Oakland Zoo at Knowland Park

9777 Golf Links Rd.
Oakland, CA 94605- Map It
(510) 632-9525

AAA Editor Notes

Oakland Zoo at Knowland Park, off I-580 at 9777 Golf Links Rd., offers picnic facilities, playgrounds, amusement rides, a train and more than 400 exotic and native animals in naturalistic habitats. An aerial tram affords a bird's-eye view of the area. A children's zoo lets kids visit a bug house as well as see sheep, goats, snakes, turtles, fruit bats and lemurs. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Zoo $17; $14.25 (military ages 15-64 with ID); $13.75 (ages 2-14 and 65-75); $11 (military children ages 2-14 and military seniors ages 65-75); free (ages 0-1 and 76+). Rides $1.50-$3. Parking: $9.
Hours: Zoo open Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. and holidays 10-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; daily 10-4, rest of year. Ride area, train and sky ride open Mon.-Fri. at 11, Sat.-Sun. at 10. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.