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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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 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: Reptile House 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 5 @ 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: Flamingo Chick 10:30 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Flamingo Chick
Sep 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Sep 7 @ 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: Flamingo Chick 10:30 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Flamingo Chick
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of bird exhibits. 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
Sep 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
Sep 8 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 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: Reptile House 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 12 @ 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
Sep 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
Sep 15 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 19 @ 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: Snow Leopard 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Snow Leopard
Sep 19 @ 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: Flamingo Chick 10:30 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Flamingo Chick
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 20 @ 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
Sep 20 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Sep 21 @ 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: Flamingo Chick 10:30 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Flamingo Chick
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of bird exhibits. 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
Sep 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
Sep 22 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 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
Sep 26 @ 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: Flamingo Chick 10:30 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Flamingo Chick
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Sep 28 @ 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: Flamingo Chick 10:30 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Flamingo Chick
Sep 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
 
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of bird exhibits. 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
Sep 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
Sep 29 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise
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