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Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.


Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational visit activities, trip organization and student ticket.



About the Sacramento Zoo

The Sacramento Zoo, located in William Land Park, offers visitors an engaging and educational experience with a wide variety of animals from around the world. The zoo is dedicated to inspiring appreciation, respect, and a connection to wildlife through comprehensive exhibits, educational programs, and conservation efforts.

Historical Overview

  • Foundation: The Sacramento Zoo was founded in 1927 and has since grown to house over 500 animals representing more than 120 species. It has evolved to focus on conservation, education, and providing enriching experiences for both animals and visitors.

Key Features and Exhibits

  • Big Cat Row: This exhibit features a variety of large cats, including African lions, jaguars, and tigers. Visitors can learn about the behavior, habitat, and conservation status of these majestic animals.
  • Reptile House: Home to a diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians, this exhibit allows visitors to get up close with snakes, lizards, frogs, and more, providing educational insights into their unique adaptations and ecological roles.
  • Primates: The zoo houses several primate species, including orangutans, lemurs, and chimpanzees. These exhibits emphasize the importance of primate conservation and the complex social structures of these fascinating animals.
  • African Savannah: This expansive exhibit replicates the African savannah, featuring giraffes, zebras, ostriches, and other iconic species. Educational displays highlight the interdependence of savannah species and their environment.
  • Bird Aviaries: The zoo's aviaries showcase a wide variety of bird species from around the world. Visitors can observe birds in naturalistic settings and learn about their behaviors, diets, and habitats.
  • Small Mammals: This area features an array of smaller mammals, such as meerkats, fennec foxes, and red pandas. These exhibits provide insights into the diverse adaptations and lifestyles of small mammals.
  • Conservation Carousel: This beautifully crafted carousel features hand-carved and painted endangered species. It serves as both an enjoyable ride for visitors and an educational tool about the importance of wildlife conservation.

Visiting Tips for Families

  • Plan Ahead: Check the Sacramento Zoo’s website for current exhibits, special events, and educational programs to make the most of your visit. Check operating times to ensure the zoo is open during your planned visit.
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking through the zoo’s exhibits.
  • Bring Essentials: Pack water and snacks. The zoo also offers dining options, and there are nearby eateries within William Land Park. For those who prefer to bring their own food, there are picnic areas available.
  • Engage with Staff: Utilize the knowledgeable staff and volunteers who can provide insights and answer questions about the animals and exhibits.
  • Participate in Activities: Encourage students to participate in any available interactive exhibits and guided tours to enhance their learning experience and enjoyment of the zoo.


By visiting the Sacramento Zoo, families can explore the diverse world of wildlife and learn about the importance of conservation. The zoo provides a dynamic and educational environment that inspires curiosity, respect for animals, and a deeper understanding of the natural world. Whether observing big cats, interacting with reptiles, or enjoying a ride on the conservation carousel, the Sacramento Zoo offers an enriching experience for visitors of all ages

Sacramento Zoo

PriceFrom $27.00
  • Please use the information on this page (package type, venue name, price, etc.) to submit an order request with your school. Once your order is approved, your school will forward the request to us. We will then reach out to you with instructions on how to finalize your trip details and access accompanying resources. Once finalized, you will receive your e-tickets and any additional materials directly to your inbox within 1-3 business days. If you don't see our email(s), please check your spam folder prior to contacting us.


    To ensure a smooth process, it is generally recommended to submit your order with your school AT LEAST 10 business days prior to your trip date, unless you are booking a venue that requires more advanced planning. *Please be mindful of your school's processing times and plan accordingly.

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