Events

Family Sundown Safari

*ALL 2018 SUNDOWN SAFARI NIGHTS ARE SOLD OUT, THANK YOU!*
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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Senior Summer Free Day

Oakland residents 65+ receive free admission to Oakland Zoo.

July 16, 2018 | August 20, 2018 | September 17, 2018

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Carwash for Conservation

Get your Car washed in support of Conservation! The Bay Area chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers is putting on a “Green” carwash to support Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Learn tips from the keepers on how to wash your car in the future in an eco-friendly manner.

July 18, 2018

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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!

July 21, 2018 | August 18, 2018 | September 15, 2018

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Feast for the Beasts

Your chance to go into our spacious, 6.5 acre elephant exhibit to lay out their breakfast treats. Then, watch as the elephants discover and devour your treasures!

July 28, 2018

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Lion Appreciation Day

We love lions! Do you? Come to Oakland Zoo on Saturday August 11th, for “Lion Appreciation Day” to celebrate African lions as well as our own local mountain lions!

August 11, 2018

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Asian Wildlife Day

Join us on this special day to appreciate our Asian animals of the Tropical Rainforest and the conservation organizations that help them in the wild. Learn more about some of the current threats these animals are facing in the wild and how you can help. Have fun participating in a variety of activities from some of our conservation partners and make sure to stop and meet Oh Bear! Presented by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau.

August 18, 2018

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Grandparents Day

Come celebrate Grandparent's Day at Oakland Zoo! What better way to spend time with your grandchildren than strolling through the Zoo to see our amazing animals and learning at the same time?

September 9, 2018

Adults, Families

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New Volunteer Information Meeting

Interested in meeting new people, working with animals, and having fun?
Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community, learn a new skill, share your knowledge with others, and make a difference!

September 9, 2018

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Discovering Primates Day

Join us for a special day of primate discovery! Learn more about these amazing animals and have fun by participating in a variety of activities, including a special enrichment experience with our baboons, interpretive talks by education staff, face painting, biofact and activity stations, and a research camp. Guests can also purchase crafts made by communities in Africa and recycle cell phones and personal electronics. All proceeds from the day will benefit the Budongo Snare Removal Project.

September 15, 2018

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Moon Festival

Asian-inspired festivities, live music, special animal encounters, and more! Sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau.

September 22, 2018

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Zoovie Nights

Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of animal close-ups and a bonus Zoovie movie with the whole family. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium as Roosevelt, our costumed alligator mascot, introduces you to some of our nocturnal Education animals. After that, enjoy a specially selected animal or nature themed movie. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and popcorn will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare.

September 22, 2018 | November 2, 2018

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Boo at the Zoo

Stroll the Zoo in costume and collect yummy treats. Ride the spooky boo train and join the dance party. Plus, get your face painted, make treats for the animals, and see how the animals at Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween. Kids in costumes receive a free ride ticket.

October 27 & 28, 2018

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Zoo CLOSED for Thanksgiving

November 22, 2018

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Yule at the Zoo/CA Revels

Yule at the Zoo with the Revel's Solstice Singers Ensemble.

December 1, 2018

Adults, Families

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