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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Open Daily in December 9:00 am
Open Daily in December
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open daily, year-round, the zoo entrance closes at 4 pm but guests may stay on grounds until 5 pm. The zoo will close early on December 24, will be closed all day on the 25th, and will reopen at 9 am on December 26.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Dec 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.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 1 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat @ Coquerel's sifaka lemur exhibit
Dec 1 @ 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.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Dec 1 @ 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.
Tawny Frogmouth Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Tawny Frogmouth Keeper Chat @ Tawny Frogmouth Exhibit
Dec 1 @ 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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FIT4MOM Stroller Strides Workout 9:00 am
FIT4MOM Stroller Strides Workout
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Meet FIT4MOM for a Stroller Strides workout at the zoo on the first Monday of each month! Zoo members will receive their first class free. Sign up for the class here. FIT4MOM is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. From pregnancy, through postpartum and beyond, their fitness and wellness programs help make moms strong in body, mind and spirit. Read more about FIT4MOM here. Stroller Strides® is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun! Each Stroller Strides instructor is skilled to meet you where you are mentally and physically. You’ll leave class feeling connected, successful and energized! No more mama guilt! This class is all about self care in a supportive and encouraging environment.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 2 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Tues) Dino Defenses: Horns 9:30 am
Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Tues) Dino Defenses: Horns
Dec 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 3 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Dino Defenses: Horns 9:30 am
Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Dino Defenses: Horns
Dec 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Wells Fargo Wednesday 9:00 am
Wells Fargo Wednesday @ Sacramento Zoo
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thanks to Wells Fargo, the 1st Wednesday of each month in 2019 is Wells Fargo Wednesday! Up to four children ages 2-11 receive free admission to the Sacramento Zoo with a paid adult.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 4 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 5 @ 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: Meerkats 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Meerkats
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the meerkats. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 5 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Dec 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
Dec 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: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 6 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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ONE-DAY CLASS: 1st-6th Grade (1 day, Sat.) Dino Diets 9:00 am
ONE-DAY CLASS: 1st-6th Grade (1 day, Sat.) Dino Diets
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
One-day class for grades 1-6
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Dec 7 @ 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
Dec 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: Feathered Friends 1:03 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Dec 7 @ 1:03 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
Dec 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 7 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat @ Coquerel's sifaka lemur exhibit
Dec 7 @ 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.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Dec 7 @ 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.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Dec 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
Dec 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.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 8 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat @ Coquerel's sifaka lemur exhibit
Dec 8 @ 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.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Dec 8 @ 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.
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Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 9 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
10
Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Tues) Dino Defenses: Armor and Club Tails 9:30 am
Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Tues) Dino Defenses: Armor and Club Tails
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 10 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Dino Defenses: Armor and Club Tails 9:30 am
Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Dino Defenses: Armor and Club Tails
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 11 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 12 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
13
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with an exclusive Sacramento Zoo Member discount of 25% in the Zoofari Market gift store. Just remember to show your membership card, and you can shop as much as you like over the whole weekend! * Excludes books, promotional, clearance and sale items; cannot be combined with other discounts.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Dec 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.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Dec 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 13 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 13 @ 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Zoo Walk (2 CE Units) 8:45 am
Zoo Walk (2 CE Units)
Dec 14 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
 
Holiday Magic 9:00 am
Holiday Magic
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bundle up the family and come enjoy the holiday season at Holiday Magic! The highlight of the day is watching the animals receive special treats and staff will be on hand to share facts, secrets and answer your questions.  
Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with an exclusive Sacramento Zoo Member discount of 25% in the Zoofari Market gift store. Just remember to show your membership card, and you can shop as much as you like over the whole weekend! * Excludes books, promotional, clearance and sale items; cannot be combined with other discounts.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 14 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with an exclusive Sacramento Zoo Member discount of 25% in the Zoofari Market gift store. Just remember to show your membership card, and you can shop as much as you like over the whole weekend! * Excludes books, promotional, clearance and sale items; cannot be combined with other discounts.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise 1:15 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: African Spur-Thighed Tortoise
Dec 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.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 15 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat @ Coquerel's sifaka lemur exhibit
Dec 15 @ 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.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Dec 15 @ 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.
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Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 16 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
17
Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Tues) Dino Defenses: Teeth and Claws 9:30 am
Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Tues) Dino Defenses: Teeth and Claws
Dec 17 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 17 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Dino Defenses: Teeth and Claws 9:30 am
Dino Peeps: Pre-K (Wed) Dino Defenses: Teeth and Claws
Dec 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Single day, morning class for 3-5 year-old children with a caregiver, 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour with the African spur-thighed tortoise. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 18 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 18 @ 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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: Meerkats 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Meerkats
Dec 19 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour with the meerkats. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 19 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 20 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 20 @ 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Dec 21 @ 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
Dec 21 @ 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 1:03 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Dec 21 @ 1:03 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
Dec 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 21 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 21 @ 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.
Animals on Tap Release Party – YOLO Brewing Company 2:00 pm
Animals on Tap Release Party – YOLO Brewing Company @ YOLO Brewing Company
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Local craft breweries are partnering with the nonprofit Sacramento Zoo to help you drink local beer with a purpose. Breweries are taking inspiration from zoo residents when developing new beers that will raise money and community awareness about the Sacramento Zoo and its conservation efforts. Join us for this release at YOLO Brewing Company on December 21 for the release of a black IPA called Kalahari Nights! Visit the Animals on Tap webpage for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 21 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat @ Coquerel's sifaka lemur exhibit
Dec 21 @ 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.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Dec 21 @ 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.
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Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 22 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat @ Coquerel's sifaka lemur exhibit
Dec 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.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Dec 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.
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Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 23 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Pajama Party Christmas Eve 9:00 am
Pajama Party Christmas Eve
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pajama Party Christmas Eve
Bring the family to the Sacramento Zoo for the most comfortable Christmas tradition and you don’t even have to change out of your pajamas! From 9 am to noon, zoo admission is free for the whole family. Wear your best PJs and spend your holidays with the animals at the Sacramento Zoo. Sponsored by: 
Zoo Closes at 12 pm 9:00 am
Zoo Closes at 12 pm
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Sacramento Zoo closes early at noon on Christmas Eve.
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Zoo Closed
Zoo Closed
Dec 25 all-day
The Sacramento Zoo is closed in observance of Christmas.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 10:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 26 @ 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
Dec 26 @ 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
Dec 26 @ 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
Dec 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of snow leopard. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 26 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 26 @ 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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WINTER CAMP: 1st-6th Grade (3-days, F, Sa, Su) Dinosaur Roar! 10:00 am
WINTER CAMP: 1st-6th Grade (3-days, F, Sa, Su) Dinosaur Roar!
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three-day winter camp that runs Friday – Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Dec 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
Dec 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.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi 2:30 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Okapi
Dec 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 27 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 27 @ 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House 10:15 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Reptile House
Dec 28 @ 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
Dec 28 @ 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 1:03 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Feathered Friends
Dec 28 @ 1:03 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
Dec 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Behind-the-scenes education tour of okapi. Visit saczoo.org/tours for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 28 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs 3:00 pm
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Dinosaurs
Dec 28 @ 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.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat @ Coquerel's sifaka lemur exhibit
Dec 28 @ 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.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Dec 28 @ 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.
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns 11:00 am
Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Hooves and Horns
Dec 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Behind-the-scenes educational tour of African hoofstock. Visit saczoo.org/behindthescenestours for more information.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 29 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Coquerel’s Sifaka Keeper Chat @ Coquerel's sifaka lemur exhibit
Dec 29 @ 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.
Kookaburra Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Kookaburra Keeper Chat @ Kookaburra Exhibit
Dec 29 @ 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.
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Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 30 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 30 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 31 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 31 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.

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