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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
ThankZoo – Nov 24, discount day
Holiday Magic – Dec 9
PJ Christmas Eve – Dec 24, free admission

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Mar 26
Star Wars Day – Apr 29
Wine & Brew – May 13
Wild Games – Jul 29
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 19
Wild Affair – Sep 16
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 28 & 29

Education Programs
Winter Camp – Dec, Jan
Tea & Tours – May, Sept, Oct


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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
Open Daily in November 10:00 am
Open Daily in November
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open daily, year-round, the zoo entrance closes at 4 pm but guests may stay on grounds until 5 pm. The zoo will be closed on Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.
Wells Fargo Wednesday 10:00 am
Wells Fargo Wednesday @ Sacramento Zoo
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 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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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Member Appreciation Mornings 9:00 am
Member Appreciation Mornings
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Stroll around the zoo before we open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in November! Enjoy free Kilimanjaro climbs and rides on the train and conservation carousel and a 20% discount in the Zoofari Market gift store until 10 am. Just show your membership card at the entrance.
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Member Appreciation Mornings 9:00 am
Member Appreciation Mornings
Nov 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Stroll around the zoo before we open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in November! Enjoy free Kilimanjaro climbs and rides on the train and conservation carousel and a 20% discount in the Zoofari Market gift store until 10 am. Just show your membership card at the entrance.
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
8
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
10
Member Appreciation Mornings 9:00 am
Member Appreciation Mornings
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Stroll around the zoo before we open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in November! Enjoy free Kilimanjaro climbs and rides on the train and conservation carousel and a 20% discount in the Zoofari Market gift store until 10 am. Just show your membership card at the entrance.
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Member Appreciation Mornings 9:00 am
Member Appreciation Mornings
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Stroll around the zoo before we open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in November! Enjoy free Kilimanjaro climbs and rides on the train and conservation carousel and a 20% discount in the Zoofari Market gift store until 10 am. Just show your membership card at the entrance.
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
Military Family Day 10:00 am
Military Family Day
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
In appreciation for our troops, all military personnel, veterans and their families receive a 50% discount on zoo admission with a valid military identification card.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
13
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
15
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Member Appreciation Mornings 9:00 am
Member Appreciation Mornings
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Stroll around the zoo before we open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in November! Enjoy free Kilimanjaro climbs and rides on the train and conservation carousel and a 20% discount in the Zoofari Market gift store until 10 am. Just show your membership card at the entrance.
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Member Appreciation Mornings 9:00 am
Member Appreciation Mornings
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Stroll around the zoo before we open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in November! Enjoy free Kilimanjaro climbs and rides on the train and conservation carousel and a 20% discount in the Zoofari Market gift store until 10 am. Just show your membership card at the entrance.
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
20
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
22
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Zoo Closed
Zoo Closed
Nov 23 all-day
The Sacramento Zoo is closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
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Member Appreciation Mornings 9:00 am
Member Appreciation Mornings
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Stroll around the zoo before we open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in November! Enjoy free Kilimanjaro climbs and rides on the train and conservation carousel and a 20% discount in the Zoofari Market gift store until 10 am. Just show your membership card at the entrance.
ThankZoo 10:00 am
ThankZoo
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you, our community, with warm appreciation. One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing you a happy Holiday Season and a healthy and prosperous New Year. As a special thank you everyone will receive child-priced admission of $9.95 on the day after Thanksgiving at ThankZoo.   Pumpkin Smash Sacramento Zoo residents will have a smashing good time when they receive seasonal pumpkins to eat, play with, bounce, tear apart, and smash. Keep an eye out for the unscheduled enrichments throughout the day at ThankZoo. *Pumpkins generously donated by zoo supporters. Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Member Appreciation Mornings 9:00 am
Member Appreciation Mornings
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Stroll around the zoo before we open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in November! Enjoy free Kilimanjaro climbs and rides on the train and conservation carousel and a 20% discount in the Zoofari Market gift store until 10 am. Just show your membership card at the entrance.
Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.
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Holiday Supply Drive 10:00 am
Holiday Supply Drive
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo in giving back during the season of thanks. Donate combs and brushes, new gloves, gender neutral adult socks, small toiletries, or toothpaste and toothbrushes to the Holiday Drive for Loaves & Fishes at the zoo when you enter and receive $1 off of admission as a thank you to from the zoo. *Zoo closed on Thanksgiving *Discount is not applicable on ThankZoo, Thursday, November 24th. All supplies collected will directly benefit guests of Loaves & Fishes, helping them stay warm, keep dry, and in many cases survive.