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- 98%Family Travelers
- 62%Local Culture
- 61%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 61%Budget Travelers
Member Reviews (16)
- Oakland ZooNov 14, 2013
The Oakland Zoo is a nice Bay Area zoo--very modern, with your standard animals, plus a petting zoo. There is also an updated playground and rides like a train and carousel. Parts of it are really hilly, so prepare for a workout (and don't forget a stroller if you're bringing smaller kids!).
- Oakland ZooMember ofFoodiesTrendstersArt & Design LoversNov 02, 2013
As a San Diego native, I have pretty high standards when it comes to zoos. Overall, I think the Oakland Zoo makes for a fun afternoon, but it's not a must-see destination or an all day affair like San Diego's. Our visit took about two hours, tops. The animals on display are standard zoo fauna - elephants, a few tigers, monkeys, bears, tortoises, and exotic birds. I laughed when I saw the giant rabbit display, since I would never consider them a zoo-appropriate animal. However, I probably spent way too much time in the goat petting area.
Check flash sale sights for discounts. I scored two tickets for $16.
Parking is not free!
- Oakland ZooMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersStudents+ 3Jul 04, 2012
Not a very big zoo, you can easily cover it all in one trip. There are nice places to just sit and enjoy the breeze so having time at hand will always be good.
I loved the giraffe enclosure and spent the most time there.
- Oakland ZooJul 04, 2012
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. the animals are plenty for a small zoo and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. last time i was there it was so slow a keeper let me hold a chimpanzee which was a great experience for me. i love this place and i hope more people go so they can grow and be able to keep up with the bigger zoo's. sure the sf zoo is bigger but the oakland zoo is a great alternative to the big crowded zoo scene and so much better!