Upcoming Events at
Jun 22, 2019 | 8:30 PM | Saturday
Oakland Zoo’s 27th Annual Walk in the Wild is one of the Bay Area’s premier fundraising events. Experience a unique evening strolling through the Zoo sampling cuisine from the Bay Area’s top chefs and restaurants, microbreweries and wineries. End the night with live mus
VIP Party at California Trail (4:00 - 5:30pm)
Enjoy select wines, beers, hors d’oeuvres, access to California Trail, and a special Grizzly viewing as the bears enjoy their own Pool Party. Gondola to Lower Zoo available at 5:25 pm. Capacity limited to 330, and this event sells out. Please reserve early. Ticket service fee waived when you purchase VIP tickets by midnight May 22.
(VIP Tickets include the Main Event/Dancing and Dessert)
Walk in the Wild Main Event (5:30 - 10:00pm)
Delicious samples from over a hundred restaurants, wineries, and breweries (5:30 - 8:00pm)
Dancing and Dessert, Adventure Landing Rides Area (8:00 - 10:00pm)
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Due to the service of alcohol at Walk in the Wild, no one under 21 is admitted. No exceptions - including babes in arms.
What is included with the purchase of a VIP Party at California Trail ticket?
With the purchase of your WIW VIP Party at California Trail ticket you will get access to the private pre-Walk in the Wild party, held up at California Trail, as well as admission to the Walk in the Wild Main Event where you will enjoy unlimited access to all food stations, beer and wine samples, live entertainment and dessert.
Will I get to ride the gondola?
With the purchase of a WIW VIP Party at California Trail ticket, from 4:00-5:30 pm you will be able to ride the gondola, get off at the top, and explore California Trail while enjoying food and drinks. At 5:30 you'll ride the gondola down to join the Main Event, with unlimited access to all food stations, beer and wine samples, live entertainment and dessert.
With the purchase of a Main Event ticket you will be able to ride the gondola round-trip from 5:30-8:00 pm. You will not be able to get off at the top.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Printing your ticket in advance is preferred in order to speed up your entry to the event. If that is not possible, please have