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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
Deaf Awareness Day – Sep 22
Red Panda Day – Sep 30
World Lemur Day – Oct 13
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
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 17
Wild Games – CANCELED
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
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
Conservation Brown Bag Lunch – periodically


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Tea & Tours #5 – 9:30 am
Tea & Tours #5 –
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Seniors ages 55 and over will tour part of the zoo and enjoy a tea break with treats and tea sandwiches.
Open Daily in October 9:00 am
Open Daily in October
Oct 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
Oct 3 @ 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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Zoo Closes at 2:00 pm 2:00 pm
Zoo Closes at 2:00 pm
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Sacramento Zoo closes early at 3:00 pm to prepare for a private event.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Sumatra 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Sumatra
Oct 10 @ 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) Sumatra 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Sumatra
Oct 11 @ 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) Sumatra 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Sumatra
Oct 12 @ 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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CELEBRATE! Lemur Day 9:00 am
CELEBRATE! Lemur Day
Oct 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presented by the Greater Sac Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Help us celebrate World Lemur Day! Did you know that lemurs are only found on the island of Madagascar and are the most endangered mammals in the world? If habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade continue at their current rates, 90% of the 100+ lemur species face extinction in the next 20 years. Come celebrate World Lemur Day to meet the spunky lemurs of the world, including the Sacramento Zoo’s Black and White Ruffed Lemurs, Mongoose Lemurs, and Coquerel’s Sifakas! Grab your family and friends to take part in interactive crafts, educational activities, and fun raffles to learn all about lemurs and how you can help save the lemur population from extinction. Visit the CELEBRATE! Lemur Day webpage.
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Camera and Lens Demo Day and Test Drive 9:00 am
Camera and Lens Demo Day and Test Drive
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Camera and Lens Demo Day and Test Drive
Join Mike’s Camera at the Sacramento Zoo and test drive the latest camera, telephoto, lenses and other photo gear from leading manufacturers and pick up tips and tricks from the Mike’s Camera crew who will be onsite. Visit the Adult & Senior Classes page for more information. Sponsored By
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Tea & Tours #6 – 9:30 am
Tea & Tours #6 –
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Seniors ages 55 and over will tour part of the zoo and enjoy a tea break with treats and tea sandwiches.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) North America 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) North America
Oct 17 @ 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) North America 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) North America
Oct 18 @ 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) North America 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) North America
Oct 19 @ 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 (Wed) Himalayas 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Himalayas
Oct 24 @ 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) Himalayas 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Himalayas
Oct 25 @ 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) Himalayas 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Himalayas
Oct 26 @ 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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Boo at the Zoo 11:00 am
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Daytime trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo including games, stage shows and more. Tickets: On sale September 7th at noon. Webpage: http://saczoo.org/booatthezoo
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Boo at the Zoo 11:00 am
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Daytime trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo including games, stage shows and more. Tickets: On sale September 7th at noon. Webpage: http://saczoo.org/booatthezoo
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