Family Activities

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

Adults, Families

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Family Concerts and Guest Performers

Hop, dance or stroll on over and join us for a family-friendly event like no other. See our upcoming list and plan to be a part of the fun.

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Families

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Family Sundown Safari

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, 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!

New 2018 Dates Coming Soon!

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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

Families

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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

Ages 4–10

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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

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.

February 10, 2018 | February 17, 2018 | March 10, 2018 | March 17, 2018 | April 21, 2018 | April 28, 2018 | May 12, 2018 | May 19, 2018

Pre-K–Kindergarten

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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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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.

March 16, 2018 | April 13, 2018 | May 25, 2018 | June 8, 2018 | August 10, 2018 | September 22, 2018 | November 2, 2018

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P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605