Family Sundown Safari

Outdoor Camping Overnight

Oakland Zoo


5:00 p.m.–10:00 a.m.

Members: $100/person
Non-members: $110/person

This program is temporarily unavailable.

About the Event

Grab your tent, sleeping bag, your family, and a few friends and get ready for an overnight adventure at Oakland Zoo. Families should arrive at 5:00 p.m. sharp to set up camp. Your overnight adventure begins with a pizza dinner and a chance to get to know your fellow campers. Next explore the Wayne and Gladys Valley Children’s Zoo on an exciting guided twilight tour with a special behind the scenes. Afterwards create enrichment treats for one of the Zoo’s specially selected animals. Head to the Wildlife Theater for an amazing show, and finish off around the campfire for s’mores before settling in for the night.

Wake up in the morning to the sound of the animals. After breakfast, have an up-close encounter with some education animals not on exhibit in the Zoo. Join your guide for a morning tour of the Zoo and finish off the experience by observing the animals enjoy your hand made treats created the night before. Return to camp to take down your tents and pack up your things, but feel free to stick around the Zoo since your program includes admission.


Reservation Information

Registration now open! To make a reservation download the Family Sundown Safari Registration form. Submit a completed copy via email or fax to (510)729-7324 at least 2 weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate bookings less than 2 weeks prior to the event.  

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation. Payment is due in full 2 weeks before your program date or your reservation will be cancelled. Additional participants can be added to your reservation up to 14 days before your program date.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than 31 days before your event date you will be refunded the full amount minus a $50.00cancellation fee. If it is less than 30 days, no refunds will be made.


For more information please call(510) 632-9525 ext. 220 or email the Education Reservations Associate.