Zoos make it possible for people to see how animals interact with their environments and for animals to see how people interact with their hairless babies. Witness the wonders of nature with this Groupon.
$59 for a One-Year Family Membership to the Oakland Zoo ($120 Value)
A family membership is available to new zoo members and unlocks unlimited zoo admission for two adults aged 18 and older and four children aged 2–17 on 362 days of the year. Additionally, Oakland Zoo members get free parking for one vehicle, and eight free coupons for the zoo’s onsite rides. Members also receive four complimentary guest passes to be used during one visit.
Families also enjoy discounts on special events such as ZooLights, discounts at the gift shop, and discounted admission to more than 125 other zoos and aquariums across the country.
After checkout, buyers will enter the full name, phone number, and email address for each adult. Within three weeks, they'll receive membership cards, each of which will grant the named adult entry for themselves and two kids.
Oakland Zoo was first established in 1922, but it didn’t find its permanent home until 1939, when it was thoughtfully constructed amid the rolling hills of Knowland Park. Today, Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 animals, who thrive in biomes designed to mimic their natural environments.
The sprawling African savannah is one of the zoo’s largest habitats, housing hyenas, zebras, elephants, and giraffes. The centerpiece is a 1.5-acre lion exhibit called Simba Pori, which translates to lion county in Swahili. Inside, a pride of lions freely roam an enclosure outfitted with kopje rock structures, a pond, and a booth where the king can sign autographs.
Over in the rainforest habitat, chimpanzees and white-handed gibbons swing through the treetops. Emus and wallaroos—a cousin of the wallaby and the kangaroo—roam freely in the Wild Australia exhibit, accessible via one of the zoo’s rides, Outback Express Adventure Train. Other rides include the Endangered Species Carousel and Sky Ride, a chairlift that soars above the habitats and offers Bay Area skyline views.