Oakland Zoo

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605, USA, 94605, United States
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-5106329525
  • Fax: +1-5106355719
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Zoo, Family And Kids, Social, Zoos, Aquariums And Wildlife Sanctuaries, Landmarks

Get ready to go on the most exciting wildlife adventure, here, at Oakland Zoo. Observe the life of your favorite wild animals, and get a chance to interact with some of them up close. Appreciated for its elephants’ exhibit, watch the elephants roam about freely, playing in the mud. Get a chance to see more than 660 native and exotic animals in their natural habitats. You may spot the tigers taking a dip, the lions lazing in the sun or the ever-curious Ring-tailed lemurs taking a break, an afternoon siesta. The zoo also has a range of family activities like animal feeding, family overnights, weekend workshops and much more. Come here with your children and you’re sure to have memories for a lifetime.

  • Children under 2 years and adults (76+): free admission, children (2-14) and seniors (65-75): 15.75 USD.
  • Parking: 10 USD per car, 13 USD per bus.
  • Advance ticket booking online is available. Refer to official website.

  • Closed on annual fundraiser.

  • Bus 46 to stop- Oakland zoo

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  • Oakland Zoo Address: 9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605, USA, 94605, United States
  • Oakland Zoo Contact Number: +1-5106329525
  • Oakland Zoo Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Oakland Zoo Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Oakland Zoo(preferred time): 10:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Oakland Zoo: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 22.58% of people who visit Oakland include Oakland Zoo in their plan

  • 54.55% of people start their Oakland Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Oakland Zoo

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oakland Zoo

People normally club together Lake Merritt and Pier 39 while planning their visit to Oakland Zoo.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Awesome!!!! One of the BEST zoos I've ever been too! The first, in fact. I used to live in Oakland and conveniently close to the zoo. Even now in Contra Costa County, I still live close, for it is on the other side of San Ramon. I've always loved that zoo ever since I was little and even now I still love it. Nine years ago, I also attended a zoo camp program and LOVED IT!!!! I strongly recommended this zoo to everyone - especially those that live in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. I also recommend this zoo to scientists, like myself, those that want the access to animals they don't usually get to encounter, those that love nature and being outdoors, and all Lion King fans, such as me!! Every time I've been to the Oakland Zoo, the place has also reminded me of the animal/nature films I grew up with such as Dumbo, and of course, The Lion King. I've been there many times with friends and I'm strongly hoping to get a job there someday. I've had so much experience with the Oakland Zoo and have loved it! Everyone there is treated like friends and family. It is a perfect place for others to spend time at and socialize, and also to hold events. If you need time to spend with lions, tigers, elephants, bears or other animals you don't get to be with everyday, come to the Oakland Zoo and see how awesome that zoo really is!

  • Very nice newly constructed upper area. Great view of the bay. Fun play structure for the kids. Better than expected food at the new cafe. Garlic fries is a must try. Feeding for the bear was also fun to watch. Not as nice as the San Diego zoo but the price is also much digestible.

  • We had such a good time at the Oakland zoo. We had a group of people that ranged from 2 to 94. We all loved it. The animals seemed so happy and playfully. You get a lot of exercise. So be prepared, but so beautiful. We all can't wait to go back.

  • Took my 16 month old son and 8 year old daughter there on the weekend. Had a great time. Got there early so it didn't get too hot. Great fun for young children. My son and daughter both loved all of the animals. The bats were super cool. Train ride is awesome too!

  • In all fairness the day we went was windy so the gondola was not running, and there were horrendous fires burning just north. When the gondola is not working, you can only access a smaller part of the zoo. The upper part of the zoo was totally off-limits since there was no gondola ride to take you up there. That's a whole third of the zoo . So we missed out on a lot. The air was thick and Smokey. But even beyond that, I was a disappointed in the zoo. It needs a lot of TLC. You can definitely tell it is an older Zoo. The animals look well cared for and there are a lot of well-informed docents to answer questions or provide information. Some of the things that weren't that great, were the lack of a signage to get you around the zoo, the many empty cages and enclosures, the poor quality of the ground you walk on, lots of big gaps and cracks and bumps that are kind of dangerous, lack of good signage on the foliage around the zoo which truly does make it interesting. And lack of any type of commentary on the little train ride that is given. There was no, "Welcome to the train ride", no standard, " keep your arms and legs in the train ride", not even descriptions of the animals that we slow down to see from the train. It definitely needs an overhaul. Better training on behalf of the people that provide the train ride too.

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