Your donations ensure the health and well-being of Zoo animals, enable our community education, and fortify our conservation work locally and globally. Every gift makes a difference here at Your Zoo.
A gift in honor or in memory of a special person or occasion is always a thoughtful way to express your sentiments. We will send a letter to the person(s) you specify to let them know of your donation. We do not disclose the gift amount. We will also send you a receipt.
Please have your credit card handy and phone our Development Department at:
(510) 632-9525 x 154
Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you leave a message after hours, we will return the call.
How to Donate by Mail
Print and complete our donation form, and mail it with your check to:
P.O. Box 5238
Oakland, CA 94605
Friends of the Wild members contribute a significant amount to our annual operating budget. Whether we’re running a bustling schedule of classes at the Zoo or preparing over 2,000 pounds of animal food a week, we couldn’t do it without our special Friends of the Wild. These members enjoy a long list of benefits—listed below—including free annual admission for four adults and four children that is transferable to friends and family. To become a member, donate $1,000 or more, and enjoy a wide range of benefits.
Four Adults, Age 18 or Older and
up to Four Children, Age 17 and Younger
362 days a year
362 days a year
10% at the Gift Shop
Special Event Tickets
Discounted admission to over 125 zoos and aquariums nationwide
Evening at the Zoo
Donor Board in Flamingo Plaza
We make it easy to include Oakland Zoo in your plans. For more information, contact us.
Take action for wildlife. Learn how you and your family you can help wildlife and our environment—at Oakland Zoo, in the Bay Area, and around the world.
Lend a loving hand by adopting an animal and becoming part of our growing Zoo Parent family.
Purchasers of custom tiles at California Trail can use the maps below to find the location of their tiles.
Step 1: Look up the name of the person who purchased the tile in the Directory.
Step 2: Next to that name you’ll see the location and grid coordinates of the tile.
Step 3: Open the corresponding wall map, and use the grid coordinates to find your tile.
Call Heather Baker at (510) 632-9525 x 158 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to everyone who purchased tiles and helped us complete our fundraising for California Trail. Please Note: We are no longer offering tiles.