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Beautiful fall weather and a new promotional event can be attributed to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden setting a new monthly attendance record in November of 43,394 visitors. This surpasses the Zoo’s previous highest, monthly attendance for November of 41,709 visitors, set in 2016.

November was also Military Appreciation Month at the Zoo, and as a as a thank you for their service, the Zoo honored active duty, retired and veteran members of the military, with free general admission for the entire month. Plus, half off admission for family members of qualifying individuals. During the month, more than 3,300 guests enjoyed the free or discounted admission. This is the Zoo’s third record set this year. March saw a record-setting spring break with 93,491 guests visiting the Zoo over nine days, plus, a new single-day attendance record of 23,294 visitors occurred on Sales Tax Appreciation Day (Free Day), Tuesday, July 9.

“We are honored that so many were able to experience the Zoo last month,” said Dwight Lawson, OKC Zoo executive director/CEO. “This is the time of year for togetherness and we hope special promotions like Military Appreciation Month provide new opportunities for families and friends to reconnect while discovering all the Zoo has to offer.”

Celebrate the holiday season at the Zoo and be merry for family-friendly events such as Breakfast with Santa, Santa Delivers and Noon Year’s Party, wild gift giving ideas, out of school day camps and more. The Oklahoma City 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. To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit


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