Rides and Attractions

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Rides and Attractions

Adventurers of all ages can discover a variety of exciting activities throughout the Zoo's grounds. Additional fees for rides and attractions may apply.

All rides and attractions operate weather permitting

Centennial Choo Choo

1863 replica.
Open 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Friday-Sunday
Cost: $3 per person per ride; free for ages 2 and under
NOTE: Please note that the Choo Choo train does not operate on wet or icy tracks.


Children's Zoo Barnyard

Each animal is a rare species. The collection includes:

  • Guinea hogs: Fergie and Fancy

  • Miniature donkeys: Jasmine and Pinkee

  • 12 Nigerian dwarf goats: Gotebo, Norman, Duncan, Edmond, Bixby, Hugo, Perry, Oologah, Bowlegs, Chandler, Dewey and Jet

  • Tunis sheep: Sarabi and Tallulah

  • Rare rabbits and chickens

November - February: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily
Cost: Free


Children's Zoo Water Stream

Closed for Season
Cost: Free


Elephant Express

Embark and disembark at four different locations in the Zoo.
November - February: Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $6 per person for unlimited use. Children 2 and under are free with paying adult


Elephant Presentations

Come meet our Asian elephants: Bamboo, Asha, Chandra and Asha’s calf, Achara, at the Elephant Pavilion.
November - February: Friday - Sunday, 2pm
Cost: Free


Endangered Species Carousel

A handcrafted, one-of-a-kind carousel made from basswood and displays 42 exotic animals.
November - February: Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person, per ride


Explorikeet Adventure

November - February: Daily, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: Free to enter; $3 for nectar


Giraffe Feeding Platform

Come face to face with the tallest animals on earth.
November - February: Friday - Sunday from 1 - 2 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person


Horticulture Happenings

The entire Zoo is an accredited living museum and botanical garden with more than 30,000 specimens of flowering bulbs, unusual and hard-to-find plants, and more than 100 Oklahoma native species--29 of which are listed as imperiled or rare. The Zoo also is home to the largest, walk-through outdoor Butterfly Garden in Oklahoma and many designated horticultural displays and collections. Identification plaques and labels distinguish significant plants throughout Zoo grounds.


Keeper Connections

All Keeper Connections are free with paid Zoo admission and occur daily throughout the Zoo. Schedules can be found on our Calendar of Events or in Guest Relations.


Sea Lion Presentations

California sea lions Addie, Pearl and Piper.
Closed For Season


Stingray Bay

These majestic stingrays fly through a 16,000 gallon saltwater pool. 25 cownose stingrays, a bat ray and eight white-spotted bamboo sharks.
Closed For Season


Zoo Walking Trails

The nine walking trails range in distance from .32 miles to 2.87 miles. Maps can be found in Guest Relations.



The only museum of its kind in the country, the new Patricia and Byron J. Gambulos ZooZeum, a historic 1935 Works Projects Administration building.
November - February: Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: Free with paid Zoo admission


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