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Oakland Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Very nice zoo

Oakland zoo is a very nice. Lots of area to roam around. Great exhibits. Fun gondola ride up to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
UtahKoosh
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Herriman, Utah
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Wonderful

We have been to the Oakland Zoo many times and love the zoo. This visit was to see the new... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
gbwcs
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Houston, Texas
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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
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9777 Golf Links Rd, Oakland, CA 94605-4925
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Oakland zoo is a very nice. Lots of area to roam around. Great exhibits. Fun gondola ride up to other exhibits at no extra charge.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank UtahKoosh
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been to the Oakland Zoo many times and love the zoo. This visit was to see the new California Trail. The animals and enclosures were perfect. You could really get up close to most of the animals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We like EVERYTHING about this zoo ! Have visited several times & find it delightful . Especially like the aerial features

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dontfindme
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Oakland Zoo is a wonderful place to take kids. It will take about 4 hours to see it all. There are several enclosures that are state of the art.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DLPrattCA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've been to quite a few zoos over many states and even in different countries, and I have to say the Oakland Zoo is my favorite. The animals just seem happy. I always have good sightings of lions, tigers, elephants, hyenas, and lemurs. Now, with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hisons
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are members at the zoo, and usually like it, not love. Today I was at the rides section with my young daughter. Not only do the employees not like or care for children, they also are not concerned with their safety on these rides....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kimliskey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the large enclosures that the animals reside in. It is more human and they seam very happy. We know they are endangered in their natural habit so it is nice to see them respectively living in piece where they can be admired And...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, it's a zoo, because it actually does have some animals (a jaguar, some bears, giraffes, flamingos and the like. But really it's an amusement park for very young children and their parents. When you enter, you take your very own gondola up to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, the Oakland Zoo is not the most inviting zoo in the Bay Area. The SF Zoo is much better maintained and the two zoos should probably be combined and the land developed for other purposes, such as a recreation area, community gardens, etc. Its...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank GeoffreyR456
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

They erect lighted displays throughout the zoo grounds. While the lights are lovely and the "snow" was fun, there are no animals to see. The reptile house was open, but even they were asleep! We rode the tram and that was beautiful,and it was the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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