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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
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
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
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 26 & 27

 


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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ Saki/Sloth Exhibit
Feb 2 @ 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.
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat @ Thick-billed Parrot Exhibit
Feb 2 @ 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.
Madagascar Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Madagascar Keeper Chat @ Lemur and Crested Coua Exhibits
Feb 2 @ 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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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ Saki/Sloth Exhibit
Feb 3 @ 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.
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat @ Thick-billed Parrot Exhibit
Feb 3 @ 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.
Madagascar Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Madagascar Keeper Chat @ Lemur and Crested Coua Exhibits
Feb 3 @ 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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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ Saki/Sloth Exhibit
Feb 9 @ 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.
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat @ Thick-billed Parrot Exhibit
Feb 9 @ 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.
Madagascar Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Madagascar Keeper Chat @ Lemur and Crested Coua Exhibits
Feb 9 @ 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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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Feb 10 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ Saki/Sloth Exhibit
Feb 10 @ 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.
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat @ Thick-billed Parrot Exhibit
Feb 10 @ 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.
Madagascar Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Madagascar Keeper Chat @ Lemur and Crested Coua Exhibits
Feb 10 @ 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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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ Saki/Sloth Exhibit
Feb 16 @ 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.
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat @ Thick-billed Parrot Exhibit
Feb 16 @ 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.
Madagascar Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Madagascar Keeper Chat @ Lemur and Crested Coua Exhibits
Feb 16 @ 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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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Join us for an up-close-and-personal visit with one of the Animal Ambassadors from our Education Department.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ Saki/Sloth Exhibit
Feb 17 @ 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.
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat @ Thick-billed Parrot Exhibit
Feb 17 @ 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.
Madagascar Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Madagascar Keeper Chat @ Lemur and Crested Coua Exhibits
Feb 17 @ 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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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Feb 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.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ Saki/Sloth Exhibit
Feb 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.
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat @ Thick-billed Parrot Exhibit
Feb 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.
Madagascar Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Madagascar Keeper Chat @ Lemur and Crested Coua Exhibits
Feb 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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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Feb 22 @ 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.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ Saki/Sloth Exhibit
Feb 22 @ 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.
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat @ Thick-billed Parrot Exhibit
Feb 22 @ 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.
Madagascar Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Madagascar Keeper Chat @ Lemur and Crested Coua Exhibits
Feb 22 @ 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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Nature Explorers 10:00 am
Nature Explorers
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join the zoo in an open play environment, the last Saturday of the month anytime between 10 am to 2 pm. We will be playing and exploring the wonders of the natural world with a new topic each month. Visit the Nature Explorers page for more information.
Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Feb 23 @ 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.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ Saki/Sloth Exhibit
Feb 23 @ 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.
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat @ Thick-billed Parrot Exhibit
Feb 23 @ 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.
Madagascar Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Madagascar Keeper Chat @ Lemur and Crested Coua Exhibits
Feb 23 @ 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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Wildlife Stage Show 11:00 am
Wildlife Stage Show @ Amphitheater
Feb 24 @ 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.
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Saki and Sloth Keeper Chat @ Saki/Sloth Exhibit
Feb 24 @ 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.
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Thick-billed Parrot Keeper Chat @ Thick-billed Parrot Exhibit
Feb 24 @ 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.
Madagascar Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Madagascar Keeper Chat @ Lemur and Crested Coua Exhibits
Feb 24 @ 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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