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  • National Dog Day Presented by Bob Moore Subaru

    Aug 26th, 2018
    10:00am - 2:00pm
    OKC Zoo

    You’re invited to a pawsome event as Bob Moore Subaru presents National Dog Day at the Oklahoma City Zoo, Sunday, August 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. National Dog Daygives us cause to celebrate all breeds of dogs and recognize the number of dogs in need of permanent homes. Representatives from The Bella Foundation will be in attendance from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. hosting an adoption event in the Zoo’s entry plaza. Be sure and stop by because you might find a new four-legged friend to add to your family! Additional event activities include: 

    Free Subaru dog bandanas courtesy of Bob Moore Subaru for the first 1,000 guests that visit. 

    Kids can participate in the Zoo’s free Eye Spy Safari for a chance to win a prize, courtesy of Bob Moore Subaru. Scratch-off cards are available at the Zoo’s Guest Services and ZOOfriends’ offices.

    Special Keeper Connection at the Zoo’s African Painted Dog habitat (1:30 p.m.), where guests can learn more about our endangered dogs from the animal experts entrusted to care for them.  

    Traveling with Fido? Subaru owners can leave their pups in the Zoo’s pet hotel for free on National Dog Day. Located in the Zoo’s entry plaza, the pet hotel is available daily during regular Zoo hours and is the ideal solution for guests traveling with pets since they are not permitted on grounds.

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  • OKC Zoo and Red Cross Blood Drive

    Sep 1st, 2018
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    OKC Zoo Rosser Education Center Parking Lot

    The Oklahoma City Zoo and the American Red Cross serving Oklahoma are working together to help save lives while providing ongoing opportunities for blood donors to give. For the remainder of the year, the Red Cross will host monthly blood drives at the OKC Zoo allowing Oklahomans the opportunity to come and donate blood and receive two vouchers good for admission to the OKC Zoo! Each voucher is good for one free admission ticket (adult, child or senior) to the Zoo. All blood drives will be held in the Zoo’s education center located at the east end of the parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the first one scheduled for Saturday, September 1. On September 1, everyone who comes to donate will receive an aluminum water bottle from the Red Cross and free Sports Clips Haircut coupon in addition to a Zoo admission voucher!

    To learn more about donating blood and the requirements to give, visit www.redcrossblood.org.

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  • ZooFUNd for Kids Scholarship Deadline

    Sep 1st, 2018
    All-day Event
    Online

    The Oklahoma Zoological Society (OZS), a nonprofit organization supporting the OKC Zoo’s mission, provides scholarships to offset the cost of zoo education programs. These are available to pre-school through high school students, as well as youth and adult organizations meeting certain criteria. The deadline for 2018-2019 applications is Saturday, September 1, 2018Learn more about ZOOfriends’  ZOOfund for Kids program and submit an online application.

     

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  • Nature Explorers Preschool Begins

    Sep 4th, 2018
    All-day Event
    OKC Zoo Rosser Education Conservation Center

    Using the Oklahoma City Zoo’s natural setting, Nature Explorers Preschool focuses on developing the “whole child” – through cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and creative development. Curriculum increases direct contact time with the outdoors through discoveries about the Zoo’s plants and animals. Children ages 3, 4 and 5 will have daily explorations on zoo grounds, interactions with animal ambassadors in the classroom and participate in special events.

    Enrollment Options:

    Option 1- Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 1pm

    Option 2- Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 1pm

    Option 3- Add Friday to either option 1 or 2

    Program Fees:

    A $50 non-refundable enrollment fee is required to reserve your child's spot.

    $195/month for two-day preschool

    $245/month for three-day preschool

    The next preschool session begins Tuesday, September 4, 2018. To learn more or to enroll your preschooler, call (405) 425-0257.

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  • OKC Zoo Brings National Geographic's Photo Ark Exhibit by Joel Sartore to ZooZeum

    Sep 12th, 2018
    All-day Event
    OKC Zoo - ZooZeum

    World-renowned National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore considers himself to be an animal ambassador, a voice for the voiceless – and he is. As the driving force behind National Geographic’s Photo Ark, Joel is on a quest to visually document our world’s animals before it’s too late. Since 2006, he has photographed more than 6,500 species as he traveled to zoos, aquariums, wildlife centers and private facilities to reveal the world’s most fragile biodiversity and speak about the significance of saving all wildlife. His breathtaking portraits inspire people to care about and help save these species while there’s still time.

    Beginning September 12, Oklahoma City Zoo guests can view Joel’s photographs in person when they visit the ZooZeum, the Zoo’s historical museum located by the elephant habitat. The Zoo will be showcasing nearly 40 photos from the Photo Ark project through mid-December. Zoo admission is required to visit the ZooZeum.

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  • OKC Zoo Family Overnight Program

    Sep 14th, 2018
    All-day Event
    OKC Zoo

    (Friday, September 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. the next morning)

    Komodo dragons, red pandas, and rhinos galore...our new Sanctuary Asia exhibit has a lot to explore! Join us for a journey across the Zoo in search of Asian animals. This overnight program features an educational program, themed craft, and night hike. Evening snack, light breakfast and Zoo admission the following day included. Ages: 4 and up. Parent must accompany children. Cost is $35/child and $20/adult.

    Register now: https://okczooeducationdepartment.regfox.com/ngt-asian-adventure-family-overnight

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  • The Container Store Grand Opening Weekend Supports ZOOfriends, OKC Zoo

    Sep 15th, 2018
    All-day Event
    5644 N. Pennsylvania Ave., OKC, OK 73112

    The Oklahoma Zoological Society/ZOOfriends and the Oklahoma City Zoo have some exciting news! We're proud to announce that Oklahoma City's The Container Store, opening September 15, will be donating 10% of its Grand Opening Weekend sales to OKC ZOOfriends in support of the OKC Zoo! Come and shop Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 during regular store hours and support ZOOfriends and the OKC Zoo, and the animals too! The Container Store is located at N. Penn Ave. at Penn Square.

    https://www.containerstore.com/locations/showState.htm?state=OK

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  • The Container Store Grand Opening Weekend Supports ZOOfriends, OKC Zoo

    Sep 16th, 2018
    All-day Event
    5644 N. Pennsylvania Ave., OKC, OK 73112

    The Oklahoma Zoological Society/ZOOfriends and the Oklahoma City Zoo have some exciting news! We're proud to announce that Oklahoma City's The Container Store, opening September 15, will be donating 10% of its Grand Opening Weekend sales to OKC ZOOfriends in support of the OKC Zoo! Come and shop Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 during regular store hours and support ZOOfriends and the OKC Zoo, and the animals too! The Container Store is located at N. Penn Ave. at Penn Square.

    https://www.containerstore.com/locations/showState.htm?state=OK

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