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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.

General Admission Events
Nature Explorers
 – last Sat, each Month
Museum Day – Feb 4
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 12
Wells Fargo Wednesdays
– 1st Wed, each Month
Earth Fest – Apr 22
Zoo’s 90th Birthday – Jun 17
Holiday Magic – Dec 9
Pajama Party Christmas Eve – Dec 24

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Mar 26
Star Wars Day – Apr 29
Wine & Brew – May 13
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 14
Wild Games – Jul 29
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 19
Wild Affair – Sep 16
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 28 & 29

Programs with Open Registration
7th-9th Grade Keeper Tag Along – Mar/Apr
Girl Scout Badge Days – Apr
Senior Tea & Tours – May
Family Overnights – Jun/Jul/Aug

Summer Camp
Member pre-sale: Mar 14, noon
General registration: Mar 28, noon
Pre-K: Little Peeps
K-6th Grade Camps
7th-9th Grade Camps


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Open Daily in March 9:00 am
Open Daily in March
Mar 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.
Wells Fargo Wednesday 9:00 am
Wells Fargo Wednesday @ Sacramento Zoo
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thanks to Wells Fargo, the 1st Wednesday of each month in 2017 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 Classes 9:30 am
Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Little Peeps classes are 2-hours long and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver. Each class includes a mini lesson, fun craft and other activities such as stories and songs to expand the learning.
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Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes 9:30 am
Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Little Peeps classes are 2-hours long and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver. Each class includes a mini lesson, fun craft and other activities such as stories and songs to expand the learning.
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Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes 9:30 am
Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Little Peeps classes are 2-hours long and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver. Each class includes a mini lesson, fun craft and other activities such as stories and songs to expand the learning.
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Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes 9:30 am
Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Little Peeps classes are 2-hours long and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver. Each class includes a mini lesson, fun craft and other activities such as stories and songs to expand the learning.
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Member Summer Camp Registration Starts 12:00 pm
Member Summer Camp Registration Starts
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sacramento Zoo members receive priority registration for Summer Camp classes.
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Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes 9:30 am
Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes
Mar 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Little Peeps classes are 2-hours long and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver. Each class includes a mini lesson, fun craft and other activities such as stories and songs to expand the learning.
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Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes 9:30 am
Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Little Peeps classes are 2-hours long and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver. Each class includes a mini lesson, fun craft and other activities such as stories and songs to expand the learning.
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Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes 9:30 am
Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Little Peeps classes are 2-hours long and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver. Each class includes a mini lesson, fun craft and other activities such as stories and songs to expand the learning.
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Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes 9:30 am
Little Peeps, Pre-K Classes
Mar 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
The Little Peeps classes are 2-hours long and designed for 3 to 5 year-olds with a caregiver. Each class includes a mini lesson, fun craft and other activities such as stories and songs to expand the learning.
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Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Nature Explorers @ Near the Playground
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join the Zoo and the Sacramento Library in an open play environment, the last Saturday of the month anytime between 10 am to 2 pm. We will be reading stories, 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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ZooZoom 8:00 am
ZooZoom @ Land Park
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the stampede as thousands of runners raise funds to benefit the Zoo. Are you as fast as a hare or as slow as a tortoise? Find out on Sunday, March 26 at the 37th annual ZooZoom. There are options for everyone from a 5K to a 10K to Kid’s Fun Runs.
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Non-Member Summer Camp Registration Starts 12:00 pm
Non-Member Summer Camp Registration Starts
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
General registration for Summer Camp classes opens.
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