Oakland Zoo’s Earth Day Event!

Being a wildlife superhero has never been so much fun! Explore a wide variety of hands-on Earth Stations, visit with local environmental organizations, get your face painted, observe beautiful animals and take action for wildlife while celebrating the planet we share.

An Oakland Zoo Tradition

The Earth is indeed something to celebrate, so come to Oakland Zoo for one of the largest Earth Day events in the East Bay. Earth Day fits our mission perfectly: To inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world while creating a quality visitor experience. What could be more inspiring than making a genuine connection with over fifty visiting conservation organizations who work to help animals and the environment? Inspiring experiences include making beaded necklaces that help people and chimpanzees in Africa, signing thank you notes to people who help animals across the world, and creating beautiful chalk art that illustrates our love of animals. Lots of fun awaits you with with our giant earth ball games, our wild trapeze show and two live concerts by Asheba!

Other highlights of Earth Day include: voting for your favorite conservation project at the Quarters for Conservation voting stations, watching animal feedings throughout the Zoo, and meeting your next potential furry family member at the Animal Rescue Foundation’s Mobile Adoption Unit.

All ages are welcome for a day of interactive learning and animal inspired fun. The 2015 Earth Day event at Oakland Zoo is included with regular Zoo admission ($13.75 for children/seniors; $17.75 for adults; parking $9.00).

Get a free train ride with a donation of used cell phone or ink cartridge!

Earth Day Schedule 2016

Clorox Wildlife Theater Schedule (located in the Children’s Zoo):

  • 11:00am Asheba concert
  • 11:45am Live Animal Encounters with Oakland Zoo Docents
  • 12:45pm Asheba concert
  • 1:30pm Live Animal Encounters with Oakland Zoo Docents

Adventures in the Meadow:

  • 11:30am Giant Earth Ball for Little Kids
  • 12:00pm Wild Trapeze Show by Trapeze Arts
  • 1:30pm Giant Earth Ball for Big Kids
  • 2:00pm Wild Trapeze Show by Trapeze Arts
More Earth Day Fun
  • Free train ride with donation of used cell phone at Adventure Landing ticket booth
  • Beads for Chimps in the Meadow
  • Quarters for Conservation Voting at the Entrances
  • Chalk Art Play in the Education Courtyard
  • ZooCamp crafts in the Meadow
  • ARF mobile adoption outside our Main Entrance
  • Face Painting for Conservation in the Meadow
  • Over 60 Earth Stations all around the Zoo
Participating Environmental Organizations

Come meet and learn about these great environmental and conservation organizations at Oakland Zoo’s Earth Day:

96 Elephants
Act for Great Apes
Africa Matters
Ape Action Africa
Amboseli Trust for Elephants
Animal Rescue Foundation
Animals Asia
Bay Area Air Quality Management
Bay Area Puma Project
BEAR League
Big Life
Budongo Snare Removal Project
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Trail at Oakland Zoo
California Wolf Center
Center or Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education
Centre ValBio
Coca Cola
Cheetah Conservation Fund
City Slicker Farms
Drawing on Earth
East Bay Municipal Utility District
East Bay SPCA
Ewaso Lions
Farm Fresh to You
Golden Gate Audubon Society
Institute of the Commons
Kaminando Connectivity Initiative
KIDS for the BAY
Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
Mountain Yellow Legged Frog Project
Oakland Zoo Education
Oakland Zoo ZooCamp
Performing Animal Welfare Society
Renewal by Andersen
Restore Coral
Rising Sun Energy Center
Save the Frogs!
Snow Leopard Conservancy
Solar City
Sulfur Creek Nature Center
Taiwan, the Heart of Asia
Test Prep San Francisco
Trapeze Arts
Uganda Carnivore Program
US Fish & Wildlife
Ventana Wildlife Society
Western Pond Turtle Project
Wild Aid
Wild Equity Institute

“It makes sense that our modern society would create a day such as Earth Day: a special day set aside to appreciate and take action for our one precious planet. Earth Day has been celebrated for 45 years and in nearly 200 countries, and Oakland Zoo joins in the celebration by producing one of the largest Earth Day events in the East Bay. It is our pleasure to bring together our visitors and community to connect with over 50 wildlife and nature-based organizations. We hope our guests have a ball while learning that each of us truly matter, and that we can all take action for wildlife. It will be a wonderful day and a genuine party for the planet!” - Amy Gotliffe, Director of Conservation at Oakland Zoo