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!

August 19, 2017 | September 16, 2017 | October 21, 2017 | November 18, 2017 | December 16, 2017

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!

Families

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Kid's Nights 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.

December 16, 2017

Ages 4–10

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Madagascar Movie Madness Fundraiser

Oakland Zoo's Teen Wild Guides present a Madagascar Movie Madness Fundraising event in support of our Conservation and Education Partners Centre ValBio. Meet live animals, enjoy popcorn and drinks, watch Island of Lemurs: Madagascar film, stay for a raffle, and stick around for ZooLights afterwards! All proceeds will go towards purchasing school supplies and supporting the My Rainforest, My World afterschool program for rural schools in the Ranomafana rainforest of Madagascar.

December 1, 2017

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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.

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Pre-K–Kindergarten

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ZooLights

Experience an all-new ZooLights this year! Soar over the Oakland hills in our festively-lit gondolas and see the entire Bay Area like never before!

December 1-23, 26-31, 2017 | January 1, 2018

Families

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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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P.O. Box 5238

9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605