Final Live Show - June 10

Behind-the-Scenes - Live & Interactive! at Oakland Zoo

Our last Behind the Scenes – Live & Interactive! broadcast will be on June 10th, as we are now in planning stages of re-opening Oakland Zoo once again. While we are sorry we won’t be able to engage with you through our daily interactive show, we are very excited to see you here at the Zoo – live and in person, very soon!

While our exact date to re-open to the public is yet to be determined, we expect to welcome you, your friends, and family back sometime this summer. We are busy planning with all Zoo departments on precautionary measures and protocols for the health and safety of our guests, staff and animals. We promise to keep you updated in the coming weeks.

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Your subscription STILL makes a difference! Proceeds support Oakland Zoo during the COVID-19 closure.

Behind the Scenes – Live & Interactive! allows you to experience the Zoo from home and support the animals during the COVID-19 closure. YES, you can still subscribe anytime before June 10, but depending on when you subscribe (or renew your existing subscription, there will be no pro-rated charges for less than 30 days of service. That means, if you sign up or renew anytime between now and June 10, you will be charged for the full month. We are grateful for your subscription and are thrilled to bring the Zoo to you, at home.

See what Behind the Scenes – Live & Interactive! has in store for you.

Every Weekday thru 6/10

Log in and go behind the scenes with us at 2:30pm, Monday–Friday, for a 20- to 30-minute live broadcast.

Animal Care Up Close

See how our animal keepers and veterinary hospital staff keep each animal happy and healthy.

Hosted by Michelle Myers

Before joining the Oakland Zoo family, Michelle hosted at the San Diego Zoo Kids Channel.

Production Team

Meet Chris Hanawalt, Reuben Maness, Daniel Flynn, and Isabella Linares—the Oakland Zoo crew that brings the show to life.

Animal Healthcare

Step inside our 17,000 square-foot Veterinary Hospital and see how we keep our animals healthy.

You're Helping

Your subscription supports Oakland Zoo animal care during the COVID-19 closure. Our animals thank you!

Coming Up on Behind the Scenes – Live & Interactive!


Monkeying Around

June 4, 2020 2:30 PM

Join us in the Tropical Rainforest as we get to know more about our squirrel monkey gang.


Vet Tales

June 5, 2020 2:30 PM

Get the latest updates on what's going on at the Vet Hospital


Leaping Lemurs

June 8, 2020 2:30 PM

Learn all about lemur adaptations and what makes their hierarchy so successful


*Last Broadcast* Goodbye to BTS!

June 10, 2020 2:30 PM

Join us in closing out the show at our Grizzly Bear Pool. Thank you all for your support!


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