Sacramento Zoo

Sacramento Zoo
The Sacramento Zoo exhibits are categorized by species such amphibians and fish; birds; reptiles and mammals. Since its inception in 1927 to present, the zoo’s animal population has grown from 40 to more than 400 animals.

There are lots of activities around the zoo to keep your kids entertained during their visit. Some of these include the Footprint Matching Game; Mealworm to Beetle Project; Tie-Dyed Eggs Project; and Zoo Olympics Activity.


Sacramento Zoo Coupons

Take advantage of the Sacramento Zoo discounts when you become a member of the zoo. Sign up at the Individual; Member Duo; Member Family Pack; Member Plus Pack; Zoo Builder; or Zoo Patron.
Members receive 10% discount off at Zoofari Market & concessions; exclusive express member entrance; discounts on admission to zoos listed under the Association of Zoos and Aquariums; discounts on special member events, zoo events, programs, and shopping; one year free general admission; and a subscription to the Zoo quarterly newsletter.


Hotels Near the Sacramento Zoo:

You can find many Sacramento Zoo hotel deals on sites like and Nearby hotels include Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Midtown Sacramento; Hotel Med Park Sacramento; and Vizcaya Pavilion & Mansion Sacramento.

If you’d like to opt out of the hotel scene, you can stay at the zoo during one of its Overnight Safaris. Choose from three offerings. These include Family Overnight Safaris; Group Overnight Safaris; and Starlight Safaris. The Family Overnight Safaris take place during the months of June, July, and August.

Zoo Hours

Sacramento Zoo Hours:

In January, November, and December 2013 the zoo opens from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. From February to October 2013, the zoo opens from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The zoo closes on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Zoo Info

Sacramento Zoo Prices:

  • Adults: $11.25
  • Seniors: $10.50
  • Kids (2-11): $7.25
  • Kids (0-1): Free

Parking: Free


Phone Number: 916-808-5885

Directions: If you’re traveling on I-5 South heading to Los Angeles, get off at exit Sutterville Road and make a left onto Land Park Drive. The zoo is on the left after the first stop light.

If you’re traveling on I-5 North heading to Sacramento, get off at exit Sutterville Road and make a right onto Land Park Drive. The zoo is on the left after the first stop light.

If you’re using public transportation, take Regional Bus #6 which makes a stop at the zoo.


Sacramento Zoo Jobs:

To find out about the latest Sacramento Zoo job openings go to the careers section of the zoo’s website. If you’re unable to find a job, you can volunteer a few hours of your time in several areas such as special events; teen and camp counseling; Gardens Alive; keeper-aide, and docents. The zoo has more than 1,500 persons on its volunteer staff. If you’re interested in joining its volunteer team, visit the volunteer section of the zoo’s website.

If you’d like to extend your adventure outside the zoo, visit William Land Park. Enjoy a picnic, or stroll around the premises. Take your kids to the Funderland Amusement Park or Fairytale Town. Interested in learning more about California’s history, wildlife, fine art, or cultural treasures? There are more than 20 area museums that can help you do just that. Some of these include Crocker Art Museum; The California Museum; The Discovery Museum Science and Space Center; and Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum.