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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
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 26 & 27

 


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Wells Fargo Wednesday 9:00 am
Wells Fargo Wednesday @ Sacramento Zoo
May 1 @ 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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Big Day of Giving – 24 Hours to Give Where Your Heart Is 12:00 am
Big Day of Giving – 24 Hours to Give Where Your Heart Is
May 2 @ 12:00 am – 11:59 pm
Your gift to the Sacramento Zoological Society on the Big Day of Giving helps the Zoo to continue in its mission to inspire appreciation, respect and a connection with wildlife and nature through education, conservation and recreation. You can also make a donation online at bigdayofgiving.org/saczoo from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM on May 2nd. Schedule your donation today Learn more about the Big Day of Giving and the Sacramento Zoo’s animals by visiting our Big Day of Giving webpage.
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Camera and Lens Demo Day and Test Drive 9:00 am
Camera and Lens Demo Day and Test Drive
May 5 @ 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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Estate Planning Safari 11:30 am
Estate Planning Safari
May 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
This free informative seminar will navigate through a jungle of topics presented by local attorney Mark S. Drobny, California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law. Meal provided. http://www.saczoo.org/estateplanning
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Mother’s Day Brunch #1 10:30 am
Mother’s Day Brunch #1
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Shower the most important woman in your life with the perfect family day at the zoo over brunch. www.saczoo.org/mothersday
Mother’s Day Brunch #2 12:30 pm
Mother’s Day Brunch #2
May 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT – Shower the most important woman in your life with the perfect family day at the zoo over bunch. www.saczoo.org/mothersday
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Wine & Brew at the Zoo 5:00 pm
Wine & Brew at the Zoo
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy samples of local wine and beer from some of your favorite wineries and breweries during this exclusive after-hours event. www.saczoo.org/wineandbrew
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City Council Meeting – Zoo Relocation and Expansion 5:00 pm
City Council Meeting – Zoo Relocation and Expansion @ City Council Chamber
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you a Sac Zoo Champion? We need your support more than ever. In order to stay relevant and become a #21stCenturyZoo, we MUST relocate. The Sacramento Zoo will be going before the Sacramento City Council on May 28 at 5 pm to present our case for a new, expanded Sacramento Zoo. Your support is vital! Write a letter/email of support to your Councilmember today. If you don’t live within the city limits, we urge you to write to the Mayor.
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