• Friday, April 15, 2016
  • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sacramento Zoo, 3930 West Land Park Drive, Sacramento, CA 95822
  • 91


Registration is closed

Check in at the front entrance between 10-10:15 a.m.*******

ZOO! Day Trip over the pass to California

Join us for a road trip to the Sacramento Zoo - Wildly Inspiring!

FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016

10:30 a.m. until closing at 5pm

We must enter TOGETHER, united, as a group, at the same moment

There will be a career talk about animals and zoo careers at 11:30 – about noon

Stay as long as you like after the Career Talk concludes.



Who doesn't like the zoo? All ages welcome


(This event is the same price for NNHS members, donors and non-members who come with us. Everyone!)

The admission price is $8.50 per person

That covers admission into the zoo and a 30 minute career talk (taking place at 11:30 a.m.) Adults and children are the same price. Children 0-1 are free!


PAYMENT DUE ONLINE by April 14th, in advance of the trip.

REFUNDS Available until Midnight 4/7/16


*ONLINE PAYMENT MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF INITIAL REGISTRATION AT NNHS.ORG or risk having your registration cancelled to make room for wait list. If you have technical difficulties getting PayPal to accept your payment, email



You are welcome to RSVP on Facebook, but only prepayment at will secure your spot in this field trip.



Please change your RSVP when your plans change. Even up to the day of the activity. If you find yourself able to attend at the last minute, you may join us, if space is available, but you MUST email at least 24 hours prior to Entry Time. Payment at the gate, if allowed, is by cash only, exact change. We will not have a way to make change at the gate. We do not accept checks.


New Animals
      African Lion cubs
      Black & White Ruffed Lemurs
      Mongoose Lemurs
      Thick-billed Parrot
   New animals
      Ring-tailed Lemur
      Three female Grevy's Zebra

Find a species list and fact sheets at this link:


Sacramento can get pretty warm, so dress appropriately. Sunblock and bottled water would be good. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a stroller, if need be. There are concessions available on site, and a gift shop.

LATE ARRIVALS cannot be accommodated at this event with the group admission discount. We must enter as a group to get the group discount. Please arrive as close to the entry time as possible, as a courtesy to the other families. Thanks.

EARLY DEPARTURES are welcome. Stay as long as you like. Leave when you must. Zoo closes at 5pm. Admission to the public is closed at 4pm.

DIRECTIONS Sacramento is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes drive from Reno, over I-80 going west. Hwy 50 is a beautiful drive, but will probably take longer.


Directions to the Zoo in Sacramento are here



CHECK IN WITH JODY BERGNER at the FRONT GATE/ENTRANCE at 10:30 a.m. We will enter as a group, after paying with a single check, shortly thereafter.


You’re here, now what?

  • Please teach your students to respect the animals in the Zoo; this is their home. Running, climbing on fences and rails, yelling, or throwing things at the animals are all unacceptable behaviors.
  • Students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult chaperone while they are on Zoo grounds.
  • What if your party gets separated? Please tell your group ahead of time to meet at the Gift Shop if any member becomes separated. If a child is lost, you can be assured that we will respond promptly. Give the nearest Zoo staff member a complete description of the child’s appearance and last known location, and then go to the Gift Shop to await your party.

First Aid kits are available for your use at the Gift Shop or Kampala Café. If you need one and aren’t sure where to find it, just ask a staff person.



Organizer must provide the exact headcount by age

Under age 1
      2 to 16 years of age
      17 years old and above, including parents

Teacher Guides can be found here:

Remember, fair or not, every time we gather as homeschoolers, we represent homeschooling to the outside world. Let's be certain we are on our best behavior (as I know you all will be!).

Please keep an eye on your littlest ones. There will be leagues playing at that time, and we don't want to disturb the other patrons. Let's be certain we clean up our area before we depart.

GSR Website for details about the location.