Large Group Reservations

Group of school children on a field trip at the Zoo Are you interested in bringing your group to the Oakland Zoo? Whether it's for a school, family, church, or organization, making a reservation insures your group admittance at a discounted rate. Plan ahead by visiting our website for upcoming events, maps, animal feedings and scavenger hunts. Once inside, you can explore the Zoo at your own pace. Visit our Rides Area, Children's Zoo, petting yard, and Gift Shop. Grab a bite to eat at one of our cafés and have lunch in the meadow while enjoying the sounds of nature. End the day by relaxing on the Sky Ride to see a spectacular view.

Important Information

Ages: All ages.
Group Size: Minimum of 12 people. 1 adult chaperone required for every 8 children. No Large Cars Groups with more than 75 individuals.
Admission Fees: $14 per child (2-14) or senior (65+) / $18 per adult. Memberships, guest passes, and promotions do not apply.
Parking Fees: $10 per car / $15 per bus.
Dates: Daily (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and special events).
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Please note: your entire group must be present and check in together to receive the discounted group admission price.

Reservation Information

To make a reservation download the Large Group Reservation Form. Submit a completed copy by email or by fax (510) 735-8840 at least 2 weeks in advance. We are unable to accomodate bookings less than 2 weeks prior to the event.

Your payment is due in full on the day of your visit. Do not send payments in advance. No refunds are given on group orders unless the Zoo closes. Please submit cancellations at least 31 days prior to your trip date.

Please call (510) 632-9525 ext. 200 or email the Group Services department for more information.

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