The Oakland Zoo is a great place to bring young children to explore the outdoors! Our Wayne and Gladys Valley Children's Zoo was built for children to experience the beauty and wonder of the animal world up-close.

ZooKids Program

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.

Available Now Custom Cards

Top Trumps is the award-winning card game phenomenon that has sold 40,000,000 units worldwide! It brings the classic card game 'war' into the 21st century and is so simple and fun to play that it's perfect for all ages! Simply choose your best stat, beat your opponent's card, then win the entire deck! Welcome to The World's Coolest Card GameTM!

OUT NOW... Take home the Oakland Zoo Top Trumps deck and get 30 of your favorite Oakland animals in your pocket! With this fantastic game you can learn all about the lives of these charismatic characters. You will discover many fun facts and intriguing stats about how long they can live, how endangered they are and even how much poop they produce! You can even check the 'seen it' box on the card as you go and visit the animals.

Top Trumps Wildlife In Danger! Game

Log in for a wild ride in the Top Trumps - Wildlife In Danger! on-line game. Play alone or with an opponent. Beat your opponent's card, then win the entire deck!

Animal Trivia

Check out our educational trivia videos for children. Watch videos and learn fun facts about the Oakland Zoo's animals.

Stroller Strides

ZooKids is proud to announce a partnership with Stroller Strides! Make new friends, get in shape and watch your baby love every moment of it.

Family Activities

School Programs

Field Trips & Large Groups

Creek & Watershed Programs

School Overnights

School-to-College Program

Special Tours

Wildlife Assembly

ZooKids: Pre-K programs

ZooSchool classes


Zoo-to-Community program


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