More than 140 animal species educate guests, who can ride handcrafted wooden carousel or miniature train
What You'll Get
Without zoos, there wouldn’t be anywhere to view penguins sewing tuxedos in their natural habitat. See the dapper side of nature with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a family outing to the Sacramento Zoo (a $51.50 total value). The outing includes:
- Two child admissions (a $14 value)
- Two adult admissions (a $22 value)
- A voucher redeemable for one zoo key (a $3.50 value)
- Six ride tickets for the carousel or train (a $12 value)
- One coupon for 10 percent off at the Zoofari Market
- One coupon for 10 percent off at any concession stand<p>
The Sacramento Zoo’s educational animal enclosures house more than 140 species of living creatures, and concessions to humankind include festive foods, souvenirs, and rides. Primates swing around their enclosures, large felines eye roosting birds nearby, and reptiles lounge on rocks, sporting shades and hoping to score endorsement deals for extreme-snowboarding products. Patrons receive a plastic zoo key with today’s deal, which activates electronic boxes at every exhibit that dispense facts and songs about the animals residing there. A slew of discounted snacks and souvenirs sates hungers for both food and playthings. For a better view of the grounds, visitors can hop on the miniature train and tour the zoo’s exotic expanses in comfort, or take rides on one of the conservation carousel’s 32 handcrafted wooden animals to finally get a chance to steer the same endangered animals that zoologists ride to work on every day (one ticket per rider).
The Fine Print
About Sacramento Zoo
Usually you have to look up to see a giraffe's face, but at the Sacramento Zoo, their viewing deck allows visitors to get eye to eye with the world’s tallest animal and watch the growing giraffe calf engage the rest of the herd with languid, graceful movements. From the deck you'll will also be able to watch their long, purple tongues unfurl and grab elm and acacia branches from your hand during scheduled Giraffe Encounters (additional fee required). At the Sacramento Zoo’s sprawling 14.5-acre grounds, this is just one of the ways the zoo team brings the public closer to animals in their efforts to nurture public education and respect for wildlife.
Across lush grounds, the African lions play and rest, white-handed gibbons swing, and red kangaroos move about with emus and wallabies. More than 500 animals call the zoo their home, where zookeepers provide care, practice conservation, and responsibly breed endangered species to help them stave off extinction. That dedication extends to all creatures, from the slithering Brazilian rainbow boa to the elegant snow leopard. Zoo personnel also organize educational programs such as classes, wildlife stage shows, overnight campouts and more. The zoo also hosts special ticketed events and fun for all ages throughout the year.