9:00am - 10:00am
Free with valid Oakland Zoo membership. No reservation required!
Main entrance opens at 9:00am.
Gondola opens at 9:30am.
New for Summer 2023: Sunrise Scientists!
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!) Capacity is limited so pre-registration is required. See the registration page for more details!
Looking for another way to add fun to your morning visit?
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.
Or go low-tech with a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt!