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.
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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CELEBRATE! Reptile and Amphibian Day 10:00 am
CELEBRATE! Reptile and Amphibian Day
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Presented by the Greater Sac Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Come celebrate Reptile and Amphibian Day! Did you know that the Sacramento Zoo houses over 100 reptiles and amphibians? Amphibians include frogs, salamanders and caecilians, all of which breathe through their skin, making them important indicators of ecosystem health! Sadly, there are nearly as many threatened species of amphibians as birds and mammals combined. Reptiles represent some of the oldest living species on the planet, having existed in many different forms for millions of years. Today they include: snakes, lizards, crocodilians, turtles and tuataras. Find out more about these amazing animals and what you can do to help conserve them by enjoying a day filled with special animal encounters, crafts, games, prizes and fun for the whole family!” Visit the CELEBRATE! Reptile and Amphibian Day webpage.
Earth Fest – It’s a Party for the Planet! 9:00 am
Earth Fest – It’s a Party for the Planet!
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join the Sacramento Zoo as we throw a party for the planet including a Stuffed Animal Clinic! Learn about the environment and conservation both locally and globally and how you can have an impact on the world around you right from home! Enjoy face painting, crafts, hands-on activities and games all focused on the planet we call home. Get the scoop on some of the zoo’s animals and how to make the world a better place for them through keeper chats and wildlife stage shows and be sure to visit the zoo’s backyard to learn about native plants and explore the garden! Visit our Earth Fest page for even more information.
Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Mar 30 @ 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.