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.
General Admission Events
Nature Explorers – last Sat, each month through Sep
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 10
CELEBRATE! Reptile and Amphibian Day – Mar 23
Earth Fest – Mar 30
EGGstravaganZOO – Apr 20
CELEBRATE! Giraffe Day – Jun 22
CELEBRATE! Meerkat Day – Jul 13
CELEBRATE! Primate Day – Aug 31
Deaf Awareness Day – Sep 21
Holiday Magic – Dec 14
PJ Christmas Eve* – Dec 24
*Discounted admission days
Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Apr 14
Star Wars Day – Apr 27
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 12
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
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Reptiles & Amphibians 9:30 am
Wells Fargo Wednesday 9:00 am
I Heart Sacramento Zoo 9:00 am
I Heart Sacramento Zoo
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bring your valentine to a special I Heart Sacramento Zoo day organized by the Sacramento Zoo Teen volunteers. The event features valentine-themed animal enrichments, informative talks and activity tables — all included with general admission.
Family Class: 1st-6th Grade (1 day) Food Enrichment 9:00 am
Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Feb 23 @ 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.