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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.

2019

General Admission Events
Nature Explorers – last Sat, each month through Sep
Wells Fargo Wednesdays*
1st Wed, each month
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 10
Half-Price Day* – Feb 23
CELEBRATE! Reptile and Amphibian Day – Mar 23
Earth Fest – Mar 30
EGGstravaganZOO – Apr 20
CELEBRATE! Giraffe Day – Jun 22
Half-Price Day* – Jul 4
Half-Price Day* – Jul 5
CELEBRATE! Meerkat Day – Jul 13
Half-Price Day* – Aug 22
CELEBRATE! Primate Day – Aug 31
Deaf Awareness Day – Sep 21
CELEBRATE! Okapi Day – Oct 19
Holiday Magic – Dec 14
PJ Christmas Eve* – Dec 24

*Discounted admission days

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Apr 14
Star Wars Day – Apr 27
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 12
Wine & Brew – May 18
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 16
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 17
Wild Affair – Sep 14
Dinos After Dark / Dining with Dinos – Sep 27 & 28
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 26 & 27

 

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

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

Other Events
Animals on Tap – periodically
Estate Planning Safari – quarterly
Photography Class – April, Jul, Oct
Camera & Lens Demo Days –  May, Oct
Conservation Brown Bag Lunch – periodically


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Wells Fargo Wednesday 9:00 am
Wells Fargo Wednesday @ Sacramento Zoo
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thanks to Wells Fargo, the 1st Wednesday of each month in 2019 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 (Wed) Animal Coverings 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Animal Coverings
Oct 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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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Animal Coverings 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Animal Coverings
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 (Fri) Animal Coverings 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Animal Coverings
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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Keeper Tag Along #3 (7th-12th grade) 9:00 am
Keeper Tag Along #3 (7th-12th grade)
Oct 12 @ 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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Camera and Lens Demo Day and Test Drive 9:00 am
Camera and Lens Demo Day and Test Drive
Oct 13 @ 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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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Protection 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Protection
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 (Fri) Protection 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Protection
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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Animals on Tap Release Party – Bike Dog Brewing Company 2:00 pm
Animals on Tap Release Party – Bike Dog Brewing Company @ Bike Dog Brewing Company
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Local craft breweries are partnering with the nonprofit Sacramento Zoo to help you drink local beer with a purpose. Breweries are taking inspiration from zoo residents when developing new beers that will raise money and community awareness about the Sacramento Zoo and its conservation efforts. Join us for the the Zebra Pants launch party at Bike Dog Brewing Company’s Broadway taproom on October 19! Visit the Animals on Tap webpage for more information.
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Camouflage and Colors 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Camouflage and Colors
Oct 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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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Camouflage and Colors 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Camouflage and Colors
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 (Fri) Camouflage and Colors 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Fri) Camouflage and Colors
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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Boo at the Zoo 11:00 am
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Daytime trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo including games, stage shows and more. www.saczoo.org/booatthezoo
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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. www.saczoo.org/booatthezoo
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Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Yucky Stuff 9:30 am
Little Peeps: Pre-K (Thur) Yucky Stuff
Oct 31 @ 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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