Mark your calendar because it’s Member Appreciation Month! You are a valued part of our Oakland Zoo community and we appreciate your support.
What you can look forward to during Member Appreciation Month:
ENJOY ON-SITE OFFERS & DISCOUNTS
Visit us throughout the month of September and enjoy member-exclusive discounts and offers.
$5 off Rides Ticket Books! (Regularly $37, now $32 for Oakland Zoo members during September). Show your membership card at the Rides Area ticket booth to take advantage of this special offer.
Sunrise Scientists – Nature Journaling! Visit the event page to register for this member-only program, hosted by our Education department through September on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:15am – 10:45am. No advanced Zoo admission reservations required for participation in Sunrise Scientists.
Exclusive Trading Card for Oakland Zoo members! Have you started your Oakland Zoo Trading Card collection? If not, September is a great time to start with our member-exclusive Trading Card! Available only to Oakland Zoo Members in September at all entrance windows at the Zoo. Show your membership card and ask for a remarkable Western Pond Turtle Trading Card.
ENTER TO WIN A BEHIND-THE-SCENES EXPERIENCE!
We are excited to offer the opportunity for some lucky member families to win Behind the Scenes (BTS) experiences with our animal residents here at Oakland Zoo! During your BTS experience, you may get to see off-exhibit holdings or see animals closer than ever before.
There are four free prize drawings (one drawing per week). Fill out each week’s form for your chance to win! You may enter to win each of the four experiences, but please only submit one entry per membership per weekly drawing. These experiences are pre-scheduled, so check your availability before you enter. Minimum age requirements are for human and animal health and safety. See forms and information below for additional terms & conditions.
Week 1 – Aldabra Tortoises – Sunday 9/3/2023 at 10:30am (up to 10 attendees, 2+ age requirement; loud guests and children will be removed to avoid scaring the animals) - This prize drawing is now closed.
Week 2 – Zebra – Saturday, 9/9/2023 at 1:00pm(up to 6 attendees, any age, but children under 2 must be held in arms the entire time; loud guests and children will be removed to avoid scaring the animals) - This prize drawing is now closed.
Week 3 – Giraffe – Sunday 9/17/2023 at 11:30am (up to 20 attendees, any age, but children under 2 must be held in arms the entire time; loud guests and children will be removed to avoid scaring the animals) - This prize drawing is now closed.
Week 4 – Bison – Sunday 9/24/2023 at 1:30pm (up to 6 attendees; 2+ age requirement; loud guests and children will be removed to avoid scaring the animals) - This prize drawing is now closed.
SHOP AT THE COLUMBIA EMPLOYEE STORE IN RICHMOND AND SAVE BIG!
Oakland Zoo members are invited to shop at the Columbia Sportswear Employee Store, September 1 – October 1, 2023 only!
What the Employee Store has to offer:
Exclusive EMPLOYEE discount, meaning items are marked with the Columbia Sportswear employee price (40 – 60% below regular retail pricing)
Store is stocked with current season products from Columbia’s family of brands - Columbia, Mountain Hardwear, SOREL, and prAna
What to bring to access Columbia Employee Store in Richmond: