Friends of the Wild

Friends of the Wild 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 donors enjoy our most generous benefits, including free daytime admission for four adults and four children that is transferable to friends and family, with no advance reservations required. 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 with no advance reservations required 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 Daytime Admission

Year round

Free Parking

Year round

Summer Early Entry

Memorial Day–Labor Day

Discounts

Gift shop

ZooCamp

Education programs

Special event tickets

Reciprocal Benefits

Discounted admission to over 125 zoos and aquariums nationwide

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Impact Stories

Exclusive stories about the impact of your giving

Recognition

Annual recognition in Oakland Zoo's Impact Report

Special Invitations

Previews and special experiences

Friends of the Wild receptions

Docent-Led Tour

Tour opportunity for up to four people

Animals Behind the Scenes

Behind-the-scenes animal experience opportunity for up to six people

Lunch with Zoo Leadership

Invitation to lunch for two people

Hosted by Oakland Zoo’s CEO or other executive leader(s)

Personalized Benefits

Exclusive benefits, personalized to your interests