Oakland Zoo Hosts One of the Largest Earth Day Events in the East Bay

Oakland Zoo
April 15, 2017

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, Oakland Zoo is hosting one of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the East Bay. From 10:00am – 3:00pm, more than fifty local environmental organizations are setting up booths and taking part in the family-friendly festivities. The public is invited to join the fun, while touring dozens of interactive Earth Stations throughout Oakland Zoo.

This Earth Day event is sponsored by Taiwan Tourism, the Heart of Asia and will include animal presentations, flying trapeze demonstrations by Trapeze Arts of West Oakland, a giant earth ball game, animal trivia, and two live concerts by Asheba. Additional highlights include making beaded necklaces that help people and chimpanzees in Africa, visiting with the East Bay Parks Mobile Fish Exhibit, and creating beautiful chalk art that illustrates our love of animals. Guests may donate an old cell phone for a free train ride. Recycling your cell phone helps conserve the habitat of great apes in Africa.

“Earth Day has been celebrated for over forty-five years and in nearly 200 countries and Oakland Zoo is proud to again be producing one of the largest Earth Day events in the East Bay. It is our pleasure to bring together our visitors and community to connect with over fifty wildlife and nature-based organizations. We hope our guests have a ball while learning that each of us truly matter, and that we can all take action for wildlife,” said Amy Gotliffe, Conservation Director at Oakland Zoo.

Entertainment aside, this day-long event is an opportunity for families to connect with nature and their favorite animals. Action for Wildlife is at the heart of Oakland Zoo’s conservation efforts. Come find out how everyone can take action to help wildlife around the planet.

All ages are welcome for a day of interactive learning and animal inspired fun. The 2017 Earth Day event at Oakland Zoo is included with regular Zoo admission (\$15.75 for children/seniors; \$19.75 for adults; parking \$10.00). Bring a used ink cartridge or cell phone to recycle and receive a free train ride.

Children’s Zoo Clorox Wildlife Theater (Located in the Children’s Zoo)

11:00am Asheba Concert!

11:30am Live Animal Encounters with Oakland Zoo docents

12:45pm Live Animal Encounters with Oakland Zoo docents

1:00pm Asheba Concert!

Adventures in the Meadow

11:30am Giant Earth Ball Games for Little Kids

12:00pm Wild Trapeze show with Trapeze Arts

1:30pm Giant Earth Ball Games for Big Kids

2:00pm Wild Trapeze show with Trapeze Arts

Oakland Zoo is thrilled to welcome the following organizations to Earth Day:

Action for Wildlife (Oakland Zoo)

Animals Asia

Africa Matters


Bay Area Air Quality Management District

Bear League

CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

California Wolf Center

Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education

Cheetah Conservation Fund

CLEAR Project

Das Bus Photo Booth

Disney Nature Films

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR

Drawing on Earth: Chalk Art

East Bay Regional Parks - Mobile Fish Exhibit

East Bay SPCA

Felidae Conservation Fund

Girl Scouts of Northern California: Camp Rocks

Golden Gate Organics

Imperfect Produce

International Bird Rescue

KQEDLEWA Wildlife Conservancy

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue

Mountain Lion Foundation

Oakland Zoo Education

Oakland Zoo Teens vs Trash

Oakland Zoo California Trail

Palomacy Pigeon and Dove Adoptions

Ploughshares Nursery

Project Coyote

Renewal by Anderson

Rising Sun Energy Center

River Otter Ecology Project

Seafood Watch

Snow Leopard Conservancy


Sulfur Creek Nature Center

Taiwan Tourism Bureau

Tony La Russa’s ARF

Trapeze Arts

Uganda Carnivore Program

Ventana Wildlife Society

Wild Birds Unlimited


World Progress Now

Young Living Essential Oils

Quarters for Conservation

About Oakland Zoo

The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide; with 25¢ from each ticket donated to support conservation partners and programs around the world. The California Trail, a transformational project that more than doubles our size, opens in 2018, and will further our commitment to animal care, education, and conservation with a focus on this state's remarkable native wildlife. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks.