Events

Thanksgiving Break ZooCamp

Ready for an adventure? Join us for Zoofari, an expedition around the Oakland Zoo. We’ll tour zoo exhibits, make treats for the animals, play games, sing songs, meet some animals up close, and make new friends. For new campers, Zoofari is the perfect introduction to ZooCamp. And returning campers will enjoy some of our most popular activities. Just remember, whenever animals are involved, you’ll never have the same experience twice.

November 20-22, 2017

Grades K–5

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Madagascar Movie Madness Fundraiser

Oakland Zoo's Teen Wild Guides present a Madagascar Movie Madness Fundraising event in support of our Conservation and Education Partners Centre ValBio. Meet live animals, enjoy popcorn and drinks, watch Island of Lemurs: Madagascar film, stay for a raffle, and stick around for ZooLights afterwards! All proceeds will go towards purchasing school supplies and supporting the My Rainforest, My World afterschool program for rural schools in the Ranomafana rainforest of Madagascar.

December 1, 2017

Families

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ZooLights

Experience an all-new ZooLights this year! Soar over the Oakland hills in our festively-lit gondolas and see the entire Bay Area like never before!

December 1-23, 26-31, 2017 | January 1, 2018

Families

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Yule at the Zoo/CA Revels

Yule at the Zoo with the Revel's Solstice Singers Ensemble.

December 2, 2017

Adults, Families

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Kid's Nights Out! Parent's Night Off!

Kids need a night out? Parents need a night off? Kid's Night Out! Parent's Night Off! is designed with both kids and adults in mind! We offer a safe, fun-filled environment where you can drop off your children knowing they will have a blast playing and learning about wildlife.

December 16, 2017

Ages 4–10

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Winter Break ZooCamp

This year we are offering a combination of two- or three-day workshops. Each workshop includes a mini zoo tour, craft, and animal close-up. Curriculum is designed so that campers can register for every session without repeating activities.

December 27-29, 2017 | January 2-3, 4-5, 2018

Grades K–5

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Conservation Safari: Wings Over Kenya

Designed by Oakland Zoo and escorted by Oakland Zoo's Andrea Dougall and Genny Greene, prepare to spend two amazing weeks viewing wildlife on unlimited game drives, visiting and learning about local communities and their culture, and being a witness to how important Oakland Zoo's unwavering support is to take action for wildlife.

January 14-26, 2018

Adults

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Annual Members' Meeting

Open to all Oakland Zoo members, the annual meeting will feature a State of the Zoo presentation by Dr. Joel Parrott, President/CEO, in addition to reports and officer approvals.

January 17, 2018

Adults

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