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 for General Admission

The Zoo has enabled a plan-ahead pricing ticketing system. Plan-ahead pricing allows you to book your zoo visit in advance while keeping your budget and schedule in mind.

Please note that ticket prices may vary daily. The closer you book to the date of your visit, the higher the ticket price may be. To ensure that you get the best ticket price for your visit, we recommend that you book your tickets as far in advance as possible.

Splash into summer with Discount AfterZOOns! Plan ahead and save up to 35% off general admission level tickets (adult / child / senior) for entrance after 3pm. Click here for more information.

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. Certain animal habitats, pathways, or attractions may be closed on a given day for maintenance or refurbishment.

Closure Schedule

What to Know

We 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
Please note: Oakland Zoo Members and Friends of the Wild no longer need to make reservations to visit during regular daytime hours.

The Zoo is occasionally closed for holidays, private events, maintenance, or refurbishment. You can find our list of closures
here. The Zoo may be forced to close in the event of inclement weather or any events that cause unsafe conditions for guests or staff.

General Admission Tickets

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

(*Reservations not required for Members*)

Are you looking to purchase only a parking pass? Visit our
"Parking Only" webstore.

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


Why are advanced reservations required to visit Oakland Zoo with single day tickets?

What is Plan Ahead Pricing at Oakland Zoo?

Are prices shown on the website final or will they go down later?

If I need to purchase more tickets for the same date after my original purchase, will ticket prices be the same?

If I don’t have a smartphone or computer, can I still buy tickets ahead and save?

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?

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 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?