Oakland Zoo

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by panda2 on June 9, 2007

Oakland Zoo houses 440 native and exotic animals covering 525 acres with a Children's Zoo.

There are two entrances into the zoo, the closest entrance is at the bottom of the hill to the left after entering the grounds. The main entrance is at the top of the hill along the two way entrance road and a bit of a hike if on foot, but it's better to work your way down and then your exit is closer to the street when you're done. Get a map of the grounds at the entrance to serve as your guide. Better to arrive when they first open as it would be less crowded and a bit cooler weather. There are many various exhibits mostly in open spaces. The Flamingo exhibit is right past the main entrance. Please remember to be quiet as noise disturbs the inhabitants, making it harder to observe them.

Sky and train rides available with a long line waiting to buy tickets for the sky ride. Restrooms, food, and drink facilities available throughout.

Open daily 10am-4pm, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas, children's rides area, train, and sky ride open at 11am, may close due to bad weather.

Admission: children under 2: free; children 2-12: $6; adult 15-54 $9.50; senior 55+ $6; two discounts are available to parties of 12+ with a $50 non-refundable deposit and at least 2 weeks reservation, or a lesser discount without reservation. Facility, picnic areas available. No bills accepted over $20. Parking: cars $6, buses $10. Immediate area for road access during the zoo hours heavily congested.

Telephone: (510) 632-9525, for group reservations ext. 117. Fax completed group reservations: (510) 568-2041

AC Transit 56 stops right by the zoo.

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Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, California, 94605
(510) 632-9525


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