Oakland Zoo offers fun-filled activities and programs, year-round, for families, children, youth & teens, and community & business groups. We also provide interactive and engaging educational programs and workshops for Pre-K - University students and teachers in the East Bay and Bay Area.
Oakland Zoo is a great destination for families. From birthday parties, to movie nights, to live animal encounters and overnights, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Our unique Teen Programs are fun and engaging, and provide valuable knowledge and leadership skills for school-to-career transitions. Whether you want to volunteer, learn the skills of a field biologist or experience conservation work firsthand, there is sure to be a choice for you.
Day camp opportunities abound during the summer and school year at Oakland Zoo. Your child can enjoy nature activities, get up-close and personal with exotic and local wildlife, make new friends, and learn about caring for animals and their habitats.
Oakland Zoo is proud to partner with local school districts, colleges and universities to offer inquiry-based science and environmental education programs, Pre-K through University. Our K-12 programs actively support CA State, Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and practices. Our college and university partnerships provide post-secondary and graduate students with unique opportunities to learn about animal behavior, research, and veterinary medicine.
Looking for a Scout badge or animal care workshop? Think digging in the dirt at Arroyo Viejo Creek sounds like heaven? Want to book a special event for the local library or your next birthday? Oakland Zoo provides a variety of hands-on programs and activities for adults, children's and youth groups, and businesses/community organizations.
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