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Oakland Zoo

9777 Golf Links Road


Oakland Zoo's mission is to inspire respect for and stewardship of the natural world, while providing a quality visitor experience.


About Us:

Oakland Zoo is a non-profit organization, managed by the East Bay Zoological Society. It is the perfect destination for a day trip with your family. You can learn about wildlife conservation, see amazing animals, or attend one of our many interactive and educational programs.  


Cheryl Vitali

Monday, June 18, 2018
The vegetation is lovely around the Zoo although it would be nice to have more trails to take various ways to different exhibits. The animals had well sized and varied enclosures only problem was vegetation was lush enough to make some hard to find in exhibits. The Gondola ride was highlight of trip and it will be nice to visit when paths and exhibits are open at the top. The best dining was at the top yet it was always crowded so hopefully they will add more seating, especially outside with the view. That was very limited. It would be a great setting for an evening event at the Zoo and it would be fun to see an adult type event utilizing the spectacular view of the Bay Area and San Francisco. We were fortunate to have perfect weather. Just enough breeze and temperate weather to make it very comfortable. It might get hot in mid-summer since it's exposed in areas and away from the coast. It's a great place to spend an active day with family.

Luis Alonso

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Great place to take the family. This place could use more interaction with animals or keepers walking talking to people on a regular. There was a magic show, which was good for little kids but not zoo related. Best part was the gondola. Could see some animals but mostly the ride was just exciting because you could see everything quick and fun.

Leslie Webster

Friday, April 13, 2018
This zoo is medium to small. They are expanding which will be a nice addition once done. I had a map and there are signs but I felt they could do a better job helping people figure out where they are and where to go. Park people I interacted with were polite but not overly friendly. Overall a great zoo and would definitely visit again. My only complaint is the website showed animals that are part of the upcoming addition and not currently available so it was misleading.

Nathan Mott

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Great zoo, new gondola is amazing! There are a lot of hills, so it's moderately strenuous to spend the day there. Apart from the zoo (separate, but adjoining) is a small amusement park for younger kids. The little train is very cool, as it enters the zoo and gives an up close view of some of the Australian animals as well as beautiful views of the whole Bay Area (on a clear day). Views from the new gondola station are great too, but it gets windy up there, so bring a jacket! Hope this helps you plan your visit.

Allie Hokoana

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
I haven't visited in a few years and so much has changed. The new area they are building higher up in the hills will be opening sometime soon and looks like it's going to be amazing. The area will have animals that are indigenous to California. It's great to see the money going to great improvements and additions to the zoo. As a child we'd visit every Easter and enjoyed all the animals. I now bring my children and they love it just as much as I did. My favorite are the Lions and tigers. Such beautiful and majestic creatures.

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