Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is proud to have served the East Bay community since 1922, taking action for wildlife under our care, in our region, and around the globe.


Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 2:00 pm
Try out our newest Oakland Zoo offering – augmented reality learning through a free app. As you explore the grounds new challenges will unlock.
Thursday, April 28, 2022, 2:00 pm
Enjoy an original children’s book narrative as you take a leisurely stroll through the safe wild spaces of Oakland’s Arroyo Viejo Creek.

COVID Safety

The Bay Area Science Festival will manage all in-person events with the health, safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, hosts, exhibitors, and guests in mind. In response to COVID-19, we will be implementing public health requirements for all event hosts and attendees in accordance with local and state guidelines in order to celebrate science safely throughout the Bay Area. 

The Bay Area Science Festival encourages you to get vaccinated, wear a mask and practice social distancing. Be sure to check back for updated and more detailed COVID safety information prior to attending.

Thank You for Supporting BASF

We strive to make all Bay Area Science Festival events free, when possible. To produce the Festival, we must annually raise hundreds of thousands of dollars. Every donation helps us make this important work possible.

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Thank you for your generous support of the Bay Area Science Festival! As part of UCSF, SEP is a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please let us know if your company participates in a matching gift program so that we can extend the benefit of your generosity.