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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 3
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 11
Wells Fargo Wednesdays*
– 1st Wed, each Month
EGGstravaganZOO – Mar 31 & Apr 1
All About Birds – May 19
World Giraffe Day – May 26
Earth Fest – Apr 21
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

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Apr 15
Star Wars Day – Apr 28
Wine & Brew – May 12
Wild Games – Jun 23
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 18
Wild Affair – Sep 15
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 27 & 28

Member Only Ticketed Events
Breakfast with the Empire – Apr 28
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 13
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 17
Breakfast with Santa – Dec 8
*See all Member Events here

 

Education Programs
Pre-K Class: Little Peeps – Feb, Mar
Girl Scout Badge Days – Mar, Apr
Tea & Tours – May, Sept, Oct

Other Events
Estate Planning Safari – quarterly
Animals on Tap Beer Release – quarterly
Camera & Lens Demo Day – May, Oct
Photography Class – May, Jul, Oct


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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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Sacramento Museum Day 2018 9:00 am
Sacramento Museum Day 2018
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy half-price admission to the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town and free admission to 25 local museums! For more information visit the Sacramento Association of Museums website.
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Estate Planning Safari 11:30 am
Estate Planning Safari
Feb 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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
Wells Fargo Wednesday 9:00 am
Wells Fargo Wednesday @ Sacramento Zoo
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thanks to Wells Fargo, the 1st Wednesday of each month in 2017 & 2018 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) “It’s an Orange Aardvark!” by Michael Hall 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) “It’s an Orange Aardvark!” by Michael Hall
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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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) “It’s an Orange Aardvark!” by Michael Hall 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) “It’s an Orange Aardvark!” by Michael Hall
Feb 9 @ 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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I Heart Sacramento Zoo 9:00 am
I Heart Sacramento Zoo
Feb 11 @ 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 (Thur) “999 Tadpoles” by Ken Kimura 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) “999 Tadpoles” by Ken Kimura
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 (Fri) “999 Tadpoles” by Ken Kimura 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) “999 Tadpoles” by Ken Kimura
Feb 16 @ 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) “The Very Quiet Cricket” by Eric Carle 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) “The Very Quiet Cricket” by Eric Carle
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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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) “The Very Quiet Cricket” by Eric Carle 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) “The Very Quiet Cricket” by Eric Carle
Feb 23 @ 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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Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Nature Explorers @ Near the Playground
Feb 24 @ 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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