Special Tours

Discounted Programs

By Request

All Ages


About Tours

Walking Tours

Docent Cart Tours


When to Book

Our programs are very popular, so we recommend that you fax or email your request 4–6 weeks in advance of the date you would like to reserve. We cannot accommodate requests for bookings less than two weeks prior to the event.

Please note: Docent Tours are not available during the months of April, May, June and December.

How to Book

Please fill out the Docent Tour Request Form completely and email it to our Reservations Associate, or you may fax it to 510-729-7324.


Payment of tour fees is required at the time of reservation. Admission fees can be paid upon arrival for your tour. Zoo admission must be paid before the tour begins; please show your receipt to your tour leader.


Please note that once you register and pay your tour fee, we will not be able to provide refunds for cancellations.


For more information please call (510) 632-9525 x220 or email the Education Reservations Associate.