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Oakland Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Must visit the California Trail

The weather was beautiful the day we visited. It is a bit expensive , $20 for a senior. But free... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
James V
Brentwood, California
Wonderful Way to Expereince the Animals

The animal compounds are larger than at most other zoos and they give the animals a natural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dixon, California
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Oakland Zoo was established in 1922 and is managed by the Conservation Society of California, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife both locally and globally. The Zoo is home to over 700 native and exotic...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605-4925
+1 510-632-9525
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The weather was beautiful the day we visited. It is a bit expensive , $20 for a senior. But free for any senior over the age of 77 . ( how they came up with that number is a mystery) it was not stated on...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The animal compounds are larger than at most other zoos and they give the animals a natural setting. The grizzlies frolicking in their swimming hole was priceless. The gondola ride provided an excellent panoramic view of the bay area. Even though there were lots of...More

Thank Gramx2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been members of the Oakland Zoo for several years, ever since our kids were 2 years old. We have found it to be a terrific option for a morning or afternoon outside. The Zoo has done a great job of upgrading the exhibits...More

Thank Yariv R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty nice zoo, gondolas are super fun, too pricey and food options even at the new cafe not very fresh or good. Should give food discount to members. Hate the walk up the hill very tough for people w disability or strollers. Wish they have...More

Thank AD106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

New gondola ride nice experience. Great views of area from top. Drinks and snacks quite expensive. Did not find many animals normally found on the African plain, e.g. hypos, rhinos, gorillas etc. Nice place to take young children.

Thank mmorg767
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the zoo, with or without kids. Now having a grandchild it brings back all the memories. The Oakland Zoo has just added some new exhibits and a sky ride. On the negative it's expensive. You have to pay for parking and for admission...More

Thank Twinoakmom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great zoo for the little ones and even enjoyable with teens. I was a member for many years. We attended their first family camping overnight, many Breakfasts with the Animals, zoo themed birthday parties, etc Be aware that parking is a separate...More

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed August 8, 2018

My 22 month old loves to run around and see the animals. We LOVE LOVE LOVE the new gondola and California Trail. They have about 10 baby bison and baby grizzlies too. The space is expansive and the children's play area is clean and fun.

Thank KTHawkins
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I have been to many larger city zoos and this one was on the lower spectrum. First, I couldn't find the place to rent a stroller and when I found where, there was no one working it and the strollers I saw were not in...More

Thank omallka
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I visited here last week with family and was very impressed. The animals seem well cared for and had lots of room and "enrichment" objects. The chimp certainly loved his little shopping bag! It was nice to see animals I hadn't seen before such as...More

Thank TheWanderingWoman
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July 26, 2018|
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Response from OaklandZ1 | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we do not rent wheelchairs.
March 17, 2018|
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Response from OaklandZ1 | Property representative |
No, tickets are valid for day of purchase only. If you want to revisit we highly recommend purchasing a membership which comes with many benefits.
Vee Vees C
February 19, 2018|
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Response from OaklandZ1 | 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