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Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend

July 15-31, 2024 | August 1-31, 2024 | September 1-2, 2024

9:00am - 10:00am

Free with valid Oakland Zoo membership. No reservation required!

Starting Saturday, May 25 through Monday, September 2, 2024, Oakland Zoo Members are invited to watch the Zoo wake up! See keepers finish their morning routines and watch the animals come out to find what treats await them!

Main entrance opens at 9:00am.

Gondola opens at 9:30am.

Returning for Summer 2024: Sunrise Scientist!

Brighten and enrich your morning by joining one of our Education Specialists for a guided experience in nature journaling (and receive a member-exclusive notebook while supplies last!) Capacity is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Click here to register!

Looking for more ways to add fun to your morning visit?  

Agents of Discovery

A high-tech option is Agents of Discovery - an augmented reality app that gets you active and engaged in learning about the Zoo. You become a top-secret agent, dedicated to solving mysteries about science. We recommend downloading the app and selecting Oakland Zoo mission before you leave home

Download on the App Store.

Get it on Google Play.

Oakland Summer Vibes Passport

Use the Vibemap app to visit the city’s most iconic attractions and earn points for a chance to win big prizes from the Zoo, our friends at Chabot Space & Science Center, Children's Fairyland, Oakland Museum of California, and Oakland Roots & Soul Sports Club.

Download on the App Store.

Get it on Google Play.

Or go low-tech with a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt!

Important reminders

Want to visit in the afternoon? Check out our new afternoon Rides discount, just for Members. More information here!

Give a book, take a book, and spread the love within our community – all year long!

Did you know? You can find a branch of the LittleFreeLibrary in the Children Zoo's Edna Mack Butterfly Garden! Give a book, take a book, and help us continue this sweet tradition of sharing the gift of word.