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Sacramento Zoo Ticket Prices
General admission: $19
Senior admission 65+: $18
Children ages 2-11: $14
Children ages 0-1: Free
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Attractions are separate from admission tickets.
Zoo Train: $4
Conservation Carousel: $3
Kilimanjaro Climb: $3
Giraffe Encounter: $5
The attractions only accept credit card. You can purchase tickets in advance with cash at the Member and Visitor Services Office.
Is the Sacramento Zoo free?
Sacramento Zoo members enjoy a FULL YEAR of free entry!
Individual Membership – $60
Admits one adult member
Member Duo – $90
Admits a maximum of two people per visit
Member pre-sale for on-site summer camp
Member FAMILY Pack – $145
Admits two adults
Admits up to four children or grandchildren ages 2-17
Member pre-sale for on-site summer camp*
Member PLUS Pack – $245
Same benefits as Member FAMILY Pack
Two additional adult guests per visit
20 zoo ride tickets*
All memberships Include:
- Enter the Sacramento Zoo for FREE for one year*
- Entry through the member entrance with your membership card
- Special member events and shopping discounts
- Discounted entry to reciprocal zoos*
- Subscription to the zoo e-newsletter
- 10% off at Zoofari Market & concessions*
*Benefits are subject to availability
- Learn more about the benefits of being a Sacramento Zoo member!
It takes most people about 2 hours to visit the zoo and see every animal. Even 14 acres can seem like a lot of room to cover, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes!
You can bring in your own food and drink. We just ask that you leave alcohol, single use straws, and glass containers at home for the safety of our animals and guests.
We also offer a variety of food and drink options on site. We have several locations offering a variety of food options – from classic grill items such as fresh Angus beef burgers, beef franks and fresh salads made daily with locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. Dippin’ Dots Ice Cream carts and pretzel stands are also stationed around the zoo. Enjoy our outdoor dining experiences with picnic tables sanitized after every use, located near the dining area.
The majority of the animals are most active in the morning or evening rather than in the hot Sacramento heat of summer.
Warmer days in March and October tend to be ideal for visiting the Sacramento Zoo. We’re not as crowded, and school groups’ reservations are low. When it’s wet, you can still go wild! The cooler weather means that more animals will be active in their enclosures.
Animal welfare is always top priority for us at the Sacramento Zoo. We make sure, during extreme weather, that animals have access to their indoor dens if they need to cool off. We also provide various cooling enrichments like misters, water baths and various frozen treats. In hot weather, we can go through hundreds of pounds of ice in a day by providing it as a cooling method in various exhibits and habitats! Certain animals, like the snow leopards, jaguars and orangutans also have pools to cool off in. But fans, misters, ice and comfy cool dens are all helpful on hot summer days.
To continue to fulfill the zoo’s mission in conservation and animal welfare and become a world-class facility, the zoo is exploring a plan to relocate to a larger, more accessible location.
In May 2019, Mayor Steinberg and the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously to conduct an in-depth feasibility study to further examine the potential relocation and expansion of the Sacramento Zoo and to examine closely specific potential relocation sites.
Yes! Strollers and manual wheelchairs are available in our gift shop. The daily charge for a double stroller is $14 and the wheel chairs are $15. There is only one stroller size, made of plastic, to fit a variety of children. The strollers have a small storage space in the back.
No advance reservations are available.
No. All minors are required to be accompanied by an 18+ adult at time of entry and throughout their visit. The adult must have a valid entry, either through a ticket, membership, or zoo pass.