Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

The Sacramento Zoo is open!

Advance ticket required.  

Zoo Hours

9 am to 4 pm
Grounds open until 5 pm

Please review the zoo’s guidelines and information about procedures for purchasing tickets and visiting below.

Rules and Guidelines for Visiting 

  • MASKS/FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES DURING YOUR ZOO VISIT due to county guidelines. Exceptions to the face covering requirement will be made for children under the age of 2 and people who are medically unable to wear one.
  • All tickets must be purchased and reserved in advance online.
  • All tickets must be purchased online for specified entrance time, and must be redeemed during that time.
  • Members must reserve tickets and times as well.
  • The zoo is currently not accepting cash – credit card transactions only.
  • Please do not visit if you feel ill. Call 916-808-5888 for assistance with rescheduling your tickets.
  • Please maintain a six-foot distance between your group and others when visiting.


As part of our effort to keep everyone healthy and safe, all tickets must be purchased in advance using our online system to enable us to control capacity and limit the number of guests who are inside the zoo at any given time.

Every guest must choose a date and entry time. Each entrance time has a limited capacity.

Please refer to the pull-down instructions and guidelines above for more information.

Sacramento Zoo Prices

General admission: $19
Senior admission 65+: $18
Children ages 2-11: $14
Children ages 0-1: Free

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June 15 to 18: For the safety of animals, guests and staff, portions of the zoo will be closed for tree maintenance. Please consider the closure of the southwest corner of the zoo (from giraffe deck to carousel) when planning your visit on these dates.

Sacramento Zoo Members must be signed in to reserve tickets with their membership!

Register for the website to receive your membership’s free admission. Test your registration here.
If you have already registered for the website, please click “Sign in” in the upper right of the screen.

Become a Member


The Sacramento Zoo is just south of downtown Sacramento on the corner of Sutterville Road and Land Park Drive, just off the I-5 freeway, inside of William Land Park.

Our mailing address does not take you to the front of the zoo.
If you are using an online map, please search
“Land Park Drive & 16th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822”

Parking is free and on-street throughout Land Park. Map of William Land Park

Attractions, Tips & Daily Events

Due to COVID-19 precautions, many of the zoo’s attractions and all daily events are temporarily unavailable. Please check back later for updates.

Please note that the Reptile House is temporarily closed.

Giraffe Encounters, the Zoo Train, Conservation Carousel and Kilimanjaro Climb are back! Read more here.

From train rides to giraffe encounters, wildlife stage shows to the best times to visit, make the most of your zoo day by browsing the links below to see all that is happening on the day you plan to visit.

Attractions Behind-the-Scenes Tours Zoo Tips & Facts

Sacramento Zoo Map

Please note that some areas and attractions on this map are temporarily unavailable. Paper maps will not be distributed at this time – Please feel free to “snap a map” when you arrive at the zoo or download our online map.

Sacramento Zoo Map