Where is it at?

View on Google Maps

Sacramento Zoo
3930 West Land Park Drive
Sacramento
CA
95822
Tel: 916-808-5888

Directions

Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park

Where are we going today?

At nearly 100 years old, Sacramento Zoo has been giving families just like yours amazing animal adventures and experiences. That's what your family day out is all about, after all!

Sacramento Zoo has been open since 1927, and is home to over 500 native, endangered and rare creatures from all around the world. It's an amazing opportunity for kids the experience wildlife, and geography, have fun, AND learn.

From mammals, to birds, amphibians and reptiles, there is plenty to get up close to at this family zoo attraction.

Have you ever looked into the bright eyes of the Mongoose Lemur, or taken a selfie with a White-Faced Saki?

You can experience the vast plains of Africa with the lions, tigers, jaguars, and zebras, to name a few. You might even come across some you haven't heard of before, such as the Green Acouchi and Southern Tamandua!

Kids, any ideas what kind of creature a Tamandua is? Better visit to find out!

There are creepy crawlies galore, including scorpions, tarantulas, caimans and snakes, and don't forget to check out the pretty cool creatures that reside below the water too!

You'll be amazing at what some of them look like. Nature is pretty incredible!

Keep an eye out for all of the information sheets next to each species. It's the best learning experience!

Have a ROAR-ing time!

Email attraction

How much does it cost?

  • Adults$11.75
  • Children$7.75 (Ages 2 to 11)
  • Free Under: 1 year
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am - 5pm. 10am open winter.

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Teachers corner

They have a host of classes, from summer camps, field trips, overnights and offsite programs. Just give them a call to see what's best for you!.

I'm Hungry!

Kampala Cafe is open year round and offers hot dogs, burgers and daily specials. There is also Savannah Snacks where you can enjoy ice cream and watch the giraffes!.

Healthy Eating!

You are more than welcome to bring your own lunch and enjoy it there. There are also salads in the cafe.

Any Top Tips?

It takes about two hours to walk the entire Zoo, so leave enough time to eat, take photos, and have fun too!.

Doing our bit

This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation. .

Need a little extra help?

Guests with disabilities are welcome to bring trained service animals. Speak to staff on arrival if you have any questions.

Can I get one of those?

The gift store is filled with wonderful gifts, toys, educational items, as well as practicals such as sunscreen and batteries. .

More information

They have a train, giraffe encounter, fun cyclone attraction and carousel for an extra cost. .

What people are saying?

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    This is a small but well-maintained zoo with a lot more animals than you'd image in such a petite space. There aren't any "big" animals like rhinos and elephants, but you don't miss those as you walk through this zoo; there are so many other animals to look at. I also like that this zoo keeps their social media (Facebook, etc.) up to date so you always know what's going on there: when the animals have babies, when the free days are at the zoo, when special events and celebrations are taking place... It's a very "homey", friendly and inviting...Read More

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    My gosh people its a zoo I can't believe all the bad reviews here. I guess that's the world we live in now days. Everyone wants the best for nothing. It's a great zoo for a small city like Sacramento. We take our kids to the zoo all the time and they love it. Just go and have fun and stop being so negative folks.

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    I volunteer at the Sacramento Zoo, so I am a little biased. To those calling this a small zoo, I suppose it is small compared to the San Diego Zoo, but compared to Micki Grove Zoo in Lodi where I am from...it's HUGE. I love the exhibits at the Sac Zoo. They are spacious and similar to the animals natural environments. For being a smaller zoo, I think their habitats are well built. They keep their animals stimulated which is great and they are very clean. They clean the exhibits daily and they are always getting fresh produce to feed the animals....Read More

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    I'm bothered by the negative reviews about the zoo being small. That's what makes it so special. It's cozy and personal. It's perfect that it doesn't take all day to get through. Loved feeding giraffes.

  • by

    1. 1
    2. 2
    3. 3
    4. 4
    5. 5

    It's okay. Super small. Overpriced for the size. It took less than 2 hours to see everything with my 19 month old. And, we even stopped and played at the new playground.

Submit a review

by Mary Spocklover Hanson

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

This is a small but well-maintained zoo with a lot more animals than you'd image in such a petite space. There aren't any "big" animals like rhinos and elephants, but you don't miss those as you walk through this zoo; there are so many other animals to look at. I also like that this zoo keeps their social media (Facebook, etc.) up to date so you always know what's going on there: when the animals have babies, when the free days are at the zoo, when special events and celebrations are taking place... It's a very "homey", friendly and inviting zoo. I like, too, that its small size allows me to walk through the entire zoo in just a few hours.

by Nicole Becker

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5

I volunteer at the Sacramento Zoo, so I am a little biased. To those calling this a small zoo, I suppose it is small compared to the San Diego Zoo, but compared to Micki Grove Zoo in Lodi where I am from...it's HUGE. I love the exhibits at the Sac Zoo. They are spacious and similar to the animals natural environments. For being a smaller zoo, I think their habitats are well built. They keep their animals stimulated which is great and they are very clean. They clean the exhibits daily and they are always getting fresh produce to feed the animals. They take care of the animals well and that's the part that I really like. I also think it is unique that they have the onsite vet facility. They are huge on safety and education; that is great as well. I agree that their prices are a bit steep, but that is with every zoo. Overall, I think it is a great zoo and I feel honored to be able to volunteer there.

Not found what you're looking for?

  • Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary

    Since 1963, this small unique California zoo has been providing sanctuary to some very special animals. All are non-releasable. Many were raised, and rejected, as wild pets. Others were injured or

  • The Serpentarium

    A privately owned 3,000 square foot, 2 story Museum and Reptile Store you are welcome to bring the kids and browse in. It's like a zoo you can buy!

  • Oakland Zoo

    The Oakland Zoo is a non-profit zoo home to over 660 native and exotic animals! Kids can experience feedings, and events, and learn lots of new things across the day!

  • Aquarium Of The Bay

    Discover what lies beneath the waves of San Francisco Bay at this family friendly aquarium, with 20,000 aquatic animals including sharks, rays and sea stars!

  • San Francisco Zoo

    Over 1,000 endangered, exotic and rescued animals await you at this amazing zoo in San Francisco!