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The zoo hosts many events throughout the year from educational programs, themed days that are included with zoo admission and special ticketed fundraising events. See our most popular keynote events on the event calendar below or explore the calendar.

2018

General Admission Events
Nature Explorers
 – last Sat, each Month
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 11
Wells Fargo Wednesdays*
– 1st Wed, each Month through Nov
EGGstravaganZOO – Mar 31
Earth Fest – Apr 21
All About Birds – May 19
World Giraffe Day – May 26
Deaf Awareness Day – Sep 22
Red Panda Day – Sep 30
World Lemur Day – Oct 13
ThankZoo* – Nov 23
Holiday Magic – Dec 8
PJ Christmas Eve* – Dec 24

*Discounted admission days

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Apr 15
Star Wars Day – Apr 28
Wine & Brew – May 12
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 17
Wild Games – CANCELED
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 18
Wild Affair – Sep 15
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 27 & 28

Member Only Ticketed Events
Breakfast with the Empire – Apr 28
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 13
Breakfast with Santa – Dec 8
*See all Member Events here

 

Spring & Fall Programs
Girl Scout Badge Days – Apr, Sep
7th-9th Grade: Keeper Tag Along – Apr
Senior Tea & Tours – May, Sept, Oct

Summer Camp
Pre-K: Little Peeps
K-6th Grade Camps
7th-9th Grade Camps

Other Events
Estate Planning Safari – quarterly
Animals on Tap Beer Release – quarterly
Camera & Lens Demo Day – May, Oct
Photography Class – Jul, Oct
Conservation Brown Bag Lunch – periodically

2019

General Admission Events
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 10
Earth Fest – Mar 30
EGGstravaganZOO – Apr 20
Deaf Awareness Day – Sep 21
ThankZoo* – Nov 29
Holiday Magic – Dec 14
PJ Christmas Eve* – Dec 24

*Discounted admission days

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Apr 14
Star Wars Day – Apr 27
Wine & Brew – May 18
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 16
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 17
Wild Affair – Sep 14
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 26 & 27

Member Only Ticketed Events
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 12
Breakfast with Santa – Dec 14
*See all Member Events here

 


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Keeper Tag Along #3 (7th-12th grade) 9:00 am
Keeper Tag Along #3 (7th-12th grade)
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Find out what a zookeeper must do each day to make sure their animals have an enriching habitat to call home.
Open Daily in December 9:00 am
Open Daily in December
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open daily, year-round, the zoo entrance closes at 4 pm but guests may stay on grounds until 5 pm. The zoo will close early on December 24, will be closed all day on the 25th, and will reopen at 10 am on December 26.
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Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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.
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Holiday Magic 9:00 am
Holiday Magic
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bundle up the family and come enjoy the holiday season at Holiday Magic! The highlight of the day is watching the animals receive special treats and staff will be on hand to share facts, secrets and answer your questions.  
Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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.
AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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.
AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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Pajama Party Christmas Eve 9:00 am
Pajama Party Christmas Eve
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Pajama Party Christmas Eve
Bring the family to the Sacramento Zoo for the most comfortable Christmas tradition and you don’t even have to change out of your pajamas! From 9 am to 1:30 pm, zoo admission is free for the whole family. Wear your best PJs and spend your holidays with the animals at the Sacramento Zoo.
Zoo Closes at 1:30 pm 1:30 pm
Zoo Closes at 1:30 pm
Dec 24 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Sacramento Zoo closes early at 1:30 pm on Christmas Eve.
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Zoo Closed
Zoo Closed
Dec 25 all-day
The Sacramento Zoo is closed in observance of Christmas.
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