Plan Your Visit


Oakland Zoo is home to over 750 native and exotic animals. Our newest attraction, California Trail, features a stunning Gondola ride, 8 new animal habitats, The Landing Café with sweeping views of the Bay Area, and more!

Due to the popularity of the Zoo, particularly on weekends and holidays, our limited parking fills quickly between the hours of 10:30am to 2:00pm. If you arrive between these hours, please understand that parking may not be possible on Zoo grounds. We encourage our guests to alleviate traffic and parking challenges around the Zoo by taking public transportation, ride-share services, or arriving early morning or after 2:00pm.

If, upon your arrival, parking onsite is at capacity and you are directed to park outside Zoo grounds, please be courteous and considerate to our neighbors. Please do not litter or park your vehicle blocking driveways or roads. Sidewalks are not available on all streets, please use caution when on foot. On busy days, we will make every effort to provide shuttle service from the Zoo entrance gate to our ticketing areas. Thank you for your understanding.