Zoos & Wildlife

Oakland Zoo

Oakland, CA

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Address: 9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605, USA Number: 510 632-9525 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Kids, are you excited to come face to face with over 660 native and exotic animals in just ONE family day out?

Oakland Zoo is where you can spend the day, exploring and learning all about creatures from not only close to home, but all over the world too!

There are mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles, and even arthropods. Don't know what they are, kids? Well, there is only one way to find out - head on over to Oakland Zoo!

Let's explore the mammals first! Kids can learn why elephants love to roll in dust and mud, and what exactly is a Chincilla? You can watch those playful chimps play, or see those grand lions in their stride. From Pygmy goats, to Sun Bears, to even those Warthogs!

Those cute amphibians are next, and you might be surprised to hear some of them are actually poisonous! But don't worry - you'll be fine! From the Blue Poison Dart Frog, to the Colorado River Toad, to the Lemur Tree Frog, Oakland Zoo will surprise you with just how many different creatures we are lucky to have on our planet.

If you have kids who just love those creepy crawlies, with slithering snakes, cheeky geckos and even those snappy alligators, then they are in luck too! The Reptile section is perfect to really get an up close look at some of these weird and wonderful creatures!

Want to know the best thing about visiting Oakland Zoo? A visit to the zoo means you will be supporting wildlife all across the globe too, so it's a day out not just for the kids, but for the animals too!

So let's go! The animals are waiting!

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How much does it cost?






$14.75 (Ages 2-14)


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2 years


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Additional Information

They have fun events across the year, including Boo at the Zoo! Keep an eye out

Any top tips?


Check the animal feeding schedules as soon as you arrive, so you can plan your trip around you!

I'm Hungry!


There are tasty food options inside the zoo so you can fill up those rumbling tummies throughout the day!

Healthy Eating You are welcome to use the picnic tables and enjoy your own lunch!

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


They partner with local school districts, and offer programs perfect for schools, and they are age specific too!

Need a little extra help?


Some of the pathways are steep and could be challenging, but aside from those, the zoo is wheelchair accessible. They don't have wheelchairs for rent, however.

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When can we go?

10am - 4pm daily

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the animal fundraiser

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