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OKC ZOO PROVIDES WILD SETTING FOR OZS'S ANNUAL OSTRICH EGG BREAKFAST ON MAY 7, MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND

Rise and shine for Oklahoma Zoological Society’s (OZS/ZOOfriends) 35th annual Ostrich Egg Breakfast (OEB), Oklahoma City’s most popular breakfast event, happening at the Oklahoma City Zoo on Saturday, May 7, Mother’s Day weekend. Connect with family and friends while enjoying a delicious breakfast buffet with the sights and sounds of the Zoo surrounding you.

Ostrich Egg Breakfast guests can choose to attend one of two event sessions: Early Birds from 8 to 10 a.m. and the Brunch Bunch from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Select brunch cocktails including mimosas with cranberry, orange or pineapple juice options and Bloody Marys will be available for purchase at the brunch session. OEB seating is limited to 1,500 guests per breakfast session and advance reservations are required. Breakfast goers will feast on a smorgasbord of pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled hens’ eggs, waffles, bagels and more. OEB will be served by dedicated community volunteers at the Zoo’s Devon Picnic Grounds, and is a fundraising event in support of the OKC Zoo.

“Ostrich Egg Breakfast is one of our longest-running and most beloved traditions,” said Mandy Heaps, executive director of the Oklahoma Zoological Society. “We are thrilled to dedicate this year’s event to celebrating the moms in our lives. Not only will breakfast be delicious but there will be a number of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.”

Make it a “mom”orable morning and surprise mom with a with an exclusive Ostrich Egg Breakfast Mother’s Day gift box. This gift bundle features a custom OEB event T-shirt and coffee mug, OKC ZOO POO and pollinator seed pack plus, a souvenir OEB “mom” temporary tattoo, and will be available for purchase at ZOOfriends’ office in the entry plaza for $40. Limited-edition OEB shirts are available for $20 per shirt for adult sizes and $18 per shirt for youth sizes. Shirt sizes and quantity are limited so pre-order with the purchase of event tickets at www.okczoo.org.

OEB tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.okczoo.org. Tickets are also available by calling (405) 425-0618 or in-person at the ZOOfriends Membership office located in the Zoo’s entry plaza during regular park hours. OEB tickets include Zoo admission and entry to event with breakfast buffet. ZOOfriends members receive $5 off per ticket. Ticket prices per event session are as follows:

  • Early Bird Session (8 to 10 a.m.): $30 per adult, ages 12 and older, $25 per child, ages 3-11 and seniors. Children ages 2 and under are free.

  • Brunch Bunch Session (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.): $45 per brunch adult, 21 and older - includes Zoo admission, entry to the event with breakfast buffet plus two $8.50 drink vouchers for mimosa and/or Blood Mary; $30 per adult, ages 12 and older, $25 per child, ages 3-11 and seniors. Children ages 2 and under are free.

Be part of the OEB scene and sign up to be an event volunteer. There are a variety of ways to participate in this year's breakfast. Volunteers are needed to assist with serving food, checking guests in, selling t-shirts and more! OEB volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and breakfast before or after their shift. If you would like to get more information on volunteer opportunities, you may reach out to Kelby Corbett at kelby@zoofriends.org.

Oklahoma Zoological Society and the OKC Zoo are grateful to our Ostrich Egg Breakfast event partner, Express Employment Professionals.

Get cracking and reserve your Ostrich Egg Breakfast tickets today! The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last entry no later than 4 p.m. Purchase advance tickets at www.okczoo.org/tickets and avoid the entry lines. Consider becoming a ZOOfriends member or renewing your membership before visiting the Zoo. Starting at $45, memberships can be purchased at ZOOfriends.org and provide access to the OKC Zoo for an entire year plus, additional benefits and discounts. 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 connected with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and by visiting our blog stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming a ZOOfriends member. Starting at $45, memberships can be purchased at ZOOfriends.org and provide access to the OKC Zoo for an entire year plus, additional benefits and discounts. To learn more about Zoo happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.

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About the Oklahoma Zoological Society

The Oklahoma Zoological Society was created in 1954 to support and promote the Oklahoma City Zoo and its mission to connect people with our world’s vanishing wildlife and wild places. OZS works to accomplish these important objectives through membership and fundraising campaign initiatives, capital campaigns, marketing, special events, and public relations. A dedicated and passionate group of community volunteers lead OZS as members of the board of directors.

 

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