We are so glad that you are planning a trip to Oakland Zoo! The Zoo itself sits inside 525-acre Knowland Park and is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. There's a lot to see and do while you're here. To make your time the most enjoyable it can be, please review the information below.
If you still have questions, please call us for more information at (510)632-9525
Winter Hours: Starting September 3, 2013
Monday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Rides Area: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm / Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
*Saturday, June 21, 2014 the Zoo is closed to prepare for our annual fundraiser, "Walk in the Wild". The Zoo is also closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day so staff may spend the holidays with their families.
Children Under 2 & adults 80+: Free
Children ages 2-14 & Seniors 65-79: $11.75
Adults 15-64: $15.75
Parking: $8.00 per car / $12.00 per bus.
Pre-Order Tickets Online: Download and submit this form form to us via email, fax or regular mail.
25 cents from each admission helps conservation in the wild. See our Admissions page for detailed admission prices or to find out about special discounts for military families and groups of 12 or more.
Nestled in the rolling hills of 525-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located just off Highway 580 in Oakland. You can reach the Zoo by car, bike, or public transportation.
The Zoo is open to the public year round except for Saturday, June 22,2013 (annual fundraiser), Thanksgiving, and Christmas so staff may spend the holidays with their families. We want each and every trip to the Zoo to be safe, educational, exciting, and unforgettable. We ask that all visitors adhere to all of the rules and regulations we have set forth for the protection and safety of all the people and the animals. In the event of inclement weather, the Zoo may be forced to close. Call (510) 632-9525 to reach the General Zoo Information line.
Please note: Dogs or other pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds or in parking areas. Service dogs are allowed to enter Zoo grounds.
The Oakland Zoo features a variety of dining opportunities for the entire family. In addition to the food options inside the Zoo, visitors are welcome to use the picnic tables and benches, sprawl out in the meadow, or rent a Picnic Site.
Please note: For the safety of the animals, the Zoo does not provide straws or soft drink lids.
Main Entrance doors open early at 9:00am for the first 250 guests donating produce. A golden ticket to spread produce in the elephant exhibit will be administered. Once all food is in place, guests will exit the exhibit to watch the elephants enjoy their treats. Stick around after the elephant feeding and explore the Zoo.
Planning Your Visit
Dining at the Zoo
Our Next Annual Event
Explore The Zoo
History & Future Planning
East Bay Zoological Society