Join the Zoo family as a Friend of the Wild!

donate to our annual fund Our Friends of the Wild are members who help insure the health and well-being of all animals and provide support for our conservation and education programs. Friends of the Wild contribute $1,000 or more and receive the following benefits.

Friends of the Wild Membership Levels

Zoologist $1,000
  • FREE admission 362 days of the year at Oakland Zoo
  • FREE parking at Oakland Zoo
  • DISCOUNTED or FREE admission to over 125 reciprocal zoos and aquariums nationwide
  • DISCOUNTS at the Gift Shop, for Zoo Camp, Birthday Parties, and special events
  • Invitation to annual FOW Reception
  • Invitation to annual FOW ZooLights Celebration
  • Recognition on Donor Board in Flamingo Plaza
  • Recognition in our Annual Report
Curator $2,500 All the above benefits plus:
  • FREE admission for 2 to our Conservation Speaker Series
  • FREE Docent tour for up to 6 people
Veterinarian $5,000 All the above benefits plus:
  • Additional FREE Docent tour for up to 6 for you to contribute to a school or charity event
  • FREE private animal feeding for up to 6 people
Director $10,000 All the above benefits plus:
  • Private lunch and Zoo tour for up to 6 people with Oakland Zoo’s CEO, Dr. Joel Parrott
Ambassador $25,000+ All the above benefits plus personalized benefits.
To make a contribution online, click the 'Contribute' button above or download a printable donation form.

For questions or more information, please contact Nick Driver at or call (510) 632-9525 ext. 159


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