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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

 

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
Jul 3 @ 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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Half-Price Day at the Sacramento Zoo 9:00 am
Half-Price Day at the Sacramento Zoo
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
All the fun at half the price! Visit the Sacramento Zoo in 2019 on the following days and pay half regular admission price: Saturday, February 23; Thursday, July 4; Friday, July 5; and Thursday, August 22. Half-price rates: General admission: $8.25 Senior admission 65+: $7.75 Children ages 2-11: $5.75 Children ages 0-1: Free Please note that tickets must be purchased at the zoo to receive the discount.
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Half-Price Day at the Sacramento Zoo 9:00 am
Half-Price Day at the Sacramento Zoo
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
All the fun at half the price! Visit the Sacramento Zoo in 2019 on the following days and pay half regular admission price: Saturday, February 23; Thursday, July 4; Friday, July 5; and Thursday, August 22. Half-price rates: General admission: $8.25 Senior admission 65+: $7.75 Children ages 2-11: $5.75 Children ages 0-1: Free Please note that tickets must be purchased at the zoo to receive the discount.
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CELEBRATE! Meerkat Day 9:00 am
CELEBRATE! Meerkat Day
Jul 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Presented by the Greater Sac Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Come celebrate World Meerkat Day to meet our resident mob of meerkats who love to interact with guests at their exhibit window! Grab your family and friends to take part in interactive crafts, educational activities and fun raffles to learn all about meerkats, their habitat and their social structures! Visit the CELEBRATE! Meerkat Day webpage.
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Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Nature Explorers
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join the zoo in an open play environment, the last Saturday of the month anytime between 10 am to 2 pm. We will be playing and exploring the wonders of the natural world with a new topic each month. Visit the Nature Explorers page for more information.
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