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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.

2018

General Admission Events
Nature Explorers
 – last Sat, each Month
Museum Day* – Feb 3
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 11
Wells Fargo Wednesdays*
– 1st Wed, each Month through Nov
EGGstravaganZOO – Mar 31
Earth Fest – Apr 21
All About Birds – May 19
World Giraffe Day – May 26
Deaf Awareness Day – Sep 22
Red Panda Day – Sep 30
World Lemur Day – Oct 13
ThankZoo* – Nov 23
Holiday Magic – Dec 8
PJ Christmas Eve* – Dec 24

*Discounted admission days

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Apr 15
Star Wars Day – Apr 28
Wine & Brew – May 12
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 17
Wild Games – CANCELED
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 18
Wild Affair – Sep 15
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 27 & 28

Member Only Ticketed Events
Breakfast with the Empire – Apr 28
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 13
Breakfast with Santa – Dec 8
*See all Member Events here

 

Spring & Fall Programs
Girl Scout Badge Days – Apr, Sep
7th-9th Grade: Keeper Tag Along – Apr
Senior Tea & Tours – May, Sept, Oct

Summer Camp
Pre-K: Little Peeps
K-6th Grade Camps
7th-9th Grade Camps

Other Events
Estate Planning Safari – quarterly
Animals on Tap Beer Release – quarterly
Camera & Lens Demo Day – May, Oct
Photography Class – Jul, Oct
Conservation Brown Bag Lunch – periodically

2019

General Admission Events
Museum Day* – Feb 2
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 10
Earth Fest – Mar 30
EGGstravaganZOO – Apr 20
Deaf Awareness Day – Sep 21
ThankZoo* – Nov 29
Holiday Magic – Dec 14
PJ Christmas Eve* – Dec 24

*Discounted admission days

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Apr 14
Star Wars Day – Apr 27
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

Member Only Ticketed Events
Breakfast with the Empire – Apr 27
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 12
Breakfast with Santa – Dec 14
*See all Member Events here

 


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Estate Planning Safari 11:30 am
Estate Planning Safari
Nov 6 @ 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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Wells Fargo Wednesday 10:00 am
Wells Fargo Wednesday @ Sacramento Zoo
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thanks to Wells Fargo, the 1st Wednesday of each month in 2017 & 2018 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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Military Family Day 10:00 am
Military Family Day
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
In appreciation for our troops, all military personnel, veterans and their families receive a 50% discount on zoo admission with a valid military identification card.
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Zoo Closed
Zoo Closed
Nov 22 all-day
The Sacramento Zoo is closed in observance of Thanksgiving.
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ThankZoo 10:00 am
ThankZoo
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
At this time of Thanksgiving celebration, our thoughts turn gratefully to you, our community, with warm appreciation. One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing you a happy Holiday Season and a healthy and prosperous New Year. As a special thank you everyone will receive child-priced admission of $9.95 on the day after Thanksgiving at ThankZoo. Pumpkin Smash Sacramento Zoo residents will have a smashing good time when they receive seasonal pumpkins to eat, play with, bounce, tear apart, and smash. Keep an eye out for the unscheduled enrichments throughout the day at ThankZoo. *Pumpkins generously donated by zoo supporters.
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