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Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo at California
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977 Golf Links RoadOaklandCalifornia CA
Category: Family / Kids
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Oakland Zoo Activities & Things To Do

Go wild for amazing animals at the Oakland Zoo! The historic zoo offers an up-close look at more than 400 animals, which you can see roaming 500 acres of lush, naturalistic landscape. Give kids the ultimate adventure on the zoo's train, or take them for a sky ride that overlooks the animal enclosures, plus there's also a children's ride area. Bring a picnic lunch, or dine at the Island Café, Safari Café, African Savanna Café, or the Madagascar Trading Post.


Hours -

Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Prices -

Adults: $13.75; Children 2-14, Seniors 65+: $9.75

Events -

Harvesters and Hibernators, Boo at the Zoo, Feast for the Beasts


  • Children's Rides
  • The Sky Ride
  • Animal Feedings
  • Wildlife Theater
  • Children's Zoo

Events at the Zoo

Many events are offered including Harvesters and Hibernators, Boo at the Zoo, Girl Scout events, and Feast for the Beasts.

Overnight Visits

Families with children four years and older can camp out at the zoo during the summer Family Sundown Safari events.


  • Does the Zoo host birthday parties?

    The zoo offers three different birthday party packages, including Ride Area Birthdays, Educational Birthdays with an Educational Specialist from the zoo, and ZooMobile birthdays, which come to your home.
  • Does the zoo offer guided tours?

    Visitors can take a 90 minute walking or cart group tour with a zoo docent for an additional fee. Visit http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Docent_Services.php for more information.

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