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Tips for Visiting

To make the most out of your Sacramento Zoo visit, take a look at some of our tips! Even if you are a zoo member or have been to the zoo before, we think you will find them helpful.

Our Top Ten Tips

Want to avoid crowds and school groups?
Plan your visit for non-holiday Mondays, Saturday or Sunday mornings, or most weekdays after 1 pm (by that time, most visiting school groups have left).

Visit in winter.
You’ll have the place to yourself! The animals enjoy the cool temperatures and are more active throughout the day.

Warmer days in March and October are great at the zoo.
We’re not as crowded, and school groups’ reservations are low. When it’s wet, you can still go wild!

Check your watch!
Don’t miss our wildlife stage show and keeper chats. Check the calendar before your visit.

Mornings are usually great times to see many animals, especially when it is hot!
Many are just starting their day like you, and are often active in the cooler morning times than in the hot Sacramento heat of summer.

Wear comfortable shoes!
Even our 14 acres can seem like a lot of ground to cover.

Know before you go.
Look at the zoo map and plan your day.

Where can I park my car? 
Parking is on-street and free throughout Land Park.

Wagons and wheelchairs.
The zoo is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Wagons and wheelchairs are available for rent through the Zoofari Market gift store.

Visiting from in town?
SacRT Bus Route #11 stops in front of the zoo all week.
SacRT Bus Route #106 stops in front of the zoo Monday through Friday during peak hours.


Fun Facts & Trivia

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