Admission

Oakland Zoo is the perfect destination for a day trip with your family. Learn about wildlife conservation, see amazing animals, or attend one of our many interactive and educational programs.

In the event of inclement weather, the Zoo may be forced to close. Call (510) 632-9525 to reach the General Zoo Information line. The gondola may need to close due to wind, lightning, or other weather.

Tickets Admission Fees Directions Zoo Map
Feeding Times

 

Weekday Hours

 

Weekend and Holiday Hours

 

Weekends and Holidays

Park Hours

Entry

10:00 am–4:00 pm

Gondola

10:00 am–5:00 pm

Included with park admission

Adventure Landing Rides

11:00 am–5:00 pm

Petting Yard

In Children's Zoo

10:00 am–4:00 pm

Closed

Holidays

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Annual Fundraiser: Walk in the Wild (2019 date TBD)

 

Monday–Friday

Park Hours

Entry

10:00 am–4:00 pm

Gondola

10:00 am–5:00 pm

 Included with park admission

 

Adventure Landing Rides

11:00 am–5:00 pm

Petting Yard

In Children's Zoo

10:00 am–4:00 pm

 

Come See Us

Discounts Available for Seniors, Military Families, and Groups

Admission Fees

 

Individuals and Families

 

Groups of 12 or More

 

Group Admission Fees

With a Reservation

Under 2

Ages 2–14

Ages 15–64

Ages 65–75

Ages 76 and over

Car parking fee

Bus parking fee

Free

$15.00

$19.00

$15.00

Free

$10.00

$15.00

Without a Reservation

Under 2

Ages 2–14

Ages 15–64

Ages 65–75

Ages 76 and over

Car parking fee

Bus parking fee

Free

$16.00

$20.00

$16.00

Free

$10.00

$15.00

 

Free

$20.00

$24.00

$20.00

Free

$10.00

$15.00

Admission and Parking Fees

General Public

Under 2

Ages 2–14

Ages 15–64

Ages 65–75

Ages 76 and over

Car parking fee

Bus parking fee

Military Families

Current Military ID Required

Under 2

Ages 2–14

Ages 15–64

Ages 65–75

Ages 76 and over

Car parking fee

Bus parking fee

Free

$15.00

$18.00

$15.00

Free

$10.00

$15.00

The Gondola ride is FREE with paid admission.

Did you know there's another option for Zoo admission? Consider a membership.

Membership

About Group Reservations

Plan Your Group's Visit

Whether it's for a school, family, church, or organization, making a reservation insures your group admittance at a discounted rate. Plan ahead by visiting our website for upcoming events, maps, animal feedings and scavenger hunts. Once inside, you can explore the Zoo at your own pace. Visit our Rides Area, Children's Zoo, petting yard, and Gift Shop. Grab a bite to eat at one of our cafés and have lunch in the meadow while enjoying the sounds of nature. End the day by relaxing on the Sky Ride to see a spectacular view.

Reservations

To make a reservation, download the Large Group Reservation Form. Submit a completed copy by email or by fax (510) 735-8840 at least 2 weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate bookings less than 2 weeks prior to the event.

Payment

Payment is due in full on the day of your visit. Do not send payments in advance. No refunds are given on group orders unless the Zoo closes. Please submit cancellations at least 31 days prior to your trip date. Your entire group must be present and check in together to receive the discounted group admission price.

Questions?

Please call (510) 632-9525, ext. 200 or email the Group Services department for more information.

Quick Tips

Dining

Oakland Zoo features a variety of dining opportunities for the entire family. In addition to the food options inside the Zoo, visitors are welcome to use the picnic tables and benches, sprawl out in the meadow, or rent one of our picnic sites. Alcohol is not permitted at the zoo. For the safety of the animals, the Zoo does not provide straws or soft drink lids.

Mobile Zoo App

Oakland Zoo's app features an interactive map, event news, planning info, and more. Download our app for Apple or Android.

Guests with Disabilities

Oakland Zoo welcomes individuals with disabilities and is committed to ensuring that the Zoo grounds, facilities and programs are accessible to all visitors. Although some of our pathways are steep and may be challenging, Oakland Zoo is wheelchair accessible. Download an ADA accessibility map of the Zoo. If you would like to make a reservation for a private cart-driven tour of the Zoo, please email our reservations associate. Reservation availability is limited, so please contact us at least four weeks in advance of your visit.

Private cart-driven tour : $35.00

Service Animals Permitted

Individuals with disabilities may bring their service animals to the Zoo. Download our Service Animal Policy for more information.

Stroller Rentals

Strollers are available for rent at the Gift Shop; however, we do not have wheelchairs for rent. Strollers are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Single Stroller: $7.00

Double Stroller: $9.00

** A $5.00 security deposit is required for each rental, the deposit is refundable upon return of the rental with original payment receipt.

Pets Not Allowed

Dogs or other pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds or in parking areas.

Plan your route to and through Oakland Zoo.

Directions

Taking the Bus to Oakland Zoo

You can take the AC Transit Bus line 46 to the zoo. This line stops at Oakland Zoo hourly, roughly between 9am and 6:30pm daily. For exact times please visit the 46 Line schedule page on AC Transit's website.

P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605