The Sacramento Zoo
The Sacramento Zoo has grown from a 4 acre “Little Zoo in the Park” to a 14 acre site committed to education, conservation and recreation. This beautiful zoo is home to a delightful collection of exotic animals in spacious, interesting habitats.
The Claire Mower Red Panda Forest is an exceptional, mixed species Red Panda habitat that houses the endangered red panda along with various Asian birds, reptiles and turtles. The natural forest environment and the animals within are a wonderful addition to the zoo.
The zoo has a lake complete with waterfowl and flamingos near the entrance. As you wind around the paths, you’ll see the reptile house, the Australian Outback, an aviary with vultures and hornbills, a sensory garden, the Red Panda Forest, African gardens, the rare feline center, primates, giraffes, zebras and a Redwood Grove.
A whimsical playground is a great spot for the kids to burn off some extra energy. A large spider web play structure lets the kids get the wiggles out in an unusual way. You’ll find nice shady spots to enjoy a break, a snack or a picnic.
The zoo offers numerous programs and events throughout the year such as Earth Fest, fun runs, Critter Capers, gourmet dinners, lecture series, pajama parties, shows and more.
Summer camps and overnight safaris are popular educational events held each year. A unique program designed just for seniors is the Tea and Tours program. This program is held on selected Mondays from 9:30 to noon and includes a guided tour of the zoo and a tea break complete with finger sandwiches, cookies, breads, tea, coffee or lemonade.
Visiting the Sacramento Zoo is easy on the wallet as prices top out at $8 for adults on weekends and holidays, seniors pay just $7.25 and children from three to twelve pay $5.50, children two and under are admitted free. Weekday prices are slightly less at $7.50 for adults, $6.75 for seniors and $5 for children age three to twelve.
In addition, the zoo offers several “free admission” days throughout the year. Click here for a list of animals and wildlife you'll discover at the Zoo which include many on the endangered list.
3930 West Land Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95822