Hours and Pricing

Advanced ticket reservations required. For more information please visit our Tickets page.

In the event of inclement weather, the Zoo and/or gondola may be forced to close.
TicketsAdmission FeesClosure InfoDirectionsZoo MapFeeding TimesParking Tips
Weekday Hours
Monday–Friday
Park Hours


General Entry: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Member Afternoons (no reservations required) 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Please Note: All Guests Must Exit by 4:30 pm
Gondola

10:00 am–3:15 pm (last ride up)

Included with park admission

Rides

11:00 am–4:15 pm

Last tickets sold at 4:00 pm

Train line closes at 3:45 pm

Petting Yard

(in Children's Zoo)

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Habitarium

11:00 am–3:00 pm

Illegal Wildlife Trade Exhibit

12:00 pm–3:00 pm

Skyride

Closed

Weekend and Holiday Hours
Weekends and Holidays
Park Hours


General Entry: 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Member Afternoons (no reservations required) 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Please Note: All Guests Must Exit by 4:30 pm
Gondola

10:00 am–3:15 pm (last ride up)

Included with park admission

Rides

11:00 am–4:15 pm

Last tickets sold at 4:00 pm

Train line closes at 3:45 pm

Petting Yard

(in Children's Zoo)

10:00 am–4:00 pm

Habitarium

11:00 am–3:00 pm

Illegal Wildlife Trade Exhibit

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Skyride

11:00 am–4:00 pm

Come See Us

Admission Fees and Dates Closed or Closing Early

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.

We offer a discount to military members and families. See below for details.

Closed or Early Closures

Dates Closed/Closing Early

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12/8
Glowfari closed due to rain (Zoo open for daytime admission)

12/24
Zoo early closure for Christmas Eve (3pm), Glowfari closed

12/25 Zoo closed (daytime and Glowfari) for Christmas Day

For more Glowfari information please click here.

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 at the Zoo costs $10 per vehicle for General Admission guests. Parking is free for Oakland Zoo Members.

We encourage guests to purchase (GA) or reserve (Members) parking online, in advance, while purchasing or reserving admission tickets.

Upon arrival, you will be asked to present your pre-purchased or pre-reserved parking ticket. If you do not have a parking ticket when you arrive, you will be directed to the Zoo’s Lower Entrance to purchase or reserve parking.

We encourage our guests to alleviate traffic and parking challenges around the Zoo by taking public transportation or ride-share services.

Taking the Bus to Oakland Zoo

The direct route to Oakland Zoo, Line 46, is temporarily suspended. 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.

*Be advised, there is a half-mile walk from our main gate to the entrance of the Zoo.  If assistance is required, please consult with the Public Safety staff located at the main gate.  Accommodations are available for those with disabilities.

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, or sprawl out in the meadow. Outside alcohol is not permitted to be brought the zoo. For the safety of the animals, the Zoo does not provide straws.

Military/Veteran Discount

Military members and veterans can save 25% on adult/child/senior general admission daytime tickets purchased for themselves and their immediate family members (i.e. spouse, child, parent, sibling). You will be required to show military ID or some other proof of affiliation along with your tickets at the main entrance.

Visit our regular daytime general admission ticket webstore, select the tickets you want at full price, then enter discount code OZMIL0722 on the Cart page.

There is no military discount on memberships or special events.

Mobile Zoo App

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

Service Dogs are 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.

Other Pets are 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