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For the first time in decades, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is opening earlier in the summer for guests to enjoy the cooler morning temperatures and connect more with wildlife from around the world.  From Saturday, June 6 through Labor Day, Monday, September 7, the OKC Zoo will extend its regularly scheduled open time from 9 a.m. to now be at 8 a.m.  The Zoo will continue to close at 5 p.m.

“Summer mornings at the Oklahoma City Zoo are really spectacular,” said Dwight Lawson, OKC Zoo’s executive director and CEO. “In addition to the cooler temperatures, early morning access will let our guests discover the Zoo’s wildlife in a whole new light, literally.”

All visitors, including ZOOfriends members, are required to make online reservations at to secure entry into the Zoo. Due to the threat of the COVID-19 virus, the Zoo continues to take strong precautions to protect guests and staff members alike. Entries into the 100+ acre zoological park and gardens is currently limited to allow for safe social distancing. Zoo staff are required to wear face masks and guests are encouraged but not required to wear them. All touchpoints are cleaned continually and all indoor wildlife habitats remain closed at this time.

Go wild at the Oklahoma City Zoo! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Zoo is open daily and online reservations are required for all guests and ZOOfriends members wanting to visit. The OKC 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. Regular admission is $12 for adults and $9 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 the Zoo’s Blog. To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit


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