Oakland Zoo is home to over 850 native and exotic animals. We encourage General Admission guests to purchase parking online, in advance, to save time at the entrance. Oakland Zoo members no longer need to reserve parking in advance. Upon arrival, General Admission guests will be asked to present their pre-purchased parking tickets to a 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.