Clorox Wildlife Theater

Discover the Clorox WildLife Theater nestled in the Wayne & Gladys Valley Children’s Zoo. From family overnights, concerts, and performances to ZooCamps and ZooSchool, the amphitheater is home to programs for kids, families, and schools alike.

Animal Encounters

It’s's’s cool! You never know what you’re going to see during an Animal Encounter—but you can be sure it will be exciting and educational! These live animal presentations happen each Saturday and Sunday at 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. starting on our annual Earth Day event through our annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo. Presentations are weather dependent. Times vary from season to season, so please check the list of events below for details. All shows are free with Zoo admission.

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Family Concerts and Guest Performers

Hop, dance or stroll on over and join us for a family-friendly event like no other. See our upcoming list and plan to be a part of the fun.

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Family Sundown Safari

Grab your tent, sleeping bag, your family, and a few friends and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo. This unique program includes dinner, a nighttime and morning guided tour of the Zoo, a special behind the scenes, live animal presentations, interactive and educational activities, a Wildlife Theater show with Storyteller Suellen Primost and the Nylon Zoo, a hot morning breakfast, and s’mores!
This program is available to all families. If you love nature, the Zoo, camping, and fun; this is the perfect program for you!

July 7 (SOLD OUT), 14 (SOLD OUT), 21 (SOLD OUT), 28 (SOLD OUT), 2018 | August 4 (SOLD OUT), 11 (SOLD OUT), 18 (SOLD OUT), 25 (SOLD OUT), 2018


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Wildlife Assembly

Your interactive, up close animal encounter hosted in our outdoor Wildlife Theater will provide an opportunity to explore your theme through observation and questioning, all while having fun, during this live animal presentation. After your program ends, your class, using their honed observational skills, can explore the Zoo at your own pace. This program is great for large groups with multiple classes and multiple age ranges.


Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, High School

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P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605