Pre-K, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults, Families
School & Classroom ZooMobiles
An Education Specialist will bring the ZooMobile to your classroom in an intimate setting and use small animals and animal artifacts to teach grade-appropriate topics. Participants will have an opportunity to see the animals up-close and to touch most of the animals presented. Please see our ZooMobile Curriculum Descriptions too see how our programs align with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Best for: Pre-K to 12th Grade and suitable for school classrooms, summer camps, daycare centers, or youth group facilities.
Pricing & Program Details: $175 (1st 30-minute program), $130 for additional programs (Maximum 3 per day Pre-K-1st); $200 (1st 50-minute program), $155 for additional programs (Maximum 2 per day 2nd-12th)
Maximum 30 students per program
How to Book: Please fill out the ZooMobile School Request Form and send it to our Reservations Associate, or you may fax it to 510-729-7324.
|Zoomobile School Request Form|
The Conservation ZooMobile is a hands-on experience that teaches learners of all ages about conservation issues and invites them to help find solutions that they can implement in their own lives. Using an interactive "learning station" approach, your class or multipurpose room will be organized into four stations, with your students rotating between each one led by Oakland Zoo educators. Stations include live animals, The Four Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot), HIPPO (the five main threats to the world's wildlife), and a simulated rainforest. Your students will be introduced to conservation concepts, vocabulary, and ideas for how they can help the environment around them.
Best for: 3rd - 5th Grades and suitable for school classrooms & libraries, multipurpose rooms, and summer camps.
Pricing & Program Details: $250 (2.5 hour program scheduled around morning recess) Maximum 35 students per program
How to Book: Please fill out the Conservation ZooMobile Request Form and send it to our Reservations Associate, or you may fax it to 510-729-7324
|Conservation Zoomobile Request Form|
Turn your visitor’s stories and readings into reality by bringing live animals to your library. An education specialist will capture the community’s imagination by presenting our education animals to the audience. Oakland Zoo educators will focus on the Amazing Adaptations of Animals and Habitats but are happy to adapt the program to best fit in with the library’s needs.
Best for: All ages and perfect for library meeting and conference rooms, amphitheaters, & community halls.
Pricing & Program Details: $245 (1st 50-minute program), $155 for an additional program
*We bring two education specialists to every Library ZooMobile to provide additional program supportHow to Book:Please fill out the Library ZooMobile Request Form and send it to our Reservations Associate, or you may fax it to 510-729-7324.
|Library Zoomobile Request Form|
An Education Specialist will bring the ZooMobile to your senior or retirement center and use small animals and animal artifacts to enrich the day. Focus on the amazing adaptations and habitats of these special animal ambassadors. Wonder why do hedgehogs have spines? Why are snakes missing their legs? Why do some lizards lose their tails? Join us as we explore the world of animal adaptations and how each habitat affects the animals that live there – and vice versa!
Best for: Ages 65 and better and suitable for senior centers, transitional living, and retirement communities.
Pricing & Program Details: $140 (1st 50-minute program), $105 for an additional program
Maximum 35 participants
How to Book: Please fill out the Senior ZooMobile Request Form and send it to our Reservations Associate , or you may fax it to 510-729-7324.
Make your child's next birthday a memorable one with a Birthday Party ZooMobile. Perfect for a small family gatherings and animal loving, future scientists! An education specialist will enhance this festive celebration by focusing on amazing adaptations with the help of some of our animal ambassadors. A ZooMobile party is fun, educational and entertaining for all!
Best for: Ages 4 and older and suitable at home birthdays, picnic sites, and schools (with approval of teacher & school).
Pricing & Program Details: $300 for members / $320 for non-members (50 min program)
Maximum 35 participants and includes party favors for 20 guests plus special present for birthday child
How to Book: Please fill out the Birthday ZooMobile Request Form and send it to our Reservations Associate , or you may fax it to 510-729-7324.
Community Event ZooMobile
Oakland Zoo strives to have a strong presence in the community and wants to be part of your next festival, science fair, or community event. Whether you are looking for an opportunity for guests to meet animals up close, a more formal group animal presentation, or a table with interactive, tabling activities our ZooMobile and Education Staff can be there to support the goal of the event and add to the overall experience.
Best for: All ages and suitable for tabling events, community festivals, science fairs, and other public events.
Pricing & Program Details: $500 (Max 3 hour meet and greet animal table) or $250 (50-minute large group animal presentation); $200 for an additional presentation or FREE* (Tabling Activities – no live animals) *Please note free activity tables are based on education staffing needs and are not guaranteed by request only.
How to Book: Please fill out the Community Event ZooMobile Request Form and send it to our Reservations Associate , or you may fax it to 510-729-7324.
All programs are available 7 days a week and start times are dependent on your location. Additional Zone Fees may apply to your location (please reference Zone Fees page for pricing). When animals are present, participants are permitted to touch the animals at the discretion of the education specialist. Children 3 years and younger require an adult's assistance when touching the animals.
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