Community and Group Programs

Arroyo Viejo Creek Clean Up

Come volunteer at Oakland Zoo's Arroyo Viejo Creek! Volunteers work on a variety of tasks that may include: picking up garbage, pulling invasive species, spreading mulch, moving materials, cleaning signage or planting native plants. The projects are 100% outdoors!

October 20, 2018 | November 17, 2018 | December 15, 2018

Adults, Families

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Private Group Overnights

Book an overnight exclusive to your group! Grab your friends and come on down to the Zoo for an amazing evening with the animals! Start your evening with a private guided tour of the Zoo. Afterwards, enjoy a light snack and participate in a fun hands-on activity. Next, meet some of our education animals up close and settle in for the night. In the morning wake up, enjoy a tasty continental breakfast, pack up your things, and journey back into the zoo to see the animals as they wake.

Friday or Saturday Night by Request

Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults

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Scouting Programs

Gather up your pack or den and head to Oakland Zoo for an adventure! From overnights and private Zoo tours to projects and badge workshops, Oakland Zoo offers a wide range of activities for scouts.

Year Round

Elementary School, Middle School, High School

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Veterinary Hospital Tours

Take your next Zoo visit to a whole new level by touring our state-of-the-art Veterinary Hospital. This behind-the-scenes tour will take you through a facility designed to accommodate all current and future animals at Oakland Zoo, from small birds to large camels and grizzly bears. It features radiology and surgical suites, a small laboratory, a pharmacy, wide transportation docks, and LEED Gold certification.

Stay tuned for more dates!

College, Adults, Families

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Discover the Wonders of the World's Wildlife with a ZooMobile Program! Bring the zoo to you in a variety of ways. A myriad of ZooMobile outreach programs have been tailored to meet the needs of your group!


Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Families

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Oakland Zoo provides free and discounted science education programs through our Zoo-to-Community initiative for underserved students attending Title 1 schools in the Greater Bay Area.

Application are accepted between September 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Kindergarten, Grades 1–5, Middle School, High School

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P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605