Admission

Oakland Zoo is the perfect destination for a day trip with your family. Learn about wildlife conservation, see amazing animals, or attend one of our many interactive and educational programs.

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–4:30 pm

Gondola

10:00 am–5:00 pm (last ride up)

 Included with park admission

Adventure Landing Rides

11:00 am–5:00 pm

Petting Yard

In Children's Zoo

10:00 am–4:00 pm

Weekend and Holiday Hours

Weekends and Holidays

Park Hours

Entry

9:30 am–4:30 pm

Gondola

9:30 am–5:00 pm (last ride up)

Included with park admission

Adventure Landing Rides

10:00 am–5:00 pm

Petting Yard

In Children's Zoo

10:00 am–4:00 pm

Closed

Holidays

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

Annual Fundraiser: Walk in the Wild (June 27, 2020)

Come See us

Discounts Available for Seniors, Military Families and Groups

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

Military Families

Current Military ID Required

Under 2

Ages 2–14

Ages 15–64

Ages 65–75

Ages 76 and over 

Car parking fee

Bus parking fee

Free

$15.00

$18.00

$15.00

Free

$10.00

$15.00

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

The Gondola ride is FREE with paid admission.

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

Membership

Parking Tips

Parking costs $10 at the Zoo.

Upon arrival, please take a parking ticket and pay with your admission to the Zoo at the admissions booths. Members may validate their parking tickets at the Membership booth. Keep your validated ticket until you exit the Zoo.

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

You can take the AC Transit Bus line 46 to the zoo. This line stops at Oakland Zoo hourly, roughly between 9:00am and 6:30pm daily. For exact times please visit the 46 Line schedule page on AC Transit's website.

About Group Reservations

Plan Your Group's Visit

Whether it's for a school, family, church, or organization, making a reservation insures your group admittance at a discounted rate. Plan ahead by visiting our website for upcoming events, maps, animal feedings and scavenger hunts. Once inside, you can explore the Zoo at your own pace. Visit our Rides Area, Children's Zoo, petting yard, and Gift Shop. Grab a bite to eat at one of our cafés and have lunch in the meadow while enjoying the sounds of nature. Take a ride on the gondola or the Sky Ride and enjoy the views.

Reservations

To make a reservation, download the Large Group Reservation Form. Submit a completed copy by email or by fax (510) 735-8840 at least 2 weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate bookings less than 2 weeks prior to the event.

Payment

Payment is due in full on the day of your visit. Do not send payments in advance. No refunds are given on group orders unless the Zoo closes. Please submit cancellations at least 31 days prior to your trip date. Your entire group must be present and check in together to receive the discounted group admission price.

Questions?

Please call (510) 632-9525, ext. 200 or email the Group Services department for more information.

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 or soft drink lids.

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.