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Plan your Thursday nights around spectacular sunsets, cool cocktails and wondrous wildlife with the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s third annual, adult-only evening event series, Sip and Stroll. Presented by COOP Ale Works, Sip and Stroll occurs every third Thursday beginning April 21 and continuing through September 15, from 6-10 p.m. Revelers 21 and older are invited to explore the majority of the Zoo to discover amazing animals and exclusive experiences while savoring delicious drinks inspired by exotic wildlife and wild places throughout the night.

Sip and Stoll features six watering holes with three brand-new locations that highlight the OKC Zoo’s conservation projects both locally and globally. Guests will discover custom cocktails such as The Long Neck and Spotted In Namibia at these wildly themed drink locations that focus on destinations including Madagascar, Tanzania and Namibia. While visiting each watering hole, guests will have an opportunity to learn more about what the Zoo is doing to protect and preserve the natural world through global conservation partnerships with the Wildlife Trafficking Alliance, Cheetah Conservation Fund and others.

“Sip and Stroll continues to grow in popularity and is becoming an event favorite among our adult patrons,” said Jenna Dodson, OKC Zoo’s events manager. “With this series, guests who may not have visited the Zoo since they were kids have the opportunity to re-connect with our animals, habitats and mission in a new and memorable way.”

There are more things to see and do while sipping and strolling through the Zoo! Sip and Stroll admission provides attendees with access to a variety of exclusive Zoo attractions including a sea lion presentation, Stingray Bay, the Endangered Species Carousel, an elephant presentation, karaoke, lawn games and more. With each Sip and Stroll event, guests can also get up-close to the Zoo’s gentle giants and partake in the giraffe feeding experience for an additional $5/person. Capacity is limited for these attractions so guests are encouraged to plan accordingly.

The Zoo also has specially scheduled entertainment for select Sip and Stroll evenings with dueling pianos on April 21 and August 18; a drag show for PRIDE Night on June 16; a DJ on May 19 and July 21, and a special live entertainment set on September 15.

2022 Sip and Stroll dates: Thursday, April 21, Thursday, May 19, Thursday, June 16 (PRIDE night with special drag show), Thursday, July 21, Thursday, August 18 and Thursday, September 15.

Event admission to Sip and Stroll is $32/person for non-members or $27/person for ZOOfriends members and online reservations are required. Tickets are available now at Sip and Stroll Drink Passports will be available for purchase for an additional $27 per person, allowing pass holders to enjoy a 5 oz. sample of all 6 specialty drinks. Drinks will also be available a la carte. Additional beverages and food will be available for purchase during Sip and Stroll from Zoo restaurants and local food trucks. Sip and Stroll tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. This event will occur rain or shine. To purchase tickets or learn more visit

Travel the Oklahoma City Zoo and the world this summer with Sip and Stroll! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and by visiting Our Stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming Oklahoma Zoological Society members at To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit


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