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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.

Temporary Rules and Guidelines for Visiting

  • All tickets must be purchased and reserved in advance online.
  • All tickets will be purchased online for a specified entrance time, and must be redeemed during that time.
  • Members must reserve tickets and times online as well.
  • 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.
  • Please maintain a six-foot distance between your group and others when visiting.
  • Call 916-808-5888 in advance of your visit regarding the use of zoo passes.
  • The zoo will currently not be accepting cash – credit card transactions only.

Our Top Tips

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. Please note that daily programming is temporarily unavailable. Please check back later.

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.

Wheelchairs, Wagons and Strollers
The zoo is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and wagons are available for rent outside of the Zoofari Market gift store.

Fun Facts & Trivia

How much do you know about the zoo and all the animals? Find surprising facts to impress your friends!


Guests at the Zoo