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.

2000 Remington Place

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111

Zoo buildings close at 4:45 p.m. 

The Zoo is closed 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

 

Adventurers of all ages can discover a variety of exciting activities throughout the Zoo's grounds. 
All rides and experiences are weather-permitting.

Elephant Express Tram

Embark and disembark at four different locations in the Zoo!
Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Cost: $6 per person. Children two and under are free with paying adult.

Giraffe Feeding Platform

Come face-to-face with our gentle giants–Ellie, Julu and Demetri!
Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. 
Cost: $5 per person.

Sea Lion Presentations

Get ready for a splash of fun. Sea lion presentations provide “fin”tastic fun for all ages!
Daily at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Sea Lion Presentation Stadium.
Cost: $4 per person. Children two and under are free.

Stingray Bay

Catch the wave for a “touching” experience at Stingray Bay.
Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person. Children two and under are free.

Centennial Choo Choo

All aboard this 1863 replica train!
Daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Cost: $3 per person. Children two and under are free.

Endangered Species Carousel

A handcrafted, one-of-a-kind carousel made from basswood and displays 42 endangered animals.
Daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person.

Explorikeet Adventure

Flock to the fun! Guests have the unique opportunity to feed and interact with our colorful lorikeets.
Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(closed for "bird break" from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Cost: Free to enter - $3 per person to feed.

Children's Zoo Barnyard

Go wild for this spacious oasis where little ones can connect with animals and nature.
Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Elephant Presentations

Come meet our Asian elephants at Sanctuary Asia!
Daily at 2 p.m.
Cost: Free

Ask a Keeper

Connect with our animal experts and learn about the animals they care for each day. 
These 15-minute daily presentations are FREE and occur DAILY!

10 a.m. - Children's Zoo (Wallaby)

10:30 a.m. - Galapagos Tortoises

11:30 a.m. - Stingray Bay

1:30 p.m. - Great EscApe

2 p.m. - Elephant Presentation

2:30 p.m. - Red Panda

3 p.m. - Cassowary (Sanctuary Asia)

ZooZeum

The only museum of its kind in the country, the Patricia and Byron J. Gambulos ZooZeum, a historic 1935 Works Projects Administration building.
Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

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 recognized service animal(s) at the security office located just outside the entry plaza.

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