Due to county regulations and in the interest of keeping our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals safe, Arroyo Viejo Creek Cleanups have been canceled through the end of the year. Come volunteer at Oakland Zoo's Arroyo Viejo Creek! Volunteers work on a variety of tasks and all projects are 100% outdoors!
Calling all ghosts, goblins, and witches - join us for Boo at the Zoo! Due to its popularity, we are extending Boo at the Zoo to four weekends in October. Grab a program as you enter the Zoo and follow the clues on our self-guided scavenger hunt to find all the trick-or-treating animals hidden throughout the Zoo. Remember to dress in costume when you visit and tag Oakland Zoo on social media to enter our Halloween costume contest!
*TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT FOR THIS EVENT!* Enjoy the rare opportunity to place food around habitats before the animals go out for the day. Place produce for the elephants, hide seeds for the baboons, spread snacks for the sun bears, or toss treats around the grizzly yard. Also this year, the opportunity to feed a giraffe!
As daunting as the environmental challenge is, we all have the ability to make change happen. Want to take the lead and do something inspiring? Become an Earth Agent Family! Earth Agents is a grassroots effort to engage our communities in helping our planet, empowering families with knowledge, tools, and the ability to inspire others in creating healthy habitats. Stay tuned for details about 2021!
(Temporarily unavailable) Hop, dance or stroll on over and join us for a family-friendly event like no other. See our upcoming list and plan to be a part of the fun.
(Temporarily unavailable) Grab your tent, sleeping bag, your family, and a few friends, and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo. This unique program includes dinner, nighttime and morning activities, live animal presentations, s'mores, and a hot morning breakfast! This program is available to all families with children ages 4 and up. If you love nature, the Zoo, camping, and fun then this is the perfect program for you!
This wildly popular, family-friendly experience is back with hundreds of new, larger-than-life animal lanterns throughout the Zoo. Each lantern tells the story of the ongoing journey of wildlife, the importance of every species on our planet, and Oakland Zoo's commitment to conservation.
(Currently Closed) How would you like to see grizzly bears at night? Or hear wolves howling after dark? Oakland Zoo-Fari at the California Trail Clorox Foundation Overnight Experience offers an urban camping experience with after-dark activities, fun, and learning. This program is available to all families with children ages 8 and up.
DUE TO COVID-19, IN PERSON EDUCATION PROGRAMS ARE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR UPDATES. 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. Most exhibits and areas of the Zoo are accessible to these tours. Reservations for docent tours must be made 2-3 weeks in advance.
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!
Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Each program includes a mini zoo tour, craft, games, animal close-up, and snack.
ZooMobile programs are Temporarily Unavailable. Please check back for updates. 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!