After Hours

At the OKC Zoo, Go Wild!

Overnight Programs

Can you build the highest ant hill? Jump as far as a wallaby? Catch some slimy fish? Do you think you’re as skilled as a Zoolympian? Whether it’s capturing their lunch or hiding with ease, animals have amazing abilities that help them survive! Test your abilities as you compete to like the animals do!

Millions of visitors see the Zoo in daylight but very few see it by flashlight. Overnights are perfect for: 

  • Schools

  • Corporate Groups

  • Families

  • Scouts

  • And everyone in between!

Click here to see our Overnight FAQ sheet with information on what to expect and what to bring!

Private Overnight Information

  • Ages: All ages

  • Fees: $500 minimum. $35 per participant, $20 per chaperone. Ask us about our school group rates.

  • Maximum number of participants is 300

Please note: A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date, time, and room. This is applied towards your final payment. Due to high demand and staff availability, please book your snooze at least two weeks in advance.

  •  For more info or to schedule your snooze, contact Erica Buckwalter at (405) 425-0270 or e-mail:

Parents Night Out 

It can be a bear of a task to raise your cub and teach them too! The Zoo has experts ready to tame your wild child with a zoo-rific experience during our NEW Parents Night Out program. Swing your little monkey over to the Zoo so you can spend the evening prowling the town. The program will include a themed lesson, craft, pizza, a nighttime Zoo tour, and a movie.

  • September 18th

  • October 2nd

  • October 9th

  • Ages: 4-11 years old.

  • 6:00pm-10:00pm (you can pick up your child earlier)

  • $40/non-member for single child, $35/additional child

  • $30/members for single child, $25/additional child

  • Additional paperwork must be filled out. CLICK HERE. 

Family Camp Out

Camping at the Zoo…It’s going to be in-tents-ly awesome! You’ll pitch your tent on Zoo grounds, go for an evening hike, snack on s’mores while listening to animal themed stories then snooze under the stars during our NEW Camp Out family program. Event includes an animal presentation and a light breakfast in the morning then Zoo admission for the whole day. 

  • October 24th OR November 14th

  • Children must have an adult enrolled with them. 

  • Ages: 4+ years. 

  • 6:30pm-8:00am

  • $40/person 

  • Families must provide their own tent and gear

  • Click HERE to read the FAQ sheet with super important details!

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