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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.

2020

General Admission Events
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 9
Star Wars Day – May 2
Half-Price Day* – Jul 2
Half-Price Day* – Jul 3
Half-Price Day* – Aug 28
Deaf Awareness Day – Sep 19
Holiday Magic – Dec 12
PJ Christmas Eve* – Dec 24

*Discounted admission days

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Apr 19
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 10
Wine & Brew – Jun 13
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 21
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 15
Wild Affair – Sep 12
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 29, 30 & 31


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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 1 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 1 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Mar 1 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Tawny Frogmouth Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Tawny Frogmouth Keeper Chat @ Tawny Frogmouth Exhibit
Mar 1 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ White-faced Saki / Two-toed Sloth Exhibit
Mar 1 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 2 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 2 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 3 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 3 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 4 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 4 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 5 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 5 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 6 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 6 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Mar 6 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Tawny Frogmouth Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Tawny Frogmouth Keeper Chat @ Tawny Frogmouth Exhibit
Mar 6 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ White-faced Saki / Two-toed Sloth Exhibit
Mar 6 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 7 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 7 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Mar 7 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Tawny Frogmouth Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Tawny Frogmouth Keeper Chat @ Tawny Frogmouth Exhibit
Mar 7 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ White-faced Saki / Two-toed Sloth Exhibit
Mar 7 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 8 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 8 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Mar 8 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Tawny Frogmouth Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Tawny Frogmouth Keeper Chat @ Tawny Frogmouth Exhibit
Mar 8 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ White-faced Saki / Two-toed Sloth Exhibit
Mar 8 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 9 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 9 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 10 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 10 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Lion Training Session 11:15 am
Lion Training Session @ Lion Exhibit
Mar 11 @ 11:15 am – 11:30 am
Watch animal keepers perform daily training sessions with the African lions at the mesh of their exhibit. This positive-reinforcement training is to encourage natural behaviors that allow the zookeepers to perform voluntary health checks on the lions and build trust. Please note that this is a voluntary training for the lions, and they may decide not to participate on some days.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 11 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 12 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Mar 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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