Birthday Parties

Go wild for your birthday! Whether you're looking for a picnic style party or an educational birthday party program, the Oakland Zoo offers a variety of fun party packages!

Rental Application

Please download the Snow Building Rental Application and submit your completed form via email or fax to (510) 735-8840 at least 6 weeks in advance. Please contact (510) 632-9525 ext. 200 for more information.

Maximum Capacity

175 seated / 250 standing

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Rental Information

All rental rates are the same for all parties, including non-profits. You must rent the Snow Building for a minimum of 5 hours. You may opt to add additional hours to your reservation at an additional hourly rate.

Hours and Availability

Weekdays: 8:00am - 12:30am

Weekends: 10:00am to 12:30am (12:00am youth events).

Rental Rate (for up to 5 hours)

Monday-Thursday: $900

Friday & Sunday: $1800

Saturday & Holidays: $2400              

New Year's Eve: $4000        

Additional Hourly Rate

Monday-Thursday: $100        

Friday & Sunday: $200

Saturday & Holidays: $300

Reservation & Damage Deposit (Refundable)

Monday-Thursday: $250

Friday & Sunday: $500

Saturday & Holidays: $500

New Year's Eve: $750

Required Security

$30 per hour per guard. Your party may not require security.

Additional Amenities for Purchase

Kitchen Access: $300 (No freezer)

Tables: 5' tables for $8 each.

Discounted Parking Passes: $6 per pass.

Discounted Admission Passes: Adults: $19 / Seniors (65+) and Children (2-14): $15

Oakland ZooFari Overnight Experience

(Currently Closed) How would you like to see grizzly bears at night? Or hear wolves howling after dark? Oakland Zoo-Fari at the California Trail Clorox Foundation Overnight Experience offers an urban camping experience with after-dark activities, fun, and learning. This program is available to all families with children ages 8 and up.

Age 8–Adult
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