Admission


Attention guests: Oakland Zoo will be CLOSED December 7th through January 4, due to Alameda County's Stay-At-Home order.While we are sad to be closing our doors, we know it is only temporary and we are happy to do our part to keep our community healthy. If you have tickets to visit the Zoo during our closure, either during daytime hours or to experience Glowfari, we will reach out via email in the coming weeks to reschedule your current reservation to visit Oakland Zoo. For more information please visit our
Closure page.

In the event of inclement weather, the Zoo may be forced to close. Call (510) 632-9525 to reach the General Zoo Information line. The gondola may need to close due to wind, lightning, or other weather.
TicketsAdmission FeesDirectionsZoo MapFeeding TimesParking Tips
Weekday Hours
Monday–Friday
Park Hours

Entry: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Please Note: Zoo Closes at 5:00 pm
Gondola

10:00 am–4:15 pm (last ride up)

Included with park admission

Adventure Landing Rides

Temporarily Closed

Petting Yard

(in Children's Zoo)

Temporarily Closed

Weekend and Holiday Hours
Weekends and Holidays
Park Hours

Entry: 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Please Note: Zoo Closes at 5:00 pm
Gondola

10:00 am–4:15 pm (last ride up)

Included with park admission

Adventure Landing Rides

Temporarily Closed

Petting Yard

(in Children's Zoo)

Temporarily Closed

Closed

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Annual Fundraiser: Walk in the Wild

Zoo closes early (3pm) on Christmas Eve

Come See Us

Admission Fees

Individuals and Families

Admission and Parking Fees

General Public

Under 2

Ages 2–14

Ages 15–64

Ages 65–75

Ages 76 and over 

Car parking fee

Bus parking fee

Free

$20.00

$24.00

$20.00

Free

$10.00

$15.00

The Gondola ride is FREE with paid admission.

Did you know there's another option for Zoo admission? Consider a membership.

Groups of 12 or More

Group Admission Fees

With a Reservation

Under 2

Ages 2–14

Ages 15–64

Ages 65–75

Ages 76 and over 

Car parking fee

Bus parking fee

Free

$15.00

$19.00

$15.00

Free

$10.00

$15.00

Without a Reservation

Under 2

Ages 2–14

Ages 15–64

Ages 65–75

Ages 76 and over 

Car parking fee

Bus parking fee

Free

$16.00

$20.00

$16.00

Free

$10.00

$15.00

Parking Tips

Parking costs $10 at the Zoo.

Upon arrival, please take you parking voucher to any cashier for processing. There is no need to leave your voucher in your car or use it to exit the Zoo. Members may validate their parking voucher at any ticket window; there is no need to visit the Membership booth for processing.

Due to the popularity of the Zoo, particularly on weekends and holidays, our limited parking fills quickly between the hours of 10:30am to 2:00pm. If you arrive between these hours, please understand that parking may not be possible on Zoo grounds. We encourage our guests to alleviate traffic and parking challenges around the Zoo by taking public transportation, ride-share services, or arriving early morning or after 2:00pm.

If, upon your arrival, parking onsite is at capacity and you are directed to park outside Zoo grounds, please be courteous and considerate to our neighbors. Please do not litter or park your vehicle blocking driveways or roads. Sidewalks are not available on all streets, please use caution when on foot. On busy days, we will make every effort to provide shuttle service from the Zoo entrance gate to our ticketing areas. Thank you for your understanding.

Taking the Bus to Oakland Zoo

The direct route to Oakland Zoo, Line 46, is temporarily suspended as of August, 2020. Line 46L is available on weekdays only, which drops off right outside the Zoo on Mountain Blvd. & Golf Links Rd.

This line stops outside Oakland Zoo hourly, roughly between 6:45am and 8:00pm. For exact times please visit the 46L Line schedule page on AC Transit's website.

Group Reservations

Due to the COVID pandemic, we are not able to honor group reservations at this time.

Quick Tips

Dining

Oakland Zoo features a variety of dining opportunities for the entire family. In addition to the food options inside the Zoo, visitors are welcome to use the picnic tables and benches, sprawl out in the meadow, or rent one of our picnic sites. Alcohol is not permitted at the zoo. For the safety of the animals, the Zoo does not provide straws.

Mobile Zoo App

Oakland Zoo's app features an interactive map, event news, planning info, and more. Download our app for Apple or Android.

Guests with Disabilities

Oakland Zoo welcomes individuals with disabilities and is committed to ensuring that the Zoo grounds, facilities and programs are accessible to all visitors. Although some of our pathways are steep and may be challenging, Oakland Zoo is wheelchair accessible. Download an ADA Accessibility Map of the Zoo. If you would like to make a reservation for a private cart-driven tour of the Zoo, please email our reservations associate. Reservation availability is limited, so please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

Private cart-driven tour : $35.00

Service Dogs Permitted

Individuals with disabilities may bring their service dogs to the Zoo. Download our Service Dog Policy for more information and a Service Dog Map to better understand where service dogs are allowed within the zoo.

Strollers and Wheelchairs

Strollers and Wheelchairs are available for rent at the Gift Shop.

Single Stroller: $9.00*

Double Stroller: $11.00*

*A $10.00 security deposit is required for each rental. The deposit is refundable upon return of the rental with original payment receipt.

Wheelchair :  $15.00*

*A $20.00 security deposit is required for each wheelchair. The deposit is refundable upon return of the rental with original payment receipt.

All Rentals are first come, first served.

Pets Not Allowed

Dogs or other pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds or in parking areas.

Plan your route to and through Oakland Zoo.

Directions

Address

Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 632-9525

Zoo Map

Taking the Bus to Oakland Zoo

You can take the AC Transit Bus line 46 to the zoo. This line stops at Oakland Zoo hourly, roughly between 9am and 6:30pm daily. For exact times please visit the 46 Line schedule page on AC Transit's website.