School and Community Group Reservations

Book your group at a discounted rate!

Discounted Admission Rate

Adult (15-64): $19

Child (2-14): $15

Senior (65-75): $15

Senior 76+: Free admission

Parking: $12 per car* / $20 per bus

*No more than 20 cars per reservation

Environmental education is at the core of our mission at Oakland Zoo and our goal is to make that connection to conservation more accessible to groups in our community. Whether it’s with a school, youth group, church, or other non-profit organization, making a reservation ensures your group admittance on a specific date and offers a discounted rate. Once inside, you can explore the Zoo at your own pace!

Who is qualified?

Open to all ages who are interested in visiting with a school, community group, and non-profit groups of 12 individuals or more.

Does your school qualify for Title 1 funds?

Email for eligibility.

Our Zoo-to-Community program is designed to increase access to the Zoo for Oakland public schools that qualify for Title 1 funds. Zoo-to-Community runs from September through May and provides free access to the Zoo. 

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required and is dependent on availability of funds and capacity.

What days are available?

Monday-Friday, year round, except for holidays and certain blackout dates. We are currently booking reservations through September 30, 2024. Reservations for October 1, 2024 – May 31, 2025 will open on August 19, 2024. Please wait until August 19, 2024 to submit requests for dates after September 30, 2024.

How do I reserve my visit?

Use the link below to submit an online reservation form. We recommend booking your reservation at least 4-6 weeks in advance. We are unable to accommodate requests submitted less than two weeks prior to the date of your visit.

Click here to book today!

If you need further assistance, email