Friends of the Wild

Friends of the Wild members ensure the health and well-being of Oakland Zoo’s animals, enable meaningful community access and education, and fortify our conservation work locally and globally. These members enjoy our most generous benefits, including free annual admission for four adults and four children that is transferable to friends and family. Membership starts at $1,000.

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Friends of the Wild

Zoologist

$1,000—2,499

Curator

$2,500—4,999

Veterinarian

$5,000—9,999

Director

$10,000—24,999

Ambassador

$25,000 and Up

Zoologist

$1,000—2,499

Curator

$2,500—4,999

Veterinarian

$5,000—9,999

Director

$10,000—24,999

Ambassador

$25,000 and Up

Oakland Zoo Membership

Transferable membership for four adults, age 18 or older, and up to four children, age 17 and younger; can be used by any four adults and children in your absence

Free Admission

Year round

California Trail included

Free Parking

Year round

Summer Early Entry

Memorial Day–Labor Day

Enter 30 minutes before general public

Discounts

Gift shop

Birthday parties

ZooCamp

Education programs

Special event tickets

Reciprocal Benefits

Discounted admission to over 125 zoos and aquariums nationwide

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Stories and Recognition

Exclusive stories about the impact your giving makes

Annual recognition in Oakland Zoo's Impact Report

Special Event Invitations

Previews and special experiences

Friends of the Wild receptions

Impact Speaker Series

Complimentary admission for two

Docent-Led Tour

Free tour for up to six people

Animals Behind the Scenes

Exclusive behind-the-scenes animal experience for up to six people

Private Lunch and Zoo Tour

Hosted by Dr. Joel Parrott, CEO, Oakland Zoo

Private event for up to six people

Personalized Benefits

Exclusive benefits, personalized to your interests