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Oakland Zoo is a non-profit organization, managed by the East Bay Zoological Society.

Founded in 1922 by Henry Snow, the Zoo has been located in its current Knowland Park location since 1936. Nestled in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland off Highway 580, and is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. Click here for directions.

  • The Zoo is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm, during weekdays and weekends.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the Zoo may be forced to close
  • Oakland Zoo is closed Thanksgiving day and Christmas day

General Zoo information, (510) 632-9525, ext. 100

Zoo Membership information, (510) 632-9525 ext. 152

Zoo Education Programs information, (510) 632-9525 ext. 200

Oakland Zoo is a great place for your family to spend the day. See our listing at Family Days Out.

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