Family Activities

Special Tours

Docent Tours are provided to children (ages 5 and up) as well as adults. For our visitors with disabilities or physical challenges, our Docents provide tours with specially-equipped electric carts. Reservations for docent tours must be made 2-3 weeks in advance. *Please note that Docent Tours are available for the Lower Zoo only. The California Trail is not currently available for tours.

Veterinary Hospital Tours

Take your next Zoo visit to a whole new level by touring our state-of-the-art Veterinary Hospital. This behind-the-scenes tour will take you through a facility designed to accommodate all current and future animals at Oakland Zoo.

May 29, 2024 | June 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 2024 | July 3, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31, 2024 | August 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31, 2024
Age 5–Adult
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Zoo@Home allows you to experience all the educational opportunities from the comfort of your home! Continue where you left off at school with grade level appropriate activities and lessons. Safely enjoy nature and the outdoors while learning more about local wildlife. Learn all about the zoo animals and ask those questions you've always wondered. Even become a Jr. Zookeeper by creating enrichment for your pets at home. New content added weekly!

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Stay tuned for more dates in the fall! Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children ages 5-6 to have a fun and educational adventure at the Zoo. Each program includes a mini zoo tour, craft, games, and animal close-up.


Discover the Wonders of the World's Wildlife with a ZooMobile Program! Bring the zoo to you in a variety of ways. A myriad of ZooMobile outreach programs have been tailored to meet the needs of your group!

By Request
All Ages
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