Support the Zoo

It takes a lot of time, money, supplies, hard work, and dedicated people to take care of our amazing animals. We are always on the lookout for people who want to help out. There are many opportunities to get involved. You can also make a donation that goes directly to the care of the animals in our Zoo family.


Membership entitles you to unlimited admission, free parking, and special mailings throughout the year.

Attend Walk in the Wild:

Walk in the Wild, Oakland Zoo’s annual fundraiser, invites you to attend as a guest or an event sponsor! Guests of this unique event will stroll through the Zoo and enjoy delicious cuisine, libations, fabulous entertainment, and dancing under the stars.

Adopt an Animal:

Every animal at the Zoo has special needs. Become a ZooParent by choosing from one of three gift categories. Your animal adoption helps to support the Zoo's operating budget, which in turn provides funds for animal care, conservation programs, education, and research.

Animal Enrichment:

You can give "enrichment" items to the animals! Your gift will directly enrich the lives of the animals at Oakland Zoo by providing hours of engaging activity and play.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Do you have time and talent to spare? The Oakland Zoo is always looking for volunteers to help us in a variety of departments.

Sponsor the Zoo:

An alliance with the Oakland Zoo means that you will be associated with one of the top Zoos in the country. The mission of the Oakland Zoo is to inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world. We encourage those who share our mission to consider an alliance with the Zoo or sponsor an event.


Make a Donation

Adopt an Animal

Animal Enrichment

Volunteer Opportunities

Partner with the Zoo