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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 – 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
Sep 4 @ 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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Deaf Awareness Day 9:00 am
Deaf Awareness Day
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us for a special day for our deaf and hard of hearing community sponsored by NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The zoo will have ASL interpreters on site for the event. There are limited facilities for service animals. Please call 916-808-5888 in advance for service dog information.
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Estate Planning Safari 6:00 pm
Estate Planning Safari
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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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Dinos After Dark 5:30 pm
Dinos After Dark
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
After-hours event at the Sacramento Zoo showcasing animatronic dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed stage shows, special guest appearances, music and a Dino Disco, educational speakers and more! Upgrade to Dining with Dinos for an all-you-can-eat dino dinner!
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Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Nature Explorers
Sep 28 @ 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.
Dinos After Dark 5:30 pm
Dinos After Dark
Sep 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
After-hours event at the Sacramento Zoo showcasing animatronic dinosaurs, dinosaur-themed stage shows, special guest appearances, music and a Dino Disco, educational speakers and more! Upgrade to Dining with Dinos for an all-you-can-eat dino dinner!
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