April – July 2014 Events and Activities at Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo Sizzle Reel: The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide. — by oaklandzoo08 on November 7, 2013 to Pets & Animals (269 seconds)

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — April 2014

Every Saturday and Sunday

Join Oakland Zoo for Animal Encounters in the Clorox Wildlife Theatre. Oakland Zoo’s "Animal Encounters" live animal presentation happens each Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am and 12:15pm. This program runs April through October. Presentations are weather dependent. Times may vary from season to season, please check Oakland Zoo's Calendar of Events for specific details, http://www.oaklandzoo.org. All shows are included with Zoo Admission. Contact: Felicia Walker, email: felicia(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

Oakland Zoo’s Spring Break ZooCamp                                                             March 31-April 2 or 14-16: Zoofari April 3-4 or April 17-18: Nature Play Looking for something fun and educational for the kids to do during Spring Break? Why not check out Oakland Zoo’s Spring Break ZooCamp? It’s all the fun of summer ZooCamp packed into one day workshops! Activities will include Zoo tours, animal close-ups, crafts, puppet play, costumes, and song sessions. Your child will learn about animals, nature, and how they can help protect wild places while having a fun packed day. Grades: K – 5. For registration details, call (510) 632-9525 ext 280 or go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605.

ZooKids: Bugs & Butterflies Saturday, April 12, 2014 9:30am – 12:00pm Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Program Description: Did you know that a beautiful butterfly is actually a bug? Or that bugs and insects aren’t always the same thing? There are millions of different types of bugs, and we love them all! Explore the fascinating world of bugs, learn about the many different types, and understand the very important role they play in keeping the plants and animals where they live healthy. ZooKids classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30am – 12:00pm. Each ZooKids class is offered twice per month to accommodate more participants. Each month has a different theme and classes are designed so that children can come to multiple classes without repeating the same activities. Pre-registration is required. Program fee is $26.00. Parking is $7.00. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext. 280 or email us at: info(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org

Earth Day 2014 Party for the Planet Saturday, April 19, 2014 10:00am – 3:00p Celebrate Earth Day with Oakland Zoo with a Party for the Planet. Explore a wide variety of hand-on Earth Stations, visit with local environmental organizations, get your face painted, observe beautiful animals and enjoy a day of education and fun. Marvel at a show by Trapeze Arts of West Oakland. Play with the gigantic earth ball. See live animal presentations. When people and animals learn to live together sustainably, it is a true party for the planet. This Earth Day event is included with regular Zoo admission. Plus, recycle an old cell phone and receive a complimentary train ride. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information, call (510) 632-9525 ext. 122 or go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org

Green Event: Arroyo Viejo Creek Crew Work Day at Oakland Zoo Saturday, April 19, 9:00am – 12:00pm Come to the Arroyo Viejo Creek and experience the local habitat, while helping it thrive. Grab gardening gloves and help clean up the creek. The clean-up work will happen in rain or shine, so come prepared! Wear close-toed shoes that can get dirty. Don't forget water and snacks. Gloves and tools will be provided, but you may choose to bring your own. One adult chaperone is required for every 4 youth volunteers, 13 years of age and younger as well as one for every 8 youth volunteers between 14 – 18 years of age. Participants receive a complimentary pass to the Zoo at Noon. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. The creek is located to the right of the main entrance. Meet at the Arroyo Viejo Creek sign. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Chantal Burnett at (510) 632-9525, ext. 209 or cburnett(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org.

Teddy Bear Tea Party April 20, May 11 and 24, June 14 Times: 9:30 am – noon Cost: Children: $26; Adults: $12 Registration: Pre-registration is required. It’s tea time at Oakland Zoo and you are cordially invited! Bring an adult, bring your stuffie, and learn all about one of the Zoo’s special animals. Enjoy a morning of snacks, activities, books, and play while making and delivering an enrichment gift straight to the zoo animal you’ve been learning about. When the fun is done, your child will receive a surprise-filled treat bag to take home. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext. 280 or email us at: info(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org

ZooKids: Bugs & Butterflies Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:30am – 12:00pm Does your little one love animals? ZooKids classes are a great way for children age 4-5 to have a fun and educational adventure at the zoo. Program Description: Did you know that a beautiful butterfly is actually a bug? Or that bugs and insects aren’t always the same thing? There are millions of different types of bugs, and we love them all! Explore the fascinating world of bugs, learn about the many different types, and understand the very important role they play in keeping the plants and animals where they live healthy. ZooKids classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30am – 12:00pm. Each ZooKids class is offered twice per month to accommodate more participants. Each month has a different theme and classes are designed so that children can come to multiple classes without repeating the same activities. Pre-registration is required. Program fee is $26.00. Parking is $7.00. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525 ext. 280 or email us at: info(at)oaklandzoo(dot)org.

Zoovie Night at Oakland Zoo Friday, April 26, 6:30pm – 9:30pm Wear jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family. Bring pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for “Bee Movie.” Meet some of our nocturnal Education animals brought to you by Roosevelt, Oakland Zoo's costumed alligator mascot. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows, of course) and popcorn will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own treats and traditional family movie fare. Let the show begin! $7 per adult and $7 per child to cover the costs of the Animal close-up program and snacks. If your group has 4 or more people, the price is $6 per adult and $6 per child. Note that the movies are a complimentary addition to the evening’s activities. Oakland Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605. Pre-registration is required. For more information go to http://www.oaklandzoo.org or call (510) 632-9525, ext 220.

Oakland Zoo’s Conservation Speaker Series Presents: Saving the Condor Wednesday, April 30, 6:30pm – 9:00pm The California condor is a unique species with an inspiring conservation story and difficult current conservation challenges. Join Joe Burnett, Senior Biologist, Ventana Wildlife Society and Dr.

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