Education Programs

The Oakland Zoo offers a variety of on-site field trip programs, outreach programs and teacher resources. Our programs fill up fast, so call 6-8 weeks in advance to help you reserve the date that works best for your group.


Title 1 Oakland Unified School District elementary schools may apply for our Zoo-to-Community scholarship fund.

Education Resources:

Oakland Zoo has many resources for teachers to use in the classroom or preparing for your next Zoo visit.


The ZooMobile outreach programs bring animals and artifacts to your classroom, birthday party, community event or senior center, with fun learning activities about wildlife and conservation issues.

Field Trips:

Bring your class to one of the Oakland Zoo's ZooSchool offerings to discover the wonders of the world's wildlife! The Oakland Zoo presents a variety of programs for teachers.


See the Zoo in a whole new light...starlight! Spend a fun-filled night exploring the Oakland Zoo. Whether you plan to come with your family, Scout group or school, there is an overnight just right for your group!


The Oakland Zoo invites campers for an exciting week of nature discovery, animal adventures, and fun! Camp activities include stories, puppet play, games, craft projects, science activities and of course, animals!