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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.

2019

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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Open Daily in February 9:00 am
Open Daily in February
Feb 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.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Reptiles & Amphibians 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Reptiles & Amphibians
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Wells Fargo Wednesday 9:00 am
Wells Fargo Wednesday @ Sacramento Zoo
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thanks to Wells Fargo, the 1st Wednesday of each month in 2019 is Wells Fargo Wednesday! Up to four children ages 2-11 receive free admission to the Sacramento Zoo with a paid adult.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Reptiles & Amphibians 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Reptiles & Amphibians
Feb 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Reptiles & Amphibians 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Reptiles & Amphibians
Feb 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
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Estate Planning Safari 10:00 am
Estate Planning Safari
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This free informative seminar will navigate through a jungle of topics presented by local attorney Mark S. Drobny, California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. Meal provided. http://www.saczoo.org/estateplanning
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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.    
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Cats 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Cats
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Cats 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Cats
Feb 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Cats 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Cats
Feb 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Primates 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Primates
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Primates 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Primates
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Primates 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Primates
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
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Family Class: 1st-6th Grade (1 day) Food Enrichment 9:00 am
Family Class: 1st-6th Grade (1 day) Food Enrichment
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three hour class for families of at least one child and one adult.
Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Nature Explorers
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.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Bugs and Insects 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Bugs and Insects
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Bugs and Insects 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Bugs and Insects
Feb 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.

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