will also be available for viewing throughout the day at the Kampala Conference Center. 

Activity Schedule

10:00 am

10:30 am

11:00 am

11:00 am -     3:00 pm

12:30 pm

 1:30 pm

 2:00 pm

 2:15 pm

 2:30 pm

 2:45 pm

Reptile House Keeper Chat

Pelican Keeper Chat

Zoo P.I. Critter Caper Stage Show

Live performances by: Sakura Minyo Doo Koo Kai, Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento, Urd-om, Pirates of Sacramento, Malko Dance Academy and Kaulumele

Merryhill Schools Check Presentation to the Zoo

Wildlife Stage Show

Giraffe Encounter

Sitatunga Keeper Chat

Giant Anteater Keeper Chat

Wolf's Guenon Keeper Chat 

*Schedule is subject to change. Visit saczoo.org for the most current information. 

Sacramento Zoo – Wildly Inspiring!

Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 500 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of over 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society.  This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation.  Open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $11.25; children ages 2-11 are $7.25 and one and under are admitted free.  Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit saczoo.org.

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