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Oakland Zoo is open and we can’t wait to welcome our members back! We have some new protocols and restrictions you should be aware of when you visit. Learn more and reserve your timed ticket for free admission here.

Not a member yet? Join today and receive benefits all year long.

Give the Gift of Membership
Give a gift of year-round fun and adventure with an Oakland Zoo membership. You’ll enjoy the saving with this special offer and your gift recipient will enjoy great benefits all year long!
Please note: Members enjoy discounted tickets to special events, including Glowfari, open select nights November 20-January 17.

About Membership


Free Daytime Admission*

Year Round

Free Parking

Year Round

Summer Early Entry

Memorial Day–Labor Day


10% at the Gift Shop

Birthday Parties


Education Programs

Special Event Tickets

Reciprocal Benefits

Discounted admission to over 125 zoos and aquariums nationwide

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Membership Packages


Individual Membership

One Adult, Age 18 or Older


Dual Membership

Two Adults, Age 18 or Older

Two Named Cardholders
One Named Cardholder and One Guest**


Family Membership

Two Adults, Age 18 or Older and

up to Four Children, Ages 2 - 17

Two Named Cardholders and Four Children
No Guest Option Available


Family Plus Membership

Three Adults, Age 18 or Older and

up to Four Children, Age 2 - 17

Three Named Cardholders
and Four Children
Two Named Cardholders,
Four Children, and One Guest**


Family Deluxe Membership
(formerly Sustaining)

Four Adults, Age 18 or Older and

up to Four Children, Age 2 - 17

Four Named Cardholders
and Four Children
Three Named Cardholders,
Four Children, and One Guest**
Two Named Cardholders,
Four Children, and Two Guests**

Important Note: When your gift is loaded in your Cart, be sure to enter your discount code and click 'Apply' before completing your purchase.

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Joining or renewing your Friends of the Wild membership? Visit this page to complete your donation and enjoy the most generous benefits the Zoo offers, including transferable admission benefits.

*About Daytime Admission

Free admission is subject to ticket availability and currently requires advance reservations. The Zoo may be forced to close in the event of inclement weather or any events that cause unsafe conditions for guests or staff.

**About Guests

Some of our members want to be able to bring an adult guest with them on each visit—here's our solution. Leave one of the adults on your membership unnamed and bring a guest with you on every visit. Please note that a separate physical guest card is not issued and that by leaving an adult unnamed, our staff will know that you have chosen the guest option. A named cardholder must be present for your guest to be able to enter the Zoo at no additional cost. This option is available for Dual, Family Plus, and Family Deluxe Memberships only.

Do you have a caretaker?

If your nanny, caretaker, or another adult, visits the Zoo and their name does not appear on the membership card, the entire party—including children—will be required to pay for admission. We suggest that you name the caretaker as the third person on a Family Plus or Family Deluxe Membership package. Membership cards are not transferable.

If you have questions about Zoo Membership, please contact our Membership Office by email or call us at (510) 632-9525 x160.

All Zoo membership sales are final. All sales, including gift memberships, are non-refundable and non-transferable.