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Oakland Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This hidden preserve treats the animals with respectful care and wide open spaces.

This hidden preserve treats the animals with respectful care and wide open spaces. It's a bigger... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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We love this zoo and are even more impressed now that the California Trail is open. The animals... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tracy, CA
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Oakland Zoo was established in 1922 and is managed by the Conservation Society of California, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife both locally and globally. The Zoo is home to over 700 native and exotic...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605-4925
+1 510-632-9525
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This hidden preserve treats the animals with respectful care and wide open spaces. It's a bigger place than you think and the variety of animals is diverse. The food is above average and the gondolas are brand new for easy transport. There are free passes...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan790300
Reviewed 4 days ago

We love this zoo and are even more impressed now that the California Trail is open. The animals seem well cared for and the enclosures have a lot of space. The grizzly bears are so much fun to watch as they frolic around. We've also...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited in a couple of weeks ago for the first time and became members instantly. This zoo is really good and it was a surprise that we found it to be as good as it was. The layout is interesting but easy to walk...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Brad M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been members of the Oakland Zoo for 15 years. And while we have always believed that this is a wonderful zoo that is focused on conservation, with the opening of the California Trail, the Zoo has become even more informative and fun. Take...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wardgarner
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oakland Zoo in the Oakland Hills is a hidden gem easily accessed by public transit. Surpisingly wide variety of animals laid out in rolling hills with lots of native and non-native flora and fauna. Refreshments available, appropriate for kids, families, field trips, even solo...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bill475
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well decided to check Oakland zoo off the bucket list as I heard it was really nice and lots of walking. Well started off with parking lot full and had to park 1 and 1/2 miles from the entrance. We are in fifties with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PandJTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great zoo to visit for both adults and children. There is a lot of variety to this zoo. I grew up in San Diego and have been to the S.D. zoo many times. The Oakland zoo is smaller but there is still...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GKayY56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: 1) Great panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay Area in a clear day 2) Gondola ride - the line moves fast. 3) While it's not a big zoo in terms of collection, but it's got key animals that everyone would want to see....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing experience as it was not that crowded. Had variety of animals and gandola ride was cool too. Very clean and natural reserve for animals. Not very commercialized so I love that fact.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank karunag312
Reviewed March 11, 2019

Fantastic zoo, a highish price to get in, but what an attraction. Well laid out with plenty of non-animal attractions to hold both children and adult interests. Good selection of animals, although some did not venture into view. Of the train and lifts and other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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April 14, 2019|
Response from lb33wonka | Reviewed this property |
Not usually unless they have special event
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Response from Yosemitesteve | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They are closed Thanksgiving and Christmas only I believe