Are you a current Oakland Zoo member? Advanced reservations are currently required for member visits. Learn more »

Are you considering becoming an Oakland Zoo Member? Membership is a great way to show your support for Oakland Zoo and is a great value! A Zoo membership pays for itself in as few as two visits. Please note: member reservations often sell out before general admission tickets for the same date and time. If you are planning to visit the Zoo on a specific date, we recommend purchasing GA tickets then upgrading to a membership after your visit. Please see below for details about membership benefits and options.

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, Age 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**


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Friends of the Wild Donors

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 with no advance reservations required.

Admission Upgrade to Membership

Looking to upgrade from single day admissions tickets to a membership? Visit this page to submit your request to upgrade. Only tickets for the individuals that will be covered by your new membership benefits can be applied towards membership fees and your request to upgrade must be submitted within 7 days of your visit.

*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.

Did you receive a call from us regarding your Membership renewal? If you have any questions please contact our Telemarketing Manager, Lloyd Kandasammy, by phone at (877) 936-2344.
If you have questions about Zoo Membership, please contact our Membership Office by phone at at (510) 632-9525 x160 or by email.

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