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Plan Your Visit

Explore The Wild


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

 

DINO SAFARI

Dino Safari Adventure Passes include Zoo admission, All day admission to Dino Safari, Carousel, Tram and Lorikeet, cost $31; Children ages 3-11 and Seniors (65+) are $28. (2 and under are free) Single visit tickets are $6 per person; ZOOfriends $5 per person (2 and under are free) 
9a.m. - 4:30p.m. Daily

Flamingo Mingle

Flock to the fun and experience the excitement of feeding the Zoo’s American flamingos
Open daily from 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $7 per person. 
*Flamingo Mingle is not included in Ride-It-All packages.

Camel Rides

Take your Zoo visit to new heights!
Daily 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost*: $6 per person. Children under 6 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
*Camel Rides are not included Ride-It-All packages.

Elephant Express Tram

Embark and disembark at two different locations in the Zoo!
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily
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, Demetri and Mashamba!
2pm-3pm Daily, and 11:00am - 12:00pm Saturday, and Sunday
Cost: $5 per person.

Rhino Feedings

For one of the most magical experiences in the OKC Zoo, arrange to feed one of the Zoo’s most popular residents – an Indian Rhino!
11:30am Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only at Sanctuary Asia
Cost: $10 per person.

Sea Lion Presentations

Get ready for a splash of fun. Sea lion presentations provide “fin”tastic fun for all ages!
10a.m. - 1p.m. Daily
Cost: $5 per person. Children two and under are free.

Stingray Bay

Catch the wave for a “touching” experience at Stingray Bay.
10am - 4:30pm Daily
Cost: $4 per person. Children two and under are free.

Stingray Feedings: Daily 10:30am-11am and 1:30pm - 2pm
Cost: Additional $3 per person.

Centennial Choo Choo

All aboard this 1863 replica train!
9:30 a.m - 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.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person.

Explorikeet Adventure

Flock to the fun! Guests have the unique opportunity interact with our colorful lorikeets.
9a.m. - 12p.m. and 1p.m. - 4:30p.m. Daily
Cost: $4 per person.


Sitewide header image from Fenric Towell, Youth II Winner, ZOOfriends Capture the Wild Photo Contest.

 

Wild Encounters Logo


Go Behind the Scenes:


Wild Encounters enable groups of up to 10 people to get up close and personal with grizzly bears, galapagos tortoises, Indian rhinos, Bison, sea lions and Asian elephants. Participants will be led by guides to restricted areas not seen by the general public to learn more about how expert animal caretakers provide superior care for each animal.

• Groups limited to no more than 10 people of any age.
• Parents are limited to bringing in one child under 5 for each guardian over the age of 18.
• Children age 0-2 are free but must be held by parent or guardian the entire time. Strollers are not allowed behind the scenes.
• Crying children may be asked to step away from animal experience area for safety reasons.
• Participants under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by an adult who has also purchased and is attending the same Wild Encounter
• For elephant encounters, guests may participare in an elephant interaction from a standard wheelchair or walker, but not permitted to approach an elephant form a motorized cart.


The Zoo’s behind-the-scenes experiences are wilder than ever! Tickets are based on per person basis for each encounter schedule below:

Wild Encounters - Grizzly Bears

9:45 a.m. 
$36/member, $40/nonmember
Go behind the scenes at the Oklahoma Trails habitat for an up-close encounter with the Zoo’s grizzly bear brothers Will and Wiley!

Wild Encounters - Bison

10:30 a.m.
$36/member, $40/nonmember
Go behind the scenes for a Wild Encounter with Oklahoma's state mammal - The American bison!

Wild Encounters - Indian Rhinos

11:20 a.m.
$36/member, $40/nonmember
Go behind the scenes in Sanctuary Asia for an up-close encounter with the Zoo’s resident Indian Rhinos!

Wild Encounters - Galapagos Tortoises

1:00 p.m.
$36/member, $40/nonmember
Go behind the scenes for an up-close encounter with some of the Zoos oldest and most beloved residents – the Galapagos tortoises!

Wild Encounters - Sea Lions

1pm (Mon-Thurs) and 1:45pm (Daily)
*1pm not available on certain holidays

$36/member, $40/nonmember
Go behind the scenes for an up-close encounter with some of the Zoos most dynamic residents – the Sea Lions!

Wild Encounters - Asian Elephants

2:45 p.m.
$45/member, $50/nonmember
Go behind the scenes for an up-close encounter with some of the Zoos largest and most beloved residents – the Asian Elephants! 

VIP Safari Tour

Imagine a personal tour guide plus access to Elephant Express Tram, Centennial Choo-Choo Train, Endangered Species Carousel and all Wild Encounters (based on availability and weather-permitting)! Now, turn that dream into an experience of a lifetime.

Ultimate VIP Experiences are offered daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with a 45-minute lunch break).
Cost on Weekdays: $230 per person ($209 per OKC Zoo Member) Weekdays include six Wild Encounters!
Cost on Weekends: $210 per person ($189 for OKC Zoo Members). Weekend include five Wild Encounters!
To book this unique experience, please call (405) 424-3344. Scheduling should be done at least two weeks in advance.

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