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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 – Apr, Jul, Oct
Camera & Lens Demo Days –  May, Oct
Conservation Brown Bag Lunch – periodically

2020

General Admission Events
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 9
Earth Fest – Apr 25
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
Pop Culture Party – May 16
Wine & Brew – Jun 13
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 21
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 15
Wild Affair – Sep 12
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 23, 24 & 25


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FIT4MOM Stroller Strides Workout 9:00 am
FIT4MOM Stroller Strides Workout
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Meet FIT4MOM for a Stroller Strides workout at the zoo on the first Monday of each month! Zoo members will receive their first class free. Sign up for the class here. FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, their fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind and spirit. Read more about FIT4MOM here. Stroller Strides® is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is skilled to meet you where you are mentally and physically. You’ll leave class feeling connected, successful and energized! No more mama guilt! This class is all about self care in a supportive and encouraging environment.
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Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with an exclusive Sacramento Zoo Member discount of 25% in the Zoofari Market gift store. Just remember to show your membership card, and you can shop as much as you like over the whole weekend! * Excludes books, promotional, clearance and sale items; cannot be combined with other discounts.
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Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with an exclusive Sacramento Zoo Member discount of 25% in the Zoofari Market gift store. Just remember to show your membership card, and you can shop as much as you like over the whole weekend! * Excludes books, promotional, clearance and sale items; cannot be combined with other discounts.
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Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with an exclusive Sacramento Zoo Member discount of 25% in the Zoofari Market gift store. Just remember to show your membership card, and you can shop as much as you like over the whole weekend! * Excludes books, promotional, clearance and sale items; cannot be combined with other discounts.
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