Hours, Directions and Tips

At the OKC Zoo, Go Wild!

Come visit us

THE ZOO IS OPEN DAILY FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

Zoo buildings close at 4:45 p.m. 

The Zoo is closed only on Thanksgiving AND Christmas





Tips for Your Zoo Experience!

What TO Bring

Guests are welcome to bring in personal coolers with outside food and drink. Open-air cooler storage is available by the Jungle Gym playground. 

What NOT to Bring

For the safety of our animals, please refrain from bringing pets, plastic lids or straws, glass containers, alcoholic beverages, grills and balloons of any kind. For the safety of our guests, radios or boomboxes, skateboards, roller skates, Heelys or other wheeled shoes, inline or roller blades, frisbees, bicycles and other sports equipment are not allowed.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is a business operated by a public trust and is not been designated as a “park”. As such, the Zoo prohibits firearms on grounds. This is expressed at all entry points into the Zoo.

By state law, smoking is not permitted in zoological parks, including electronic cigarettes or vaping devices. Please refrain from smoking on Zoo grounds or parking lot.

Zoo Map

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OKC Zoo Map

 

Zoo Activities

Daily Adventures

Walk on the wild side and join us for daily animal presentations and feedings! Meet our staff and catch an up-close look at the Zoo's wildlife.

Children's Zoo Petting Barn 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Giraffe Feeding* 1 p.m.

Lorikeet Feedings* 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sea Lion Presentations* 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Stingray Bay Access* 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wallaby Walkabout 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

*Additional costs apply to select experiences


Keeper Connections

Connect with our animal experts and learn about the animals they care for each day. Meet at the "Keeper Chat" sign located near each animal's habitat. These 15-minute presentations are FREE and occur DAILY!

African Painted Dogs 1:30 p.m.

Children's Zoo 10 a.m.

Elephant Presentations 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Galapagos Tortoises 10:30 a.m.

Grest EscApe 11 a.m.


Wild Encounters

Go behind-the-scenes for an up-close animal encounter like no other! Our animal experts will lead you "back stage" to meet the Zoo's wildest inhabitants. Each daily 30-minute tour has a 10-guest maximum. Members receive $5 off each encounter. Visit Guest Services or click here for more details.

Galapagos Tortoises: 1:15 p.m., departs from tortoise statue outside Island Life; $35/member, $40/nonmember

Grizzly Bears: 9:45 a.m., departs from the swift fox habitat; $35/member, $40/nonmember

Flamingos: 10:30 a.m., departs from the Herpetarium sign with the Snake; $15/member, $20/nonmember 

Rhinos*: 11 a.m., departs from the Pygmy Hippo exhibit; $35/member, $40/nonmember *Temporarily Unavailable      

Elephants*: 2:45 p.m., departs from the elephant habitat entrance; $45/member, $50/nonmember *Temporarily Unavailable    

Sea Lions: 3:30 p.m., departs from the sidewalk ramp across from Canopy Restaurant; $35/member, $40/nonmember


Looking for a place to stay in OKC? 

The 21c Museum Hotel has partnered with the OKC Zoo and is offering a Kid's Exploration Package which includes fresh cookies and a tent set up in each room as well as an OKC Zoo tote bag with a map and 4 general admission zoo tickets for your big day.  

Click here for more details!


 

Feeding Animals

Our animals are on special diets. Please do not share your "treats" with them. This includes all animals that live at the Zoo, even squirrels, peacocks and birds. We have regularly scheduled animal feedings (i.e., Giraffes and Lorikeets) for your convenience.

Lost Items

To retrieve lost items or turn in found items, please go to the Guest Relations office at the main entrance.

Pet Policy

Please leave your pets at home. If you chose to bring "Spot" with you, the Zoo offers an area to house pets for a small fee during your visit.

Service Animals

Before entering the Zoo, please check in your guide animal(s) at the Guest Relations office located in the Zoo's Global Plaza.

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