Rides and Attractions

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Rides and Attractions

Adventurers of all ages can discover a variety of exciting activities throughout the Zoo's grounds. Additional fees for rides and attractions may apply.

All rides and attractions operate weather permitting

Centennial Choo Choo

All aboard! 1863 replica.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person per ride; free for ages 2 and under
NOTE: Please note that the Choo Choo train does not operate on wet or icy tracks.


Children's Zoo Barnyard

Children and families will enjoy this outdoor, tactile experience and each animal is a rare species. The collection includes:

  • Guinea hogs: Fergie and Fancy

  • Miniature donkeys: Jasmine and Pinkee

  • 12 Nigerian dwarf goats: Gotebo, Norman, Duncan, Edmond, Bixby, Hugo, Perry, Oologah, Bowlegs, Chandler, Dewey and Jet

  • Tunis sheep: Sarabi and Tallulah

  • Rare rabbits and chickens

Open daily weather permitting from 9 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free


Children's Zoo Water Stream

Open daily weather permitting from 9 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free


Elephant Express

Embark and disembark at four different locations in the Zoo.
Daily rides offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All day bracelets are $6 per person. Children 2 and under are free with paying adult


Elephant Presentations

Come meet our Asian elephants: Bamboo, Asha, Chandra and Asha’s calf, Achara, at the Elephant Pavilion.
Daily at 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Cost: Free


Endangered Species Carousel

A handcrafted, one-of-a-kind carousel made from basswood and displays 42 exotic animals.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $3 per person, per ride


Explorikeet Adventure

See flying rainbows (aka lorikeets)!
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (We close for a “bird break” from 1-1:30 p.m.)
Cost: Free to enter; $3 for nectar


Giraffe Feeding Platform

Giraffe slobber is the best! Discover for yourself when you feed our gentle giants.
Daily from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person


Horticulture Happenings

The entire Zoo is an accredited living museum and botanical garden with more than 30,000 specimens of flowering bulbs, unusual and hard-to-find plants, and more than 100 Oklahoma native species--29 of which are listed as imperiled or rare. The Zoo also is home to the largest, walk-through outdoor Butterfly Garden in Oklahoma and many designated horticultural displays and collections. Identification plaques and labels distinguish significant plants throughout Zoo grounds.


Keeper Connections

Are you a fan of flamingos? Painted dogs or Red River hogs? Daily Keeper Connections help you connect with your favorite animals and the keepers who care for them. The Zoo’s animal keepers are everyday conservationists, dedicated to protecting and preserving our planet’s wildlife and wild places. They have a wealth of information to share as they show off the Zoo’s amazing animals.
Keeper Connection signs are posted throughout the Zoo. Schedules can be found on our Calendar of Events or in Guest Relations.
All connections are free with Zoo admission.


Sea Lion Presentations

Get ready for a splash of fun. Sea lion presentations return to the Noble Aquatic Center with California sea lions Addie, Pearl and Piper.
Daily at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Cost is $4 per person. Children two and under are free.


Stingray Bay

Catch the wave for a “touching” experience at Stingray Bay. These majestic stingrays fly through a 16,000 gallon saltwater pool. 25 cownose stingrays, a bat ray and eight white-spotted bamboo sharks.
Cost is $3 per person with paid Zoo admission. Children two and under are free.
Stingray Feedings are an additional $3 fee at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.
ZOOfriends’ memberships do not apply.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Wallaby Walkabout

Crikey! A NEW exhibit comes to the Oklahoma City Zoo! It’s the Wallabies! Related to kangaroos, these little guys are sure to bring big fun to the Children's Zoo where they will permanently reside.
Guests of all ages can explore the wallabies' walk-through habitat daily.
Free with Zoo admission.


Wild Encounters

Wild Encounters are unique, behind-the-scenes experiences that let you see Zoo animals in up-close ways you never have before! Daily interactions are available with grizzly bears, flamingos, sea lions, Galapagos tortoises, Asian elephants and rhinos.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Additional fees apply, ranging from $35 - $45 for members and $40 - $50 for nonmembers.
Contact Guest Services at (405) 425-0262 for reservations.


Zoo Walking Tours

Ramp up your Zoo experience with a guided, one-hour walking tour to view our unique plants and animals. Any age welcome.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday only
$4 adult; $2 child. Tours can be purchased on day of visit with regular admission. Tours are limited to 15 guests per tour on a first-come, first-served basis. (Not a behind-the-scenes tour.)



The only museum of its kind in the country, the new Patricia and Byron J. Gambulos ZooZeum, a historic 1935 Works Projects Administration building.
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with paid Zoo admission


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