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OKC ZOO OFFERS FREE ADMISSION TO FEDERAL EMPLOYEES DURING SHUTDOWN

JANUARY 25 UPDATE: 

In light of today’s news, the Oklahoma City Zoo will still honor free general admission this weekend, January 26-27, 2019, to all federal employees (with valid federal ID) and up to four guests. The Zoo will begin charging for general admission starting Monday, January 28, 2019.

WHAT:                

Free general admission into the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden to all federal employees and up to four additional family members. Children two and under are always free.

WHERE:             

Oklahoma City Zoo, 2000 Remington Place

WHEN:                

Thursday, January 17, 2019, until the federal government shutdown ends. 

DETAILS:             

The Oklahoma City Zoo welcomes federal employees and their families to explore the Zoo's wildlife and wild places for free during the federal government shutdown. Federal employees–whether furloughed or not– simply need to present a valid federal employment I.D. to the admission attendants for free entry into the Zoo. The OKC Zoo does not receive any federal or state funding, but does benefit from a 1/8 of a cent dedicated sales tax voted on and passed by Oklahoma City citizens in 1990.

Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay up-to-date with the Zoo on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming Oklahoma Zoological Society members at ZOOfriends.org or in-person at the Zoo! To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.

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