Zoo Info

Oakland Zoo is the perfect destination for a day trip with your family. Learn about wildlife conservation, see amazing animals, or attend one of our many interactive and educational programs.

Planning Your Visit:

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. General information number: 510-632-9525

Explore the Zoo:

Learn about animals that live in the Rain Forest. Take a trip through Oakland Zoo's African Village. See what the Wayne and Gladys Valley Children's Zoo has to offer for the kids! Oakland Zoo has a variety of areas for you to explore!

Animal Care:

Learn about Animal Keeping, resources, and internship opportunities at Oakland Zoo.

Veterinary Hospital:

Our state-of-the-art, 17,000 square foot Veterinary Hospital was designed to accommodate all current and future animals at Oakland Zoo, from small birds to large camels and grizzly bears. It features radiology and surgical suites, a small laboratory, a pharmacy, and wide transportation docks.


Meet the Oakland Zoo staff - Animal Keepers, Educators and Management.


The Oakland Zoo has been serving the community since 1922 in locations all across Oakland, finally settling in Knowland Park. Learn about our history and our success in growing the Zoo from a small personal collection to the gem of the East Bay.

Facility Rentals:

The Oakland Zoo and its wide array of available facilities are an unintentional secret in the Bay Area. Please look through this section to see the different options we have to host your events, birthday parties, film locations, and more.


If you love animals and enjoy working with people, come join our team at the Oakland Zoo!

East Bay Zoological Society:

The 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.

Financial Information:

Annual Reports and additional documents.

Contact Us:

9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA.94605
Phone: (510) 632-9525 x100
Fax: (510) 635-5719

Planning Your Visit

Explore The Zoo

Animal Care


Veterinary Hospital

Facility Rentals


History & Future Planning

East Bay Zoological Society

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