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.


Flamingo Mingle

Flock to the fun and experience the excitement of feeding the Zoo’s American flamingos
Open daily from 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. additional feeding time available on Saturday and Sunday 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $7 per person.

Camel Rides

Take your Zoo visit to new heights!
Returning in the Spring
Cost*: $6 per person. Children under 6 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 


Elephant Express Tram

Embark and disembark at two different locations in the Zoo!
11 a.m. to 4 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!
2:00pm - 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday only 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!
11:30a.m. - 12 p.m. 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!
1 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Cost: $5 per person. Children two and under are free.

Stingray Bay

Catch the wave for a “touching” experience at Stingray Bay.
Currently Closed for Renovations
Cost: $4 per person. Children two and under are free.

Stingray Feedings: Currently Closed for Renovation
Cost: Additional $3 per person.


Endangered Species Carousel

A handcrafted, one-of-a-kind carousel made from basswood and displays 42 endangered animals.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person.

Explorikeet Adventure

Flock to the fun! Guests have the unique opportunity interact with our colorful lorikeets. Participants under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by a paying adult.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily
Cost: $4 per person.

Safari Cart Tour

A 2-hour tour for up to seven guests. Carts are not able to go into all areas of the Zoo. Admission to the Zoo is not included and must be purchased separately. Guests must reserve at least two weeks in advance. Call 405-425-0262 to reserve or for more information. If you are interested in going behind the scenes scroll down for more information on our VIP Safari Tour.
10a.m. and 1 p.m. Daily
Cost: $200.


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 participate in an elephant interaction from a standard wheelchair or walker, but not permitted to approach an elephant from a motorized cart.
• Masks are required for guests age 3 and older when participating on any Wild Encounter when going indoors

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 - Bears

9:45 a.m. 
$36/member, $40/nonmember
Slowing down for the Winter will return in the Spring.

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

1:45pm (Daily)
$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, 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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (with a 45-minute lunch break).
Cost on Weekdays: $210 per person ($189 per OKC Zoo Member) Weekdays include five Wild Encounters!
Cost on Weekends: $190 per person ($171 for OKC Zoo Members). Weekend include four 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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