From the Tiger Trek rollercoaster and the Conservation Carousel to the Oakland Zoo Express Train to Wild Australia, we have many rides that are tons of fun!

Unlimited Rides Wristbands available at $20 for General Admission & $15 for Oakland Zoo Members.
*$7.50 after 3pm for Oakland Zoo Members only from May 25 - September 2.

Discounted ticket books available at $45 for 16 tickets.

See current Rides hours on our Admission page

Soaring Wings ride

Fly high like an eagle and glide like a condor in your favorite avian plane. Soar high, take in the view, and enjoy your flight!
Tickets: 1
Height Requirements: 36"-58"

conservation carousel ride

Enjoy a leisurely ride with some of the world's most amazing animals on the Conservation Carousel. The "wildlife" you ride with need our help, and your ticket purchase goes to support endangered animals in the wild.
Tickets: 1
Height Requirements: Under 42" must be accompanied by an adult (Adults stand free when supervising child under 42'')

Express Train Ride


Take a trip back to 1922 through Oakland Zoo’s history before you make it to your final destination of Wild Australia. View wallaroos, wallabies, and emu from the train and enjoy the stunning views of the Bay Area.
Tickets: 2 (children under 2 are free)
Height Requirements: Under 48" must ride with an adult

Roaring Racers Ride

Want to go fast like a cheetah, a gazelle, or even an ostrich? Race in style in your favorite speedster!
Tickets: 1
Height Requirements: Must be between 36"-54"

Tiger Trek Ride

This ride will thrill kids and adults alike. Loads of twists, turns, and all around fun; this kiddie coaster will give you a roaring good time. Hang onto your tail!
Tickets: 1
Height Requirements: Children between 36"-48" must ride with an adult or be 48" or more to ride alone

Sky Ride

Take a ride on the open air adventure chair! This classic 20-minute, round-trip ride gives you aerial views of animals and the Zoo. Please note: The Sky Ride is located inside the Zoo and requires entry into the Zoo.
Tickets: 2 (or $5)
Height Requirements: Children must be 16 and older and 58” or over to ride without an adult

Chow Time


Safari Café

The Safari Café is located in the Rides area. The menu offers fresh cheesy pizza, soft served ice cream, salty pretzels and cold beverages to enjoy before or after a ride on the Oakland Zoo train.

Hours: 12:00PM - 5:00PM