Friends of the Wild ensure the wellbeing of Oakland Zoo’s resident animals, enable us to save wildlife locally and globally, and support meaningful community engagement and learning. Our closest circle of donors enjoy our most generous benefits, including free transferable daytime admission for four adults and four children. Giving starts at $1,000.
If renewing a Friends of the Wild gift, our team will connect your new donation to your existing membership and renew at the corresponding level.
Any four adults, age 18 or older, and four children, age 17 and younger
Free year-round daytime admission and free parking with no advanced reservations required
For four individuals:
Summer Early Entry (Memorial Day–Labor Day)
Glowfari Lantern Festival
Gift Shop, ZooCamp, Education programs, and select special events, such as Glowfari
Discounted admission at over 125 zoos and aquariums nationwide
In Oakland Zoo's Impact Report
To special experiences, previews, and Friends of the Wild receptions throughout the year
For up to four people so you can learn about the Zoo’s programs for animal wellbeing, conservation and rescue
Invitation for up to four people to experience the level of care we provide our resident animals and rescued wildlife