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 FeesDirectionsZoo MapFeeding TimesParking Tips
Weekday Hours
Monday–Friday
Park Hours

Entry: 10:00 am–2:30 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 Area

11:00 am–4:15 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



Weekend and Holiday Hours
Weekends and Holidays
Park Hours

Entry: 10:00 am–2:30 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 Area

11:00 am–4:15 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

Closed

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Zoo closes early (3pm) on Christmas Eve

January 3rd (For Maintenance)

January 4th (For Maintenance)

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

Group Reservations

Book your school or community group visit at a discounted rate! Click here for details.

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. 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

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.