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
– last Sat, each Month
Museum Day* – Feb 3
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 11
Wells Fargo Wednesdays*
– 1st Wed, each Month
EGGstravaganZOO – Mar 31
Earth Fest – Apr 21
All About Birds – May 19
World Giraffe Day – May 26
Red Panda Day – Sep 29
World Lemur Day – Oct 20
ThankZoo* – Nov 23
Holiday Magic – Dec 8
PJ Christmas Eve* – Dec 24
*Discounted admission days
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Earth Fest – It’s a Party for the Planet! 9:00 am
Earth Fest – It’s a Party for the Planet!
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
It’s a party for the planet! Celebrate the world through environmental conservation and cultural appreciation. Learn how to protect and preserve the earth while enjoying a variety of cultural dance performances scheduled throughout the day. Learn about animals from around the world during Stage Shows and Keeper Chats! Visit our Earth Fest page for even more information.
Star Wars Day – Morning 9:00 am
Star Wars Day – Afternoon 12:00 pm
Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Nature Explorers @ Near the Playground
Apr 28 @ 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.