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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
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

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

 

Spring & Fall Programs
Girl Scout Badge Days – Apr, Sep
7th-9th Grade: Keeper Tag Along – Apr
Senior Tea & Tours – May, Sept, Oct

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

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


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Open Daily in April 9:00 am
Open Daily in April
Apr 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
Apr 4 @ 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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Keeper Tag Along #3 (7th-9th grade) 9:00 am
Keeper Tag Along #3 (7th-9th grade)
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Find out what a zookeeper must do each day to make sure their animals have an enriching habitat to call home.
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Girl Scout Badge Day: Junior 9:00 am
Girl Scout Badge Day: Junior
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Get up-close-and-personal with some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors, enjoy presentations, activities and complete your badge! www.saczoo.org/girlscouts
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ZooZoom 8:00 am
ZooZoom @ Land Park
Apr 15 @ 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, April 15 at the 38th annual ZooZoom. There are options for everyone from a 5K to a 10K to Kid’s Fun Runs.
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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.  
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Girl Scout Badge Day: Cadette 9:00 am
Girl Scout Badge Day: Cadette
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Get up-close-and-personal with some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors, enjoy presentations, activities and complete your badge! www.saczoo.org/girlscouts
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Star Wars Day – Morning 9:00 am
Star Wars Day – Morning
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet your favorite Star Wars characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away. Visitors can pose for free photos with the costumed characters throughout the day. https://www.saczoo.org/starwarsday
Star Wars Day – Afternoon 12:00 pm
Star Wars Day – Afternoon
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet your favorite Star Wars characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away. Visitors can pose for free photos with the costumed characters throughout the day. https://www.saczoo.org/starwarsday
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.
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Girl Scout Badge Day: Daisy 9:00 am
Girl Scout Badge Day: Daisy
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Get up-close-and-personal with some of the zoo’s animal ambassadors, enjoy presentations, activities and complete your badge! www.saczoo.org/girlscouts
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