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Wild Encounters

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. 

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

9:45 a.m. - Grizzly Bears 
departs from the swift fox habitat
$36/member, $40/nonmember

11:15 a.m. - Rhinos
departs from the Sanctuary Asia elephant pavilion entrance
$36/member, $40/nonmember

1:15 p.m. - Galapagos Tortoises
departs from the Galapagos Tortoise habitat near the Zoo entrance
$36/member, $40/nonmember

2:00 p.m. - Sea Lions
departs from the sidewalk ramp across from Canopy 
$36/member, $40/nonmember

2:45 p.m. - Elephants 
departs from the Sanctuary Asia elephant pavilion entrance
$45/member, $50/nonmember


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

Camel Rides

Take your Zoo visit to new heights!
Weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Weekends 9 a.m. to 5 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.

Giraffe Feeding Platform

Come face-to-face with our gentle giants–Ellie, Julu and Demetri!
Daily at 2 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 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.
Daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $4 per person. Children two and under are free.

Centennial Choo Choo

All aboard this 1863 replica train!
Daily from 9:30 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 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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: $4 per person to feed.

VIP Safari Tour

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

Imagine a personal tour guide in a private safari cart 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: $250 per person ($225 for ZOOfriend members). To book this unique experience, please call (405) 424-3344.

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

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