Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo.
Each program includes a mini zoo tour, craft, games, animal close-up, and snack.
February 10, 2018 | February 17, 2018 | March 10, 2018 | March 17, 2018 | April 21, 2018 | April 28, 2018 | May 12, 2018 | May 19, 2018
Animal Amore Valentine's Day Tour
Birds do it! Bees do it! On Valentine’s Day (and Feb 17th), join us for our “Animal Amore” Walking Tour of Oakland Zoo with our very own Expert D’Amour, Docent Harry.
February 14 and 17, 2018
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!
February 17, 2018 | March 17, 2018
Kid's Night Out! Parent's Night Off!
Kids need a night out? Parents need a night off? Kid's Night Out! Parent's Night Off! is designed with both kids and adults in mind! We offer a safe, fun-filled environment where you can drop off your children knowing they will have a blast playing and learning about wildlife.
February 17, 2018
Living with Mountain Lions
We live in mountain lion territory! No matter where you live in the Bay Area, it was once a home to our native cats. The Mountain Lion Foundation has protected lions for 30 years, and is beginning a new program in the East Bay. Get ready for some amazing rescue stories and ways you can help lions to survive along our urban boundaries.
February 22, 2018
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!
February 25, 2018 | September 9, 2018
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.
March 16, 2018 | April 13, 2018 | May 25, 2018 | June 8, 2018 | August 10, 2018 | September 22, 2018 | November 2, 2018
Living With Wolves
It’s time for modern wild wolf recovery in California! Wild wolves have returned to our state after being absent for almost a century, yet they remain in a fragile state of recovery. California Wolf Center has created an innovative alliance with those that share the landscape with the endangered predator. Learn your role in ensuring wolves, livestock, and people thrive.
March 22, 2018
Feast for the Beasts
It’s Feast for the Beasts at Oakland Zoo in celebration of all things food! Come early for the chance to spread produce in the elephant exhibit. Please bring produce to donate to the elephants and receive a free kid's ride ticket. You won’t want to miss this one of a kind experience that the Oakland Zoo is offering.
March 31, 2018 | July 28, 2018
Woodland Fairy Home Building Workshop
Join us for a magical family workshop, creating and building Woodland Creature Fairy Homes from natural materials found in the Zoo!
April 8, 22, 2018
Earth Day 2018
Join us for one of the largest and longest running Earth Day celebrations in the East Bay!
April 14, 2018
Living with Black Bears
Ever wonder what a bear means when he stands up on two legs and looks at you? Do mama bears really wake up in the spring to discover they had two or three babies while they were sleeping? Come learn from Tahoe black bear heroes, the Bear League, about fascinating bear behavior, biology, body language and important protocol for sharing habitat with these intelligent animals.
April 26, 2018
CA Revels May Day at the Zoo
The whole family is invited to participate as the Revels return to Oakland Zoo for the 11th annual May Day Celebration. The traditional Maypole dance is only the beginning as singers, dancers, and fiddlers gather to welcome in the merry month of May.
April 28, 2018
Senior Summer Free Day
Oakland residents 65+ receive free admission to Oakland Zoo.
June 18, 2018 | July 16, 2018 | August 20, 2018 | September 17, 2018
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
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