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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 – Apr, Jul, Oct
Camera & Lens Demo Days –  May, Oct
Conservation Brown Bag Lunch – periodically

2020

General Admission Events
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 9
Earth Fest – Apr 25
Deaf Awareness Day – Sep 19
Holiday Magic – Dec 12
PJ Christmas Eve* – Dec 24

*Discounted admission days

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Apr 19
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 10
Pop Culture Party – May 16
Wine & Brew – Jun 13
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 21
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 15
Wild Affair – Sep 12
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 23, 24 & 25


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Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 1 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
2
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 2 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
3
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 3 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
4
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 4 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
5
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 5 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
6
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 6 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
7
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 7 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
8
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 8 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
9
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 9 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
10
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 10 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
11
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 11 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
12
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 12 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
13
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 13 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
14
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 14 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
15
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 15 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
16
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 16 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
17
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 17 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
18
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 18 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
19
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 19 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
20
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 20 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
21
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 21 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
22
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 22 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
23
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 23 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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25
26
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 26 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
27
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 27 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
28
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 28 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
29
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 29 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
30
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 30 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
31
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 31 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.