Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day*

Saturday, April 27, 2019
9 am to 3 pm
*Special Ticket Required, (members receive free admission, no ticket required)

Meet your favorite Star Wars characters without making a trip to a galaxy far, far away. Visitors are encouraged to bring their cameras to Star Wars Day and pose for free photos with the costumed characters throughout the day. Visitors will learn how animal adaptations and behaviors in our galaxy relate to the creatures from the Star Wars universe through wildlife stage shows, crafts and other activities. Visitors will also be able to enjoy Star Wars themed concession items in Kampala Cafe, a ride on the Conservation Carousel to Star Wars music and face painting. The animals will join in on the fun as they receive special Star Wars themed enrichment items throughout the day.


Due to animal safety, you may be asked to remove full head costume pieces in certain areas of the zoo. Lightsabers are allowed, but cannot be used over fences or animal barriers. Any costume blasters or guns are NOT allowed unless you are with the 501st Legion, Rebel LegionMandalorian Mercs or R2 Builders Club and have had your prop inspected and tagged before entering the zoo.


All day activities
Costume character photo-ops, chalk artist stations, Zoo Teen craft stations

Scheduled activities
10 am: Nature Explorers, open play for kids
11 am: Wildlife Stage Show, at the amphitheater
11:45 am: Giraffe Encounter (additional cost)
1:30 pm: Wildlife Stage Show, at the amphitheater
2 pm: Giraffe Encounter (additional cost)

*Proceeds from Star Wars Day will benefit animal care and the general maintenance of the zoo.
*Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine.

Breakfast with the Empire*

Join the Sacramento Zoo for an exclusive member event on Star Wars Day. Enjoy a continental breakfast of pastries, muffins, bagels, coffee and juice and more as you eat alongside some of your favorite characters from Star Wars. Guests will get exclusive access to characters during their breakfast including the ability to take photos without the hassle of the lines. After your star-studded breakfast, plan to roam zoo grounds for the rest of Star Wars Day as we bring together some of your favorite characters for a special day of fun at the zoo.

Tickets are extremely limited, so be sure to purchase yours early. Breakfast with the Empire seatings will be held at 9:30 am and 10:45 am – each breakfast lasts 45 minutes.

Exclusive Sacramento Zoo Member only event. Must be signed in to buy tickets!
Register for the website to access member-only events. Test your registration here.


*Proceeds from Star Wars Day will benefit animal care and the general maintenance of the zoo.
*Tickets are non-refundable. Rain or shine.

Become a Corporate Hero

Contact Corporate Sponsorship Manager Jess Dudek for more information.
For additional sponsorship opportunities visit the Corporate Sponsorship page.

Star Wars Day