-- Plan Your Visit


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.

Camel Rides

Take your Zoo visit to new heights with a ride on a dromedary camel!
Children under 6 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
9:00am to 4:30pm Daily
Cost: $8 per person


Children's Zoo Barnyard

Kids and adults alike will go wild as they enjoy up-close encounters with the Zoo’s goats and sheep.
Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Elephant Express Tram

Embark and disembark at two different locations in the Zoo!
9:30am - 4:30pm Daily
Cost: $6 per person. Children two and under are free with paying adult.

Elephant Presentation

Connect with our Asian elephants and the people who know them best, our caretakers, during these engaging presentations.
Free to attend, presentations occur Fri., Sat., and Sun. at 2 p.m.

Explorikeet Feeding

Like walking into a rainbow, guests can enter the lorikeet habitat and feed them fresh nectar (provided). Participants under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by a paying adult.
9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm Daily
Cost: $4 per person.

Flamingo Mingle

Feed these magnificent American and Chilean flamingos special food from a provided cup!No children age 2 and younger can participate in these animal feedings
9:30am -10:00am Daily and 3:30pm - 4:00pm Daily
Cost: $5 per person.

Giraffe Feeding Platform

Currently not available

Gorilla Trk VR

Get closer than ever to gorillas in the jungle with the Gorilla Trek Virtual Reality (VR) experience featuring a 360-degree live action film with motion platform seating.
Open daily from 9:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Cost is $8 per person. Age and height requirements apply.

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 - 12pm Thursday - Sunday only at Sanctuary Asia
Cost: $10 per person.

Stingray Bay

Stingray Bay provides up-close encounters and feeding opportunities with one of the most majestic creatures of the sea, stingrays! Cost is $4 per person to enter. Daily hours 9:00a.m. to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 4:00pm. with feeding opportunities available from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30pm - 2:00pm Daily, while supplies last, for an additional $3 per person.


Endangered Species Carousel

A handcrafted, one-of-a-kind carousel made from basswood and displays 42 endangered animals.
9:30am -4:30pm Daily
Cost: $3 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.
 10am, 1pm, and 3pm Daily
Cost: $200.




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Go Behind the Scenes:

Wild Encounters enable guests to get up close and personal with Bears, Galapagos tortoises, Indian rhinos, Bison,  Komodo Dragon, 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.

• 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.
• For Komodo Dragon Encounter, Guests must be at least 10 years old to attend.


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 - Komodo Dragon

9:45 a.m. 
$36/member, $40/nonmember
Go behind the scenes in Sanctuary Asia for an up-close encounter with the Zoo’s resident Komodo Dragons! Available Sundays and Tuesdays

Wild Encounters - 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 bears.

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! Available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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! Closed-toed shoes are required.

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!

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