Plan Your Visit

Oakland Zoo is home to over 850 native and exotic animals. We encourage guests and members to purchase or reserve parking online, in advance, while purchasing or reserving admission tickets. Upon arrival, you will be asked to present your pre-purchased or pre-reserved parking ticket to your cashier (Do not leave it in your car). If you do not have a parking ticket when you arrive, you will be asked to purchase one prior to entry. You might be directed to the Zoo’s Lower Entrance to purchase or reserve parking, depending on our parking situation at the time. We encourage our guests to alleviate traffic and parking challenges around the Zoo by taking public transportation or ride-share services.