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Oakland Zoo

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9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605-4925
+1 510-632-9525
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Very sad. Employees are sad. One older man at entrance was yelling at people to get in line and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna1001
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Chattanooga,TN
Best Northern California Zoo!!

I have to say that I was very impressed with the Oakland Zoo. We visited here yesterday with our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AmericanoO
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Sacramento, California
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A 100-acre zoo that contains 58 exhibits of more than 400 native and exotic animals from around the world, which are represented by 100 different species.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“train ride” (51 reviews)
“sky ride” (24 reviews)
“animal exhibits” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605-4925
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"train ride"
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"sky ride"
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"animal exhibits"
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"fruit bats"
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"roller coaster"
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"sun bears"
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"ride area"
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"animals seem"
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"amusement rides"
in 6 reviews
"big cats"
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"children's area"
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"natural habitat"
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"all ages"
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"bay area"
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"few hours"
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"great for kids"
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"merry go round"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very sad. Employees are sad. One older man at entrance was yelling at people to get in line and get stamped without any identification that he even worked there...other employees wear simple t shirts with Oakland Zoo on them. These are quickly covered with jackets....More

Thank Donna1001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say that I was very impressed with the Oakland Zoo. We visited here yesterday with our two boys and had a great time. The zoo had lots of variety and we got to see things that the Sacramento Zoo and San Francisco...More

Thank AmericanoO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome place of nature fun to enjoy learning exsprinenc for the kids and great fun for parents

Thank Focus O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

AWESOME ZOO!!!! BANG FOR YOUR BUCK, TOO. They have an aerial tram and family pass deals also, It is a nice little surprise to find a nice zoo with numerous animals and a nice park so close to San Francisco but not San Francisco. Keep...More

Thank McHibernia
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I have a previous review of the zoo (2014) in which I describe the many reasons it is a great zoo to visit. Update: the new California native area is a wonderful addition. They are slowly adding animals (bears, wolves, buffalo are already committed to...More

Thank wordgirl2013
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We enjoyed our trip to the zoo even though the new California animals area is not yet open. The docents were all extremely friendly and we were able to see most of the animals even though we had rain part of the day. Kids will...More

Thank cmdevlin64
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I loved taking the boys I nanny to the Oakland Zoo for the past two years, but something seems to have changed. In the two hours we were there we didn’t encounter any staff besides people haphazardly driving up the walking paths in their golf...More

Thank Besia F
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I really enjoyed my time at this zoo. The price was a little high but I've never been to a zoo where the animals were so alive! Haha. Usually they are all asleep or hiding in their enclosures but here I think 95% of the...More

Thank Fiora3
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Been to the zoo before but not in a long time. Well maintained and fun to visit here. Looking forward to returning when the expansion is complete. If you are a first timer be aware that the terrain gets steep in places and is tough...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We spent the day here with our teenage children as well as our toddlers. Everyone had a blast. We loved the gondolas to get an aerial view of the zoo. We also loved the simple layout. Our little ones had a great time at the...More

1  Thank amychav
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Vee Vees C
19 February 2018|
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Response from Oakland Z | Property representative |
Yes you can! In addition to the food options inside the Zoo, visitors are welcome to bring their own food and use the picnic tables and benches, sprawl out in the meadow, or rent one of our picnic sites. Alcohol is not... More
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Jeff S
2 February 2018|
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Response from Focus O | Reviewed this property |
Yes but I would not recommend u doing that it may cause anamal to react to your pet but yes u can
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Dana S
5 October 2017|
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Response from Juliet G | Reviewed this property |
We stay between 4 and 6 hours, depending on whether we eat at the skyrail restaurant .
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