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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
PopCon – 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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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Nov 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 1 @ 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
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 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: Feathered Friends 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 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: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Nov 6 @ 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
Nov 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
Nov 6 @ 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
Nov 6 @ 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
Nov 7 @ 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
Nov 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: Reptile House 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Nov 7 @ 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: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Nov 7 @ 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
Nov 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
Nov 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.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Nov 8 @ 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
Nov 8 @ 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
Nov 9 @ 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
Nov 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: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Nov 9 @ 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
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 14 @ 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
Nov 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
Nov 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: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Nov 15 @ 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
Nov 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: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Nov 16 @ 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
Nov 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: Feathered Friends 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Nov 16 @ 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
Nov 16 @ 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
Nov 16 @ 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
Nov 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
Nov 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: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Nov 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: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Nov 21 @ 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
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. 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
Nov 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: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Nov 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: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 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: Feathered Friends 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Nov 23 @ 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
Nov 23 @ 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: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Nov 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
Nov 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: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Nov 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: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Nov 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
Nov 27 @ 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: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 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: Feathered Friends 1:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.