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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.

2020

General Admission Events
I Heart Sacramento Zoo – Feb 9
Earth Fest – Apr 25
Half-Price Day* – Jul 2
Half-Price Day* – Jul 3
Half-Price Day* – Aug 28
Deaf Awareness Day – Sep 19
Holiday Magic – Dec 12
PJ Christmas Eve* – Dec 24

*Discounted admission days

Ticketed Fundraising Events
ZooZoom – Apr 19
Star Wars Day – May 2
Mother’s Day Brunch – May 10
Wine & Brew – Jun 13
Father’s Day BBQ – Jun 21
Ice Cream Safari – Aug 15
Wild Affair – Sep 12
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 29, 30 & 31


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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Jan 2 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of the Reptile House. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Meerkats 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Meerkats
Jan 2 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the meerkats. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 2 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 3 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Jan 3 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Jan 4 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of the Reptile House. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Jan 4 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of bird exhibits. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Jan 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 4 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 5 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 5 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 8 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Jan 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of the Reptile House. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Snow Leopard 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Snow Leopard
Jan 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of snow leopard. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 10 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Jan 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Jan 11 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of the Reptile House. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Jan 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of bird exhibits. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Jan 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 12 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 12 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 15 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 15 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Meerkats 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Meerkats
Jan 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the meerkats. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 17 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Jan 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Jan 18 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of the Reptile House. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Jan 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of bird exhibits. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Jan 18 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 22 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Jan 23 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of the Reptile House. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Snow Leopard 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Snow Leopard
Jan 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of snow leopard. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 24 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Jan 25 @ 10:15 am – 11:00 am
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of the Reptile House. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Jan 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of bird exhibits. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Jan 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 29 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 30 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Jan 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of the Reptile House. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Meerkats 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Meerkats
Jan 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the meerkats. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 30 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Jan 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Jan 31 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Jan 31 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Jan 31 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the zoo’s dinosaurs and animal ambassadors. Visit saczoo.org/tour for more information.