Clorox WildLife Theater

Discover the Clorox WildLife Theater nestled in the Wayne & Gladys Valley Children’s Zoo. This amphitheater is used for a variety of programs including:

  • ZooCamp activities

  • ZooSchool (School Programs / Wildlife Assemblies)

  • Live Animal Encounters

  • Overnight activities

  • Special guest performers

wildlife theater, educational programs, overnights, zooschool Oakland Zoo is also fortunate enough to have a dedicated group of adult volunteers called Docents and teen volunteers called Teen Wild Guides who provide fun and education animal themed presentations and activities in the Clorox Wildlife Theater.

Wildlife Assembly

Book a special field trip experience for a live animal presentation with a Zoo Educator in your own private theater presentation. It’s more than educational - it’s a wild experience! Click here for more information on booking a Wildlife Assembly.

Family Concerts & Guest Performers

Hop, dance or stroll on over and join us for a family-friendly event like no other. See our upcoming list and plan to be a part of the fun.

  • APRIL:

  • Saturday April 15th Asheba will perform a family style Calypso concert 11:00AM & 1:00PM

  • Saturday April 15th Live Animal Encounters Show 11:45AM & 12:30 PM

  • MAY:

  • Sunday May 14th Fitness in Transit will have everything to tumble, jump, roll and just have fun with MOM!! 10:00AM to 2:00PM

  • Saturday May 20th Circus Finelli - Come and enjoy an animal free circus show!

  • Sunday May 28th Magic with Gerald! 1:00PM

  • JUNE:

  • Saturday June 3rd Magic with Gerald! 11:00AM & 12:00PM

  • Sunday June 18th Fitness in Transit will have everything to tumble, jump, roll and just have fun with DAD!! 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Animal Encounters

It’s furry... It’s scaly... It’s cool! You never know what you’re going to see during an Animal Encounter- but you can be sure it will be exciting and educational! These live animal presentations happen each Saturday and Sunday at 11:45am and 12:30pm starting on our annual Earth Day event through our annual Halloween event, Boo at the Zoo. Presentations are weather dependent. Times vary from season to season, so please check our Calendar of Events for specific details. All shows are free with Zoo Admission.

Family Activities

Animal Feedings

Birthday Parties

Creek Programs

Events at Wildlife Theater

Family Overnights

Pathway Encounters

Programs at Wildlife Theater

Teddy Bear Tea

Weekend Workshops

Wild & Green Family Camp


Zoovie Nights

School Programs

Community & Group Programs

Teen Programs