Event Venues

***Please note, we are not taking any new reservations for event venues for the rest of the 2021 season to re-evaluate and make some improvements to our digital rental system and venues. Thank you so much for your patience. We are eager to aid you in hosting your event at Oakland Zoo very soon!***

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Go wild for your birthday! Whether you're looking for a picnic-style party or an educational birthday party program, Oakland Zoo offers a variety of fun party packages.

Overview

Rides Area Birthdays

40 People

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Education Birthdays

20–40 People

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

ZooMobile Birthdays

30 People

50 minutes

Marian Zimmer Auditorium

Marian Zimmer Auditorium

Located on the lower level of Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education is the spacious Marian Zimmer Auditorium. This site is perfect for business meetings, family get-togethers, and other special events.

Overview

Maximum Capacity

100 People

Rental Hours

8:00 a.m.–12:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. (Youth Events)

(3 hour minimum rental)

Booking Window

6 Weeks in Advance

Snow Building

Snow Building

Located at the top of the hill near the Main Entrance, the Snow Building offers a spectacular view of the bay, making it perfect for weddings or other family get-togethers.

Overview

Maximum Capacity

175 People Seated

250 Standing

Minimum Rental Period

5 Hours

Weekday Hours

8:00 a.m.–12:30 a.m.

8:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. (Youth Events)

Weekend Hours

10:00 a.m.–12:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. (Youth Events)

Booking Window

6 Weeks in Advance

Picnic Sites

Picnic Sites

Want to bring a picnic lunch? You can use any of the picnic tables or benches inside the Zoo, or spread out a blanket in the meadow. Have an event coming up? Reserve one of our picnic sites.

Overview

Lion Lookout

Clorox Wildlife Theater

Clorox Wildlife Theater

**Temporarily Closed** From family overnights, concerts, and performances to ZooCamps and ZooSchool, the amphitheater is home to programs for kids, families, and schools alike.

Events