Events

Moon Festival

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

September 22, 2018

Adults, Families

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ZooKids

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.

September 22 & 29, 2018 | October 13 & 20, 2018 | November 10 & 17, 2018 | January 12 & 19, 2018 | February 9 & 16, 2018 | March 9 & 16, 2018 | April 13 & 27, 2019 | May 11 & 18, 2019

Pre-K–Kindergarten

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Zoovie Nights

*ALL 2018 ZOOVIE NIGHTS ARE SOLD OUT, THANK YOU!*
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 (SOLD OUT), 2018 | November 2 (SOLD OUT), 2018

Families

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Buffalo Road Show

Mike Mease from Buffalo Field Campaign shares music, stories, and video in honor of wild buffalo!

September 28, 2018

Adults, Families

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IMPACT Speaker Series - STROOP

East Bay Premiere Screening of STROOP - Journey into the Rhino Horn War film

October 3, 2018

High School, College, Adults

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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!

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

Adults, Families

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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

Families

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Family Sundown SPOOKfari

Get ready for an eerie overnight experience with the family, full of fun, Halloween themed activities!

October 27 to 28, 2018

Families

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IMPACT Speaker Series - Taking Flight with California Condors

Rachel Westenholme, Condor Program Manager in Pinnacles National Park will be detailing the current efforts to save California Condors.

November 7, 2018

High School, College, Adults

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Thanksgiving Break ZooCamp

Registration opens 10:00am Tuesday, October 16th

November 19-21, 2018

Grades K–5

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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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Conservation Action Expedition - Guatemala Eco-Trip

The Conservation Society of California/Oakland Zoo believes when you travel the globe to see incredible wildlife, it is our responsibility to take action to conserve them! That is why we are once again teaming up with Intrepid travel to present a meaningful, connected and action-based expedition to conserve the wildlife of our world. In partnership with ARCAS, we invite you to a once in a lifetime experience that is good for the wildlife of Central America, the people of Guatemala and YOU!

December 7 - December 17 (Trip), 2018

Adults

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ZooLights

Experience the zoo in a new light! Soar over the Oakland hills in our festively-lit gondolas and see the entire Bay Area like never before!

December 7-23, 26-31, 2018 | January 1-6, 2019

Families

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Zoo CLOSED for Christmas

December 25, 2018

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Winter Break ZooCamp

Registration opens 10:00am Tuesday, November 13th

December 26-28, 2018 | January 2-4, 2019

Grades K–5

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