Celebrating Elephants Day

In keeping with our commitment to conservation and education, Oakland Zoo presents its 17th annual Celebrating Elephants Day. Festivities will feature Circus Finelli, an animal free circus, elephant learning stations, and a unique elephant research camp. Join the elephant keepers for a tour of the elephant barn and an up close view of how the keepers care for the elephants.

Date and Time

Saturday, May 25 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.

Cost and Fees

Program Fee: All activities included with regular Zoo Admission
Parking Fee: $8.00 for non-members. FREE for members.
Optional Elephant Barn Tours: $5 per person.


Zoo Wide Event Please park in either the Upper Parking Lot or the Lower Parking Lot and proceed to the nearest entrance. Look for special tables/booths at the elephant exhibit.


Registration is not required.


Contact: Colleen Kinzley
Email: Colleen@oaklandzoo.org
Phone: (510) 632-9525 x161

Additional Program Information

This special event allows us to teach our guests about these fascinating animals, while raising money to support the work of Cynthia Mossss Amboseli Trust for Elephants. Through Celebrating Elephants we have raised over $200,000 towards elephant field research and conservation.

  • All proceeds go to the Amboseli Trust for Elephants.
  • Click here for more information about Amboseli Trust for Elephants.


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