Teddy Bear Tea with Friends!

Teddy Bear Tea It’s tea time at Oakland Zoo and you are cordially invited! Bring an adult, bring your 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, your child will receive a surprise-filled treat bag to take home.

Check dates below to find out which animal you will be joining for tea!

Program Schedule and Animal Themes

  • Sunday, November 8th - Zebras
  • Saturday, December 5th - Meerkats
  • Sunday, January 10th - Baboons
  • Saturday, February 6th - Macaws
  • Sunday, March 20th - Sun Bears
  • Sunday, April 17th - Meerkats
  • Saturday, May 21st - Zebras
  • Sunday, June 12th - Sun Bears
  • Saturday, July 16th - Baboons
  • Sunday, August 14th - Macaws
  • Saturday, September 10th - Meerkats

Important Information

Ages: 4-8 plus their stuffed animal/doll and an adult
Length of Time: 2 1/2 hours
Time: 9:30-12:00pm
Availability: Select Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year. Where: Education Center, Classroom #4
Attendees: Size is limited to 24 participants. Because of class size limits, please, only one adult for each child, though a single adult may bring up to 2 children.
Pricing: Children: $23.00 for current Oakland Zoo members / $26.00 for non-members. Adults: $12.00 for members / $15.00 for non-members.
Adults: $12.00
Parking Fees: $9.00 per car

When to Book

Our programs are very popular, so we recommend that you send in or email your request form 3-4 weeks in advance of the date you would like to reserve.

How To Book

Fill out the Request Form completely and send to our Reservations Associate via fax (510-729-7324) or email to educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org

Payment Due

Payment is required at the time of reservation.

Changes to Your Reservation Date

One change to your reservation date can be made as long as it is requested at least 14 days prior to your originally-scheduled program. Should you need to make a change, we will gladly work with you to reschedule a later date, if space is available, and any previous payments will be applied to the new reservation.


Please note that once you register and pay your fee, we are not able to offer refunds for cancellations.

Programs take place rain or shine.

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