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Sacramento Zoo to Host a Kid-Friendly Cultural Celebration

Celebrate Culture through Art, Music and Dance

Culture is defined by the Webster’s Dictionary as: (1) the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time (2) a particular society that has its own beliefs, ways of life, art, etc.

The Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 140 native, exotic and endangered species from around the world and on Saturday, May 3, the Zoo is hosting Where the Wild Kids Are, a kid-friendly celebration of culture through art, music and dance. The event will feature live entertainment, hands-on biofacts and crafts, interactive EdZOOcation Stations, as well as regularly scheduled Keeper Chats, Giraffe Encounters and Wildlife Stage Shows throughout the day – all included with general admission.

Visitors will enjoy live performances from cultural dance groups such as Kaulumele Polynesian Dancers, Sakura Minyo Doo Koo Kai, Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento and Malko Dance Academy. Other entertainment will include a performance from teen band Urd-om as well as songs and stories from the Pirates of Sacramento.

Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento
Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento

The Merryhill Schools have been learning about the animal species that will soon have a home in the Zoo’s Small Wonders of Africa exhibit, scheduled to open this summer. As part of their involvement, Merryhill students have been raising money for the new exhibit. At 12:30 p.m., they will present a check to the Sacramento Zoo’s Executive Director Mary Healy at the Small Wonders of Africa construction site. A student art gallery will also be featured in the Zoo’s Kampala Conference Center for viewing throughout the day.

Enjoy Craft Time
Enjoy Craft Time

During each visits, every guest participates in something special: education, recreation and conservation. Where the Wild Kids Are is an event to help celebrate our differences as much as our similarities as we share the world together.

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WWKA Activity Schedule*
10:00 am
Reptile House Keeper Chat
10:30 am
Pelican Keeper Chat
11:00 am
Zoo P.I. Critter Caper Stage Show
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Live performances by: Sakura Minyo Doo Koo Kai, Folklorico Aztlan de Sacramento, Urd-om, Pirates of Sacramento, Malko Dance Academy and Kaulumele
12:30 pm
Merryhill Schools Check Presentation to the Sacramento Zoo
1:30 pm
Wildlife Stage Show
2:15 pm
Sitatunga Keeper Chat
2:30 pm
Giant Anteater Keeper Chat
2:45 pm
Wolf’s Guenon Keeper Chat
*Schedule is subject to change. Visit saczoo.org for the most current information.
Where The Wild Kids Are
Where The Wild Kids Are



About the author

April Mae Saenz Johnson

On a daily basis, I see animals from all over the world in one special place: the Sacramento Zoo. I am happy to share inside info, fun facts and photographs of the zoo's animals, staff and events.

In my personal life, I enjoy the sleepy, gross and amazing moments of motherhood, time with my husband and our labradoodle, with a bit of traveling, yoga and volunteering on the Leadership Team for Social Media Club Sacramento.

I am embarking on a new adventure as co-founder of Aging UP, a nonprofit empowering youth with experience in foster care to successfully transition into adulthood.

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