Behind-the-Scenes Live and Interactive at Oakland Zoo

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!

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Your subscription makes a difference! Proceeds support Oakland Zoo during the COVID-19 closure.

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.

See what Behind the Scenes Live has in store for you.

20 Broadcasts a Month

Log in and go behind the scenes with us at 2:30pm, Monday–Friday, for a 20- to 30-minute live broadcast.

Animal Care Up Close

See how our animal keepers and veterinary hospital staff keep each animal happy and healthy.

Hosted by Michelle Myers

Before joining the Oakland Zoo family, Michelle hosted at the San Diego Zoo Kids Channel.

Animal Care

Find out what goes into caring for different species—from food and habitat needs to entertainment.

Animal Healthcare

Step inside our 17,000 square-foot Veterinary Hospital and see how we keep our animals healthy.

You're Helping

Your subscription supports Oakland Zoo animal care during the COVID-19 closure. Our animals thank you!


When do the live-streams take place?

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.

Is Behind-the-Scenes Live for all ages?

Yes! All our live-stream content will be for all ages, and for the whole family to enjoy.

Do we get to see the schedule each week?

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.

Can I send questions in advance?

No, since this is a live broadcast, questions can only be submitted during the show.

Do I have to watch at 2:30pm (PST)? What if I've missed it?

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.

What does the money go to from my subscription?

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.

Is my subscription tax deductible?

Your donation is not tax deductible.

Do Oakland Zoo members receive a discount?

Members get 30 days free, and then auto-renew for the discounted price of $9.95 each month after that.

Can I cancel my subscription at any time?

You can cancel any time before your next billing cycle begins. There will be no refunds for a partial month.