Launching April 2, 2020, Behind-the-Scenes Live takes you inside Oakland Zoo five times a week! You’ll see animals up-close and personal, and meet the amazing animal keepers and veterinarians who care for them. Here's the best part—you can ask questions and get answers in real time!
Behind-the-Scenes Live allows our guests and members to enjoy the Zoo from home, and support the Zoo during the COVID-19 closure. We are grateful for your subscription, and are thrilled to bring the Zoo into your home during this unprecedented and uncertain time for everyone.
Log in and go behind the scenes with us at 2:30pm, Monday–Friday, for a 20- to 30-minute live broadcast.
See how our animal keepers and veterinary hospital staff keep each animal happy and healthy.
Before joining the Oakland Zoo family, Michelle hosted at the San Diego Zoo Kids Channel.
Find out what goes into caring for different species—from food and habitat needs to entertainment.
Step inside our 17,000 square-foot Veterinary Hospital and see how we keep our animals healthy.
Your subscription supports Oakland Zoo animal care during the COVID-19 closure. Our animals thank you!
Behind-the-Scenes Live launches on April 2 and will broadcast on weekdays, Monday - Friday at 2:30pm (PST). Each Behind-the-Scenes Live broadcast is 20 - 30 minutes in length.
Yes! All our live-stream content will be for all ages, and for the whole family to enjoy.
Yes! We will post a schedule for the upcoming five show topics once you subscribe to the service. Please note that Zoo locations and animal focus for upcoming shows is subject to change.
No, since this is a live broadcast, questions can only be submitted during the show.
The live-streams air at 2:30pm PST but each broadcast will be archived so subscribers can log in later to access a previous broadcast at their leisure.
All proceeds go to supporting the Zoo during the “shelter in place" COVID-19 closure. We are grateful for your support in subscribing, as the COVID-19 closure has caused a financial crisis for Oakland Zoo.
Your donation is not tax deductible.
Members get 30 days free, and then auto-renew for the discounted price of $9.95 each month after that.
You can cancel any time before your next billing cycle begins. There will be no refunds for a partial month.