Events

Senior Summer Free Day

Oakland residents 65+ receive free admission to Oakland Zoo.

September 18, 2017

Adults, Families

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Healthy Living Festival

This event is presented by United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County (USOAC). USOAC is a grassroots intergenerational organization dedicated to empowering older adults to address the issues that affect their quality of life.

September 21, 2017

Adults, Families

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Moon Festival

Asian-inspired festivities, live music, special animal encounters, and more! Sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau.

September 30, 2017

Adults, Families

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Conservation Speaker Series: Dr. Laurie Marker at Oakland Zoo

Join an Oakland Zoo superhero, Cheetah Conservation Fund Executive Director and Founder, Laurie Marker. Dr. Marker will speak about CCF’s innovative conservation programming.

October 10, 2017

Adults, Families

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Conservation Speaker Series: A Future for Chimpanzees

Join us for compelling stories, photos and actions that give us hope for these beautiful and very endangered great apes.

October 15, 2017

Middle School, High School, Adults, Families

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Boo at the Zoo

Stroll the Zoo in costume and collect yummy treats. Ride the spooky boo train and join the dance party. Plus, get your face painted, make treats for the animals, and see how the animals at Oakland Zoo celebrate Halloween. Kids in costumes receive a free ride ticket.

October 28, 29, 2017

Families

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Family Sundown SPOOKfari

Get ready for an eerie overnight experience with the family, full of fun, Halloween themed activities!

October 28 to 29, 2017

Families

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Conservation Speaker Series: The Return of the Buffalo

The Buffalo that were once taken from the Black Feet Nation people are being returned to their home in Montana! Oakland Zoo/Conservation Society of California is working in partnership with the Iinnii Initiative to bring these heritage bison back to the Glacier National Park area.

November 2, 2017

Adults, 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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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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