Oakland Zoo - Places For Kids

Oakland Zoo

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INFORMATION

9777 Golf Links Rd.
Oakland, CA, 94605


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Phone
(510) 632-9525
Hours
10 am – 4 pm (Mon - Sun)
Thanksgiving & Christmas: Closed
Tickets
$13.75 for children (2-14)
$17.75 for adults (15 – 64)
$13.75 for seniors (65-79)
Membership
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DESCRIPTION FOR Oakland Zoo

Animals and kids go together, especially at the Oakland Zoo. As a parent, it's important to have that 'magical' place in your back pocket, with plenty of activities, that isn't as pricey as Disneyland. (Parents in the Bay area should think about getting a membership, which includes free admission, parking, guest tickets, and 8 ride vouchers.) For parents without a car, the 511 Trip Planner can save a lot of time on public transport. Since the Zoo is spread across more than 500 acres with hills, parents with toddlers should definitely remember the backpack or stroller.
 
What's great about the Zoo is that there's more than just waiting for the lions to roll over, or reading up on monkey grooming habits. If your...

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TIPS FOR VISITING Oakland Zoo

* Groupon Deal: Admission to the Oakland Zoo for a Child, Adult, or Family of Four (Up to 34% Off). Visit Groupon for more info.

1. Closing days: Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

2. Trip planning is important – Zoo is only open from 10 am to 4 pm.

3. Pets stay at home – dogs and any other animals can't be brought into the zoo.

4. Stroller left at home? Rent one for $5 from the Gift Shop.

5. Free admission for kids under two, but parking ($8 per car) plus child admission ($11.75) plus adult admission ($15.75) can add up fast. Paying $120 per year (2 adults, 4 children) can save a bundle.

6. Food forgotten at home? Splurge at one of the cafés (tacos, hot dogs, chili,...

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BIRTHDAY PARTY AT Oakland Zoo

Party Time at Oakland Zoo

Telephone: (510) 632-9525 ext 200

Email: reservations@oaklandzoo.org

Time: Varies (50 minutes to 7 Hours)

Party price: $175 - $435+

Packages: Rides Area, Education, ZooMobile, Marian Zimmer Auditorium, Snow Building Rental

Membership: $20 - $50 Discount for members

Website Link: www.oaklandzoo.org/Birthdays.php

Bring Your Own: Decorations, Food and Drinks

Most zoos only allow groups of kids to interact with animals from afar and behind glass windows. Oakland offers the unusual advantage of being able to bring the animals to your house via ZooMobile. This would allow you to arrange for any activities, decorations, or food and drinks from the comfort of your own kitchen or backyard. Of course, there's the drawback of not being able to tour around the entire zoo, or get...

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