Member Early Entry

Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend

9:00am - 10:00am

Free with valid Oakland Zoo membership. No reservation required!

Starting Saturday, May 27 through Monday, September 4, 2023, 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.

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.

Download on the App Store.

Get it on Google Play.

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

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