Press Release: 01/11/2016

Upcoming Programs and Events at Oakland Zoo!

Contact:
Erin Harrison, Senior Manager, PR & Advertising
(510) 632-9525 ext. 135
eharrison@oaklandzoo.org


Conservation Speaker Series (Saving the Birds of the Bay Area) at Oakland Zoo
Thursday, January 14th from 6:30pm - 9:00pm


The Bay Area is a site of hemispheric significance for an astonishing array of migratory birds, as well as year-round resident. How can we protect so many species, with such varying sets of needs, in the midst of an ever-growing urban metropolis of 8.5 million people? Learn how one of the nation's leading Audubon chapters has been working on behalf of our local birds - and connecting people to conservation efforts around our Bay - for 99 years! Cost is $12-$20 sliding scale. All proceeds benefit the Golden Gate Audubon Society. No registration necessary and tickets available at the event. For more information about the event visit www.oaklandzoo.org or contact Amy Gotliffe, Conservation Director at amy@oaklandzoo.org or (510) 632-9525 ext.122. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605

Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo
Friday January 15, 6:30pm – 9:30pm


Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for a specially selected animal-or nature-themed movie (Finding Nemo). Meet some of our nocturnal Education animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo's costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare. Let the show begin! Cost is $7 per adult and $7 per child to cover the costs of the Animal close-up program and snacks. Note that the movies are a complimentary addition to the evening’s activities. Please note that memberships do not apply toward program fees. Pre-registration is required, contact Paula Booth at (510) 632-9525, ext. 220 or educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605

ZooKids: Kids and Crafts - Carnivores, Herbivores & Me
Saturday, January 16 & 23 9:30am – 12:00pm


Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Each program includes a mini zoo tour, craft, games, animal close-up, and snack. What do you like for dinner? Did you know some animals eat only meat; some only plants, and some eat everything? Learn how carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores are specially adapted for their unique diets. Cost is $23.00 for current Oakland Zoo members or $26.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, Contact Paula Booth at (510) 632-9525, ext. 220 or educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Volunteer Orientation at Oakland Zoo
Saturday January 30, 10:00am


Interested in meeting new people, working with animals, and having fun? Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, learn a new skill, share your knowledge with others, and make a difference. Oakland Zoo is always looking for volunteers to help us in a variety of departments. Join the over 500 volunteers that donate their time and talents as part of the Oakland Zoo family. Come to our New Volunteer Information meeting and sign up to be a part of our volunteer family. Pre-registration is required. There is no fee associated with this meeting. For more information go to our website www.oaklandzoo.org or contact Lisa O’Dwyer, Volunteers Programs manager at (510)632-9525 ext. 141. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Teddy Bear Tea with Friends at Oakland Zoo
Saturday February 6, 9:30am – 12:00pm


It’s tea-time at Oakland Zoo and you are cordially invited! Children bring an adult, a stuffie, and learn all about one of our Zoo’s special animals. Enjoy a morning of snacks, activities, books and play while making and delivering an enrichment gift straight to the zoo animal you’ve been learning about. When the fun is done, children will receive a surprise-filled treat bag to take home. Program Fee: $26.00 per child and $12.00 per adults. Pre-registration is required, Contact Paula Booth at (510) 632-9525, ext. 220 or educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Oakland Zoo’s Conservation Speaker Series Presents Action for Sharks
Wednesday February 10, 6:30pm – 9:00pm


Presented by marine biologist and ocean advocate David McGuire, Founder and Director of Shark Stewards. As Californians, we have a special responsibility for ocean conservation. Shark Stewards protects sharks and critical marine habitat for the health of our oceans through science, education and advocacy. Come learn about the challenges sharks face in the wild, and what you can do to help.. Cost is $12.00- $20.00 sliding scale. All proceeds benefit Shark Stewards. No registration necessary and tickets available at the event. For more information about the event visit www.oaklandzoo.org or contact Amy Gotliffe, Conservation Director at amy@oaklandzoo.org or (510) 632-9525 ext.122. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Parent’s Night Off at Oakland Zoo
Saturday, February 13, 5:30pm- 10:30pm


Parent’s Night Off is designed with adults in mind – we offer a safe, fun-filled environment where you can drop off your children knowing they will have a blast playing and learning about wildlife. We will feed them and take them on a guided walk in the zoo to visit with the animals. Afterwards, we will head back to our auditorium to meet an animal up-close and play some games. If it’s an evening program, we end the night with a movie on the big screen. We guarantee you will pick your child/ children up happier, smarter, and exhausted! It’s a win-win all ‘round! Cost is $45.00 per child and $30.00 for each additional sibling. Pre-registration is required, contact Paula Booth at (510) 632-9525, ext. 220 or educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo
Saturday February 20, 6:30pm – 9:30pm


Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for a specially selected animal-or nature-themed movie (Disney Nature: Monkey Kingdom). Meet some of our nocturnal Education animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo's costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare. Let the show begin! Cost is $7 per adult and $7 per child to cover the costs of the Animal close-up program and snacks. Note that the movies are a complimentary addition to the evening’s activities. Please note that memberships do not apply toward program fees. Pre-registration is required, contact Paula Booth at (510) 632-9525, ext. 220 or educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605

ZooKids: Kids and Crafts – Let’s Leap!
Saturdays, February 20 & 27 9:30am – 12:00pm


Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Each program includes a mini zoo tour, craft, games, animal close-up, and snack. It's Leap Year! A lemur can leap 25 feet. Frogs can leap 20-50 times their body length. Squirrel monkeys leap from tree branch to tree branch. Can you leap? How far? Come learn about special adaptations of leaping animals in celebration of Leap Year! Cost is $23.00 for current Oakland Zoo members or $26.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required, Contact Paula Booth at (510) 632-9525, ext. 220 or educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Conservation Speaker Series (Project Coyote) at Oakland Zoo
Friday March 18, 6:30pm – 9:00pm


Wild Things - Coexisting with North America’s Native Carnivores. Wolves, Bears, Bobcats, & Coyotes - oh my! Project Coyote Founder & Executive Director Camilla Fox will talk about why native carnivores matter, and how they keep ecosystems healthy. America’s war against predators is costly, brutal, and ineffective. Learn about national programs aimed at stopping the mistreatment and mismanagement of carnivores through education, science and advocacy.Cost is $12.00- $20.00 sliding scale. All proceeds benefit the Project Coyote. No registration necessary and tickets available at the event. For more information about the event visit www.oaklandzoo.org or contact Amy Gotliffe, Conservation Director at amy@oaklandzoo.org or (510) 632-9525 ext.122. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Teddy Bear Tea with Friends at Oakland Zoo
Sunday February 20, 9:30am – 12:00pm


It’s tea time at Oakland Zoo and you are cordially invited! Children bring an adult, a stuffie, and learn all about one of our Zoo’s special animals. Enjoy a morning of snacks, activities, books and play while making and delivering an enrichment gift straight to the zoo animal you’ve been learning about. When the fun is done, children will receive a surprise-filled treat bag to take home. Program Fee: $26.00 per child and $12.00 per adults. Pre-registration is required, Contact Paula Booth at (510) 632-9525, ext. 220 or educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo
Friday March 25, 6:30pm – 9:30pm


Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for a specially selected animal-or nature-themed movie (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Road Chip). Meet some of our nocturnal Education animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo's costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare. Let the show begin! Cost is $7 per adult and $7 per child to cover the costs of the Animal close-up program and snacks. Note that the movies are a complimentary addition to the evening’s activities. Please note that memberships do not apply toward program fees. Pre-registration is required, contact Paula Booth at (510) 632-9525, ext. 220 or educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Spring Break ZooCamp at Oakland Zoo

March (Three-Day Workshops): 28-30 and April 4-6
March (Two-Day Workshops): 31 – April 1 and April 7-8


9:00am – 4:00pm
Unsure what to do with your children during their school's Spring Break? Send them to us! Spring Break ZooCamp runs Monday - Friday during the Spring Break weeks most common among East Bay school districts. This year we are offering a three-day workshop on Monday-Wednesday and a two-day workshop Thursday-Friday. Cost ranges from $150-$240 depending on program on Zoo Membership discount. Pre-registration is required. Contact Liz Low at info@oaklandzoo.org or (510) 632-9525, ext.280 for registration details. www.oaklandzoo.org/zoocamp. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:

The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks.