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!

August 19, 2017 | September 16, 2017 | October 21, 2017 | November 18, 2017 | December 16, 2017

Adults, Families

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Cub Scout Overnights

Grab your sleeping bags and pillows and join us for an amazing night at the Zoo! These large group overnights are designed to accommodate several Cub Scout dens or one large pack. Explore the Zoo on a private evening tour, enjoy a light snack, participate in activities centered around your theme, and meet one of our education animals up-close. Wake up in the morning and head back into the Zoo before the public arrives and observe the animals as they start their days. It’s a night your group will never forget!

September - June

Grades 1–5

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Cub Scout Workshops

Gather up your pack or den and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a day full of fun and adventure! Through touring the Zoo, exploring Knowland Park, learning about animals, and taking part in fun activities and projects, you'll complete most or all of the items necessary to earn your adventure. Each scout will also receive an Oakland Zoo Patch for participating in our workshop.

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Grades 1–5

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Girl Scout Overnights

Pack up your troop and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a night full of fun and adventure.

September - June

Grades 1–5, Grades 6–8, Grades 9–12

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Girl Scout Workshops

Gather up your troop and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a day full of fun and adventure! We offer a variety of Badge Workshops and Journey Workshops for scouts of all ages.

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Grades 1–5, Grades 6–8, Grades 9–12

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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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ZooMobile

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!

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

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Zoo-to-Community

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.

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

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P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605