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Oakland Zoo in December

December 4, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - January 3, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

Oakland Zoo’s ZooLights – A Holiday Light Display
December 4 – January 3, 2016: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Hundreds of thousands of LED lights brighten Oakland’s night sky. Festivities include a candy cane lane themed rides area, a night time adventure on the Outback Express train, a light show, Santa Claus appearances on select dates (see Oakland Zoo calendar), and festive entertainment for the entire family. Entrance fees are $8.00 for adults and $7.00 for children/seniors. ZooLights is closed on December 24, & 25. For more info go to www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Teddy Bear Tea with Friends
Saturday, December 5: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Parents and children, plus favorite stuffed animal, are cordially invited to join us for a morning of snacks, tea and lemonade, and to learn about one of Oakland Zoo’s special animals. We will make enrichment gifts for an animal and watch him/her enjoy the treats you prepared. Children will also receive a surprise filled gift bag and a personal thank you letter from the animals to remember this memorable event at the Zoo. Program Fee: $26.00 per child and $15.00 per adult. Parking is $9.00. Pre-registration is required. Contact Paula Booth at [email protected] or (510) 632-9525, ext 220. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Volunteer Day: Arroyo Viejo Habitat Restoration Creek Crew
December 19: 9:00am – 12:00pm
The Arroyo Viejo Creek Project is looking for community groups, families and individuals to help remove invasive species as well as sponsors for trail upkeep and outdoor classroom experiences. Sponsor the creek project by sending your team of volunteers on a Creek Crew Work Day, or contribute to our fund to keep the creek free of invasive species and our outdoor classrooms full of young learners. Parking and Zoo admission is FREE after the volunteer program is completed. For volunteer sign up, contact Olivia Lott at [email protected] or call (510) 632-9525, ext 233. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Winter ZooCamp (Two-Day workshops and One-Day workshops)
December (Zoofari Two-Day Workshop): 21-22 and 28-29
December (Nature Play Two-Day Workshop): 30-31
9:00am – 4:00pm
Unsure what to do with your children when relatives are arriving and the house is full of holiday chaos? Send them to us! Winter ZooCamp is for kids in grades K-5th, and runs around the Christmas and New Year holidays. This year, we are offering two-day workshops, Zoofari and Nature Play. Curriculum is designed so that campers can register for every program without repeating activities. Cost is $80.00 per day. Before and after care options are available. Pre-registration is required. Contact Liz Low at [email protected] or 510-632-9525, ext 280 for registration details. www.oaklandzoo.org/zoocamp.


December 4, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
January 3, 2016 @ 9:00 pm


Oakland Zoo
9777 Golf Links Road
Oakland, CA 94605 United States
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(510) 632-9525