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For less than 10 bucks the Oakland Zoo is a great place for a nice casual relaxing day. Not one of the biggest zoo's but always one of my favorite close to home faves.
Good zoo and very stroller friendly if you have kids on a stroller. Good place for a quick family outing
the bat house is amazing!
Well worth the membership. Come when you want, free parking, ride tickets.
Best to get to the zoo when it first opens.. Allow a couple of hours to see everything.
Sit outside on the patio to eat your lunch and wave when the train goes by
Go to the meerkat exhibit and crawl in the cave. Don't get stuck!
Get close to the giraffes
Membership pays for itself quickly with free parking. Also early admission in summer
Come early to get a good picnic spot -- yes, you can bring your own food.
It's a pretty good zoo, on the smaller size but the animal enclosures are very well done. The $8 for parking sucks, and it's fairly hilly.
Park near the Snow Buiding rather than the main parking lot and save time!
Sky ride is great. Train is lame and a ripoff at $3.
Buy the $3 key from the gift shop near the entrance for little ones. It has a wrist strap so they can wear it and plug it into the audio info boxes to tell them in Engl or Esp about animals.
The fruit bats are fascinating! Crazy creatures.
Fantastic small and inexpensive zoo. Extremely kid friendly. Let 'em loose and try to keep up.
The sky tram is pretty awesome in that you get to see animals you would normally miss if you were walking around 🐆
Flamingos and meerkats! And if Dave the cash and eat somewhere else. The food was pretty nasty.
So many things for kids to do! Great for the whole family. We come here frequently and get a ton of use from our year pass.
Have fun and bring plenty of snacks
Come and meet the Spare the Air team at the Oakland Zoo this Sunday, April 13
Get a membership and arrive as early as possible on Saturday or Sunday mornings. They open half an hour early for members. The animals are calm and about, and it's nearly empty of people.
Love the Zoo Lights!
SF zoo is better
See the baby baboon!
I like how close you could get to some animals. Didn't feel as nice as the Philly Zoo, but it was a good deal for the money to spend an afternoon with your family or kids.
membership is an amazing deal and goes on sale every year. pays for itself in 2 visits, plus you get free ride tickets.
My favorite Zoo so far.. Close to home (Fairfield) lots if greenery and hills. The Skyline and Train are a nice touch.
Had lots if fun kids didn't really like all the hills we had to walk up but was fun
Parking in the lower lot is a lot easier, and is close to the petting zoo
You can tour the entire zoo in about an hour, give or take. Great if you want the rest of your day open, but if you're looking for a full-day experience you're better off going to the SF zoo.
Vote YES on measure A1 in November to help the oakland zoo and support animal care! :)
Get the family membership. If you go 3x in a year it's worth it. There's always something to do.
Buy a membership.... Lots of savings.
Free entrance for children under 2.
Take the train for $3.00 per person to go through the Wild Australia exhibit and see awesome Bay Area views!
Check out the wildlife theater today, KOFy tv hosting a kiddie casting call to find the next bay area star
Finally saw the bison for the first time. They seem awfully distrustful of the camels below.
The food here is priced right but horrible. Bring your own food and hang out at one of the many picnic spots.
Try the skyride when you get your ride tickets!!
Apparently prez day is the busiest day of the yr. *groan*