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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.

All guests age 3+ must wear a mask when participating in an animal feeding indoors or outdoors.  No children age 2 and younger can participate in these animal feedings. These measures are made to ensure the safety of our guests as well as the Zoo’s animal care staff.

Flamingo Mingle

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

Camel Rides

Take your Zoo visit to new heights!
Daily 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost*: $6 per person. Children under 6 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
*Camel Rides are not included in Zoo-It-All or Ride-It-All packages.

Elephant Express Tram

Embark and disembark at four different locations in the Zoo!
Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
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 11 a.m. to noon and 2-3 p.m.
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!
Saturday and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. 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!
Daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Sea Lion Presentation Stadium.
Cost: $5 per person. Children two and under are free.

Stingray Bay

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

Centennial Choo Choo

All aboard this 1863 replica train!
Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
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.
Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
Cost: $3 per person.

Explorikeet Adventure

Flock to the fun! Guests have the unique opportunity to feed and interact with our colorful lorikeets.
Weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
(closed for "bird break" from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Cost: $4 per person to feed.


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 6 people to get up close and personal with grizzly bears, galapagos tortoises, Indian rhinos, sea lions and Asian elephants. 

Note: Masks are required for all participants age 3 and older.  No children age 2 and younger can participate in Wild Encounter / Behind the Scenes tours. These added measures ensure the safety of our guests as well as animal care staff.


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 - Indian Rhinos

11:15 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

1:15 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

2:00 p.m.
$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

Take the ultimate private, exclusive adventure through the Oklahoma City Zoo with an Ultimate VIP Experience.

Imagine a personal tour guide plus access to all rides, attractions, animal feedings, 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: $210 per person ($189 for ZOOfriend members). To book this unique experience, please call (405) 424-3344.

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