The Sacramento Zoo is a great place to take the kids and is located next to other family-friendly attractions in Land Park, such as Fairytale Town and Funderland. Visitors are sure to enjoy the 14 acres housing many different types of animals, the Wildlife Stage Shows, Reptile House and more! If you want to avoid the crowds, their web site suggests aiming for non-holiday Mondays, Saturday or Sunday mornings, or most weekdays after 1pm. Other times are prime for school field trips. The zoo also offers self-guided tours via cell phone. There isn’t much of a specified parking lot for the zoo, but parking is free throughout Land Park.