Earth Day 2017 - Action for Wildlife!

Earth Day at Oakland Zoo is one of the biggest in the East Bay and always a blast! Explore a wide variety of hands-on Earth Stations presented by dozens of Bay Area animal and environmental organizations, get your face painted, play with our giant earth ball. Marvel at a trapeze show and enjoy a day of taking action for wildlife and having fun!

Date and Time

Saturday, April 15 from 10:00am - 3:00pm

Cost and Fees

Earth Day is included with paid admission


Zoo Wide


Registration for guests is not required


Contact: Amy Gotliffe, Conservation Director at Oakland Zoo Email:
Phone: 510 632-9525 x122

Additional Program Information

Oakland Zoo encourages all organizations, companies and projects with a focus on wildlife conservation, animal welfare, sustainability, art, community and Oakland to join us at an Earth Station. Contact Amy at or Shelby at

  • Clorox Wildlife Theater (Located in Children’s Zoo)- 11:00am Asheba Concert; 11:30am - Live Animal Encounters with Oakland Zoo docents; 12:45pm - Live Animal Encounters with Oakland Zoo docents; 1:00pm - Asheba Concert
  • Adventures in the Meadow: 11:15am - Giant Earth Ball Games; 12:00pm - Wild Trapeze show with Trapeze Arts; 1:00pm - Giant Earth Ball Games; 2:00pm - Wild Trapeze show with Trapeze Arts
  • Play with a gigantic Earth Ball!
  • See live animal presentations!
  • Get a free train ride by turning in a used cell phone for recycling!
  • Be inspired by Oakland Zoo's Action for Wildlife Conservation Projects from the Bay Area and around the world!
  • Enjoy fantastic performances by Asheba, a musical storyteller!
  • Be amazed by a wonderful trapeze show put on by Trapeze Arts of West Oakland!!
  • Be inspired by local Earth loving organizations including:Tony La Russa’s ARF, Quarters for Conservation, Imperfect Produce, Golden Gate Organics, Das Bus Photo Booth,, KQED, Take Action! Microtrash Waste Station, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Bear League, Project Coyote , Animals Asia, World Progress Now, Beads for Chimps, Budongo Snare Removal Project, WildAid, Young Living Essential Oils, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Wolf Center, Snow Leopard Conservancy, Trapeze Arts, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR, Wild Birds Unlimited, Ploughshares Nursery, Girl Scouts of Northern California: Camp Rocks, International Bird Rescue, Giant Earth Ball Games, East Bay SPCA, Asheba!, Lindsay Wildlife Experience, Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue, Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Adoptions, River Otter Ecology Project, Sulfur Creek Nature Center, Seafood Watch, Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education, Ventana Wildlife Society, Renewal by Anderson, Rising Sun Energy Center, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Cheetah Conservation Fund, Mountain Lion Foundation, Uganda Carnivore Program, Felidae Conservation Fund, Africa Matters, Oakland Zoo Education & Zoo Camp, Drawing on Earth: Chalk Art, East Bay Regional Parks - Mobile Fish Exhibit...and more!!
  • Marvel at a live trapeze show with Trapeze Arts of West Oakland!


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