Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Go wild for your birthday! Whether you're looking for a picnic-style party or an educational birthday party program, Oakland Zoo offers a variety of fun party packages.

Rides Area Birthdays

40 People

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Education Birthdays

20–40 People

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

ZooMobile Birthdays

30 People

50 minutes

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Marian Zimmer Auditorium

Marian Zimmer Auditorium

Located on the lower level of Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education is the spacious Marian Zimmer Auditorium. This site is perfect for business meetings, family get-togethers, and other special events.

Maximum Capacity

100 People

Minimum Rental Period

3 Hours

Rental Hours

8:00 a.m.–12:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. (Youth Events)

Booking Window

6 Weeks in Advance

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Picnic Sites

Picnic Sites

Want to bring a picnic lunch? You can use any of the picnic tables or benches inside the Zoo, or spread out a blanket in the meadow. Have an event coming up? Reserve one of our picnic sites.

Tiger Timbers

Lion Lookout

Camel Creek

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Snow Building

Snow Building

Located at the top of the hill near the Main Entrance, the Snow Building offers a spectacular view of the bay, making it perfect for weddings or other family get-togethers.

Maximum Capacity

175 People Seated

250 Standing

Minimum Rental Period

5 Hours

Weekday Hours

8:00 a.m.–12:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. (Youth Events)

Weekend Hours

10:00 a.m.–12:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. (Youth Events)

Booking Window

6 Weeks in Advance

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P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605