Oakland is an amazing place to soak up great summer vibes. With a variety of events and activities happening throughout The Town  – there is something for everyone to enjoy. By day or by night, whether you’re looking to plan the perfect date, get together with friends or enjoy lots of family fun - Oakland is the place to be!

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The Oakland Zoo, is the perfect destination for a day trip with your family. Plan a visit and learn about wildlife conservation, see amazing animals, or attend one of our many interactive and educational programs.

Nestled in the 525-acre Knowland Park in the Oakland Hills, the zoo houses more than 850 native and exotic animals. The exhibits are organized geographically and reflect the ecosystems of the animals' native habitats. Visitors can enjoy rotating cultural exhibits in the education center, and kids will love the new butterfly garden and the rides area, with a roller coaster, an endangered species carousel, and a train. A gondola ride with unparalleled views of the Bay Area will take you up the hill The California Trail, including native species such as the Grizzly Bears, Grey Wolves, Bison and more!

Celebrating Oakland Zoo's Centennial

Originally located at 19th and Harrison streets in downtown Oakland, the Zoo has changed locations several times over the last century.

But what hasn’t changed is the fact that the Oakland Zoo is so entrenched in the fabric of our city and community, it’s hard to imagine a time without it. Officially founded on June 6, 1922, by Henry A. Snow, and later operated by his son Sidney Snow, we, along with the City of Oakland, have seen such tremendous progress and outstanding growth over the past 100 years.

As we honor and reflect upon our long history and celebrate this amazing milestone, it is with great pride and deep gratitude that we reflect on the impact we strive to make every day on our guests, the animals in our care, and our ever-growing and evolving commitment to wildlife conservation here at home and across the globe. Learn more about Oakland Zoo's centennial.


Monday - Sunday: 10 AM - 4 PM


Members: Free (Reservation needed before 2 PM)
Adults (15-64): $12- $24
Children (2-14): $10- $20
Seniors (65-75): $15 - $20
Children Under Age 2: Free
Senior Age 76+: Free

Make your reservation today!

The Zoo has enabled a plan-ahead pricing ticketing system. Plan-ahead pricing allows you to book your zoo visit in advance while keeping your budget and schedule in mind. Please note that ticket prices may vary daily. The closer you book to the date of your visit, the higher the ticket price will be. To ensure that you get the best ticket price for your visit, we recommend that you book your tickets as far in advance as possible.

Advanced reservations are required to visit for General Admission. Reservations are NOT required for Oakland Zoo Members. Make your reservation today!