Special Tours

By Request

Docent-led tours for ages 5 and up are temporarily unavailable. Please click here to make a school field trip reservation.

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 2-3 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, and June.

How to Book

Please complete the Docent Tour Request Form and email it to our Reservations Associate at EducationReservations@oaklandzoo.orgor 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 and your receipt must be shown 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.