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Keeper Tag Along #3 (7th-12th grade) 9:00 am
Keeper Tag Along #3 (7th-12th grade)
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Find out what a zookeeper must do each day to make sure their animals have an enriching habitat to call home.
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 10 am on December 26.
Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Dec 1 @ 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.
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.
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.
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat @ Bird Aviary by Giraffe 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.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe 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.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater 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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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Dec 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.
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.
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat @ Bird Aviary by Giraffe Exhibit
Dec 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.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Dec 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.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Dec 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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FIT4MOM Stroller Strides Workout 9:00 am
FIT4MOM Stroller Strides Workout
Dec 3 @ 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 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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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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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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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.
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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Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
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Breakfast with Santa #1 8:30 am
Breakfast with Santa #1
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa on the morning of Holiday Magic! This is an exclusive member event.
Breakfast with Santa #2 10:00 am
Breakfast with Santa #2
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa on the morning of Holiday Magic! This is an exclusive member event. www.saczoo.org/holidaymagic
Breakfast with Santa #3 11:30 am
Breakfast with Santa #3
Dec 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa on the morning of Holiday Magic! This is an exclusive member event. www.saczoo.org/holidaymagic
Zoo Walk (2 CE Units) 8:45 am
Zoo Walk (2 CE Units)
Dec 8 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
 
Holiday Magic 9:00 am
Holiday Magic
Dec 8 @ 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 8 @ 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.
Holiday Magic Cookie Decorating 1:00 pm
Holiday Magic Cookie Decorating
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 8 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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.
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.
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Member Shopping Days 9:00 am
Member Shopping Days
Dec 9 @ 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.
Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Dec 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.
AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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.
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat @ Bird Aviary by Giraffe Exhibit
Dec 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.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Dec 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.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Dec 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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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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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
Zoo Walk (2 CE Units) 8:45 am
Zoo Walk (2 CE Units)
Dec 13 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
 
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.
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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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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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Dec 15 @ 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.
AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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.
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.
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat @ Bird Aviary by Giraffe 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.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe 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.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Dec 15 @ 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
Dec 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.
AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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.
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat @ Bird Aviary by Giraffe Exhibit
Dec 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.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Dec 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.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Dec 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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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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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.
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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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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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.
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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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.
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.
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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Dec 22 @ 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.
AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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.
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat @ Bird Aviary by Giraffe 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.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe 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.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Dec 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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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Dec 23 @ 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.
AAZK Wreath Sales 11:30 am
AAZK Wreath Sales
Dec 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Celebrate the holiday season with homemade fresh and burlap wreaths in addition to ornaments painted by the zoo animals! AAZK volunteers will be inside the front of the zoo on December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 selling beautiful wreaths and ornaments for your home. While supplies last. Proceeds benefit Greater Sac AAZK animal conservation efforts.
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.
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat @ Bird Aviary by Giraffe Exhibit
Dec 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.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Dec 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.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Dec 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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Pajama Party Christmas Eve 9:00 am
Pajama Party Christmas Eve
Dec 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 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 1:30 pm, zoo admission is free for the whole family. Wear your best PJs and spend your holidays with the animals at the Sacramento Zoo.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 24 @ 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Get up-close-and-personal at the Tall Wonders giraffe viewing deck! Weather permitting.
Zoo Closes at 1:30 pm 1:30 pm
Zoo Closes at 1:30 pm
Dec 24 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The Sacramento Zoo closes early at 1:30 pm on Christmas Eve.
Giraffe Encounter 2:00 pm
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 24 @ 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 Closed
Zoo Closed
Dec 25 all-day
The Sacramento Zoo is closed in observance of Christmas.
Giraffe Encounter 11:45 am
Giraffe Encounter @ Giraffe Viewing Deck
Dec 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 26 @ 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 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, Th, F, Sa) Primate Pals 10:00 am
WINTER CAMP: 1st-6th Grade (3-days, Th, F, Sa) Primate Pals
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three-day winter camps that run 10 am to 3 pm.
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.
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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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.
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.
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Animal Encounter 11:00 am
Animal Encounter @ Reptile House Lawn
Dec 29 @ 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.
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.
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat @ Bird Aviary by Giraffe 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.
Giraffe Keeper Chat 2:30 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe 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.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Dec 29 @ 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
Dec 30 @ 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.
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.
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat 2:15 pm
Bird Aviary Keeper Chat @ Bird Aviary by Giraffe Exhibit
Dec 30 @ 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 2:30 pm
Giraffe Keeper Chat @ Giraffe Exhibit
Dec 30 @ 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.
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat 2:45 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat @ Giant Anteater Exhibit
Dec 30 @ 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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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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