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.
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. (If temperatures are below 50 degrees, some animals may be off exhibit).
Children's Zoo Barn 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Giraffe Feeding* 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Lorikeet Feedings* 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed for "bird break" from 1 p.m. to 1:30 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.
*Additional costs apply to select experiences
Ask a Keeper
Connect with our animal experts and learn about the animals they care for each day. Meet at the "Ask a Keeper" sign located near each animal's habitat. These 15-minute presentations are FREE and occur DAILY!
African Painted Dogs 1:30 p.m.
Big Rivers Aquarium 11:30 a.m.
Cassowary (Sanctuary Asia) 3 p.m.
Children's Zoo (Wallaby) 10 a.m.
Elephant Presentation 2 p.m.
Galapagos Tortoises 10:30 a.m.
Great EscApe 1:30 p.m.
Wild Encounters - Go Behind-the-Scenes
The Zoo’s behind-the-scenes experiences are wilder than ever! Wild Encounters enable you to get up close and personal with grizzly bears, flamingos, rhinos, sea lions, elephants and Galapagos tortoises. Ages 6-and-up are welcome. Groups up to 10 people. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are based on per person basis for each encounter schedule below:
Elephants: 2:45 p.m., departs from the Sanctuary Asia elephant pavilion entrance; $60/member, $71/nonmember, $79/nonmember+admission
Flamingos: 10:30 a.m., departs from the Herpetarium sign with the Snake; $30/member, $41/nonmember, $49/nonmember+admission
Galapagos Tortoises: 1:15 p.m., departs from tortoise statue outside Island Life; $50/member, $61/nonmember, $69/nonmember+admission
Grizzly Bears: 9:45 a.m., departs from the swift fox habitat; $50/member, $61/nonmember, $69/nonmember+admission
Rhinos: 11:15 a.m., departs from the Sanctuary Asia elephant pavilion entrance; $50/member, $61/nonmember, $69/nonmember+admission
Sea Lions: 3:30 p.m., departs from the sidewalk ramp across from Canopy; $50/member, $61/nonmember, $69/nonmember+admission
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!
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.
To retrieve lost items or turn in found items, please go to the Guest Relations office at the main entrance.
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.
Before entering the Zoo, please check in your registered service animal(s) at the security office located just outside the entry plaza.