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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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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 4 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 4 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 4 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 5 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 5 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 5 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 6 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 6 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 6 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 11 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 11 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 11 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 11 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 11 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 12 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 12 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 12 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 12 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 13 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 13 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 13 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 18 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 18 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 18 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 19 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 19 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 19 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 20 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 20 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 20 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 25 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 25 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 25 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 25 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 26 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 26 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 26 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 26 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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Reptile House Keeper Chat 10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat @ Reptile House lawn
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Pelican Keeper Chat 10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat @ Lake in the front of the Zoo
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am – 10:45 am
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
See the Animal Ambassadors at the amphitheater for a fun, educational show hosted by our knowledgeable education staff. Stick around after the show for an up-close meet and greet with some of the animal stars.
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat @ Wolf's Guenon exhibit
Oct 27 @ 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Oct 27 @ 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Oct 27 @ 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted at the exhibits, zookeepers are available to tell you facts and stories about your favorite animals, often accompanied with an enrichment for the animal.
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