Teddy Bear Tea with Friends!

It’s tea time at Oakland Zoo and you are cordially invited! Bring an adult, bring your stuffie, and learn all about one of our 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. Visit the Teddy Bear Tea with Friends! page for more information.

Date and Time

Select Saturdays or Sundays each month. Upcoming programs:

Saturday, September 10th - Meerkats *The last one for the year!
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Cost and Fees

Program Fee: Children: $23.00 for current Oakland Zoo members / $26.00 for non-members. Adults: $12.00 members / $15.00 non-members
Parking Fee: $9.00 for non-members. FREE for members.


Maddie's Center for Science and Environmental Education, Classroom 4. Please park in the Lower Parking Lot and proceed up the ramp to the Lower Entrance.


Pre-Registration is required. The request form and full payment must be received at the time of reservation. Please see Teddy Bear Tea Request Form. for more information and to register.


Contact: Paula Booth, Reservation Associate
Email: educationreservations@oaklandzoo.org
Phone: (510) 632-9525 ext. 220

Additional Program Information
  • Group Size: maximum 24
  • Age Range: 4-8 plus their stuffed animal/doll and an adult
  • Because of class size limits, please, only one adult for each child, though a single adult may bring up to 2 children
  • Have you participated in a Teddy Bear Tea with Friends program before? Book the program as a private birthday! Contact us for more information.
  • Programs are subject to cancellation 5 days before the scheduled date if the total amount of participants does not exceed four. Any participants that receive notice of cancellation will be fully refunded or rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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