Unfortunately, due to air quality concerns and potential weather conditions, Oakland Zoo is closed on August 24.

If you are not a member and have unused tickets for August 24th, please email tickets@oaklandzoo.org to have your tickets re-issued for a new date to visit us. Reservation dates are available up to 30 days from today.

Members, simply scroll down to rebook your reservation for a new date.

Please accept our sincere apologies, and thank you for supporting Oakland Zoo.

Oakland Zoo is excited and eager to offer Bay Area families a safe place for outdoor recreation and education. In compliance with the Alameda County Public Health Department—to protect the health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals—we have implemented new safety protocols. Please remember, in order to remain open, the Zoo and our guests must comply with the protocols set by Alameda County Public Health Department. Thank you in advance for following the protocols outlined below.

Advanced Reservations Required to Visit

We are excited to offer Bay Area families a safe place for recreation and education. General Admission guests must reserve a ticket for a specific date and entry time in advance of your visit. Members wishing to enter between 10:00 am–2:00 pm must make a reservation. We look forward to your visit!

Did You Have a Reservation During our December-January Closure?

Due to Safety Guidelines, Capacity is Limited

Have Questions?

What to Expect When You Visit


The Zoo is occasionally closed for holidays, private events, or maintenance or refurbishment. Certain animal habitats, pathways, or attractions may be closed on a given day for maintenance or refurbishment.

Closure Schedule

What to Know

We continue to operate with a daily limited capacity, so reservations may not always be available for your preferred day or time. Find answers to common questions about visiting the Zoo.


Health and Safety

Before you make a reservation, please read about our health and safety protocols. It’s our priority to protect the health and safety of our guests, staff, and animals.


Oakland Resident Discount

Our Measure Y commitment to Oaklanders includes a 25% admission discount to Oakland city residents.

Details & Info

Make Your Reservation Selection Below


Reserve a date and daytime entry time to visit between 10am and 2pm. Capacity is limited. Members can enter after 2pm without a reservation.
Friends of the Wild can visit without reservations.

General Admission for Nonmembers

Reserve a date and daytime entry time, buy regular and discount tickets, and pay for parking online. Capacity is limited.

**Looking for Glowfari tickets? Click here!**

Are you organizing a field trip to the zoo? Learn more about
School and Community Group Reservations.


I live in Oakland, do I get a discount?

Do you offer discounts for individuals receiving SNAP benefits? Do you participate in Museums for All?

Do you offer teacher discounts?

What are the Zoo hours?

How do I reserve a ticket online?

What is the ticket refund policy? Can I change the date or time of my ticket?

Are Friends of the Wild required to make reservations?

How do I join Friends of the Wild?

When will I receive my Friend of the Wild membership card? How do I prove my donor status without my membership card?

My Friends of the Wild donor membership is transferable, do I need to accompany my guests to the Zoo?

How do I share my Friends of the Wild digital membership card?

I have tickets and am running late, will we be able to get in?

I lost something during my visit to the Zoo, how do I report a lost item?

How many tickets can I purchase or reserve at one time?

How far in advance can I purchase or reserve a ticket?

Do you offer military or veteran discounts?

I'm organizing a field trip to the zoo - can we get a discount?

Can I upgrade from single day admission tickets to a membership?

I made a reservation for timed tickets, but didn’t receive a confirmation email. How do I get my tickets?

What is my membership number? I’m getting a Pass Validation error – what do I do?

When will I receive my membership cards? How do I prove my membership without my card?

Can I extend or get a refund on my membership?

The Zoo closed due to weather on the day I had reserved tickets. What do I do?

I have a guest pass. Can I redeem it?

I purchased a ticket with Groupon. Can I redeem it?

I have a Zoo to Community family voucher that expired. Can I redeem it?

I am a member at another zoo/aquarium, can I get 50% off admission tickets?