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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
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 18
Wild Games – Jul 29
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 19
Wild Affair – Sep 16
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 28 & 29

Programs with Open Registration
Family Overnights – Jun/Jul/Aug
Senior Tea & Tours – Sep/Oct
Girl Scout Badge Day – Oct

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


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Open Daily in July 9:00 am
Open Daily in July
Jul 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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Wells Fargo Wednesday 9:00 am
Wells Fargo Wednesday @ Sacramento Zoo
Jul 5 @ 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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Family Overnight #7 (Friday) 5:30 pm
Family Overnight #7 (Friday)
Jul 28 @ 5:30 pm – Jul 29 @ 9:00 am
Fun-filled educational evening including a tour of what the nighttime Zoo has to offer.
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Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Nature Explorers @ Near the Playground
Jul 29 @ 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.
Zoo Closes at 1:30 pm 1:30 pm
Zoo Closes at 1:30 pm
Jul 29 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Sacramento Zoo closes early at 1:30 pm to set up for the Wild Games fundraising event.
Wild Games 5:00 pm
Wild Games
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Play like a kid, party like an adult at the Zoo! There will be inflatables, giant beer pong, other lawn games and so much more. Tickets: On sale May 1st at noon. Webpage: http://saczoo.org/wildgames
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CAMP: 1st-2nd Grade (1/2 Day, M-F) Tall Tales 9:00 am
CAMP: 1st-2nd Grade (1/2 Day, M-F) Tall Tales
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Week long, 1/2 day camp, Monday 7/31 – Friday 8/4, 9 am to 12 pm.
CAMP: 1st-2nd Grade (Full-day, M-F) Prides of Predators 9:00 am
CAMP: 1st-2nd Grade (Full-day, M-F) Prides of Predators
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Week long, full-day camp, Monday 7/31- Friday 8/4, 9 am to 4 pm.
CAMP: 3rd-4th Grade (Full-day, M-F) Splash Bash 9:00 am
CAMP: 3rd-4th Grade (Full-day, M-F) Splash Bash
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Week long, full-day camp, Monday 7/31 – Friday 8/4, 9 am to 4 pm.
CAMP: 5th-6th Grade (Full-day, M-F) In Living Color 9:00 am
CAMP: 5th-6th Grade (Full-day, M-F) In Living Color
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Week long, full-day camp, Monday 7/31 – Friday 8/4, 9 am to 4 pm.