The OKC Zoo offers many exciting programs both on grounds and off grounds all around the state! We have a special collection of education animal ambassadors that enhance our programs. These animals have been specifically selected as education program ambassadors because of the relevance to our Zoo programs and their comfort with audiences. You can request animals, but there are no guarantees, as animals may not be available or may not relate to the program(s) chosen. If your looking for information regarding zoo outreach programs, click here.
On Grounds Program Prices
Cost Per Person (Member discounts not applicable):
Pre-K - 12th Grade: $9.00 (price includes general admission + education program)
1 free chaperone per 7 students
Additional chaperones: $8.25
Your school could possibly quailify for a ZooFund for Kids Scholarship! This would cover the cost of admission and bus fees. To check out requirments, click here.
To book an on-grounds program, call (405) 425-0218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Possible dates and times.
- The number of programs being requested.
- The age(s) / grade(s) which will participate.
- An estimate of how many students will attend.
Reading comes to life as we combine children’s books, biofacts, and a live animal in this adventure for children ages 3 – 5. Content depends on featured animal (i.e., an armadillo, rabbit, hedgehog, lizard, owl, or a turtle).
SPOTS AND STRIPES: SUPPORTS OAS-S: 1-LS1-1
Animals have colors and patterns for a reason. Compare fur and feathers to see if they are hiding or warning of danger.
SMELL WITH YOUR TONGUE: SUPPORTS OAS-S: K-LS1-1 K-ESS3-1 1-PS4-2
See it, hear it, smell it, and touch it! Experience the uncommon ways animals use their common senses.
2ND - 4TH GRADE
HABITAT CHALLENGE: SUPPORTS OAS-S: 2-LS4-1 3-LS3-1 3-LS3-2 3-LS4-3 4-LS1-1
Where animals live determines what they look like. Check out the adaptations they use for survival.
STICKY, SLIMY, STINKY: SUPPORTS OAS-S 1-LS1-1 2-LS4-1 3-LS4-2 3-LS4-3 4-LS1-1 4-LS1-2 5-PS1-4
What makes a frog's tongue sticky, a salamander slimy, or a skunk stinky? Discover the science behind what makes some animals sticky, slimy, stinky!
Aliens Among Us: supports 2-LS2-1, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS1-1, 3-LS3-2, 3-LS4-2, 3-LS4-3, 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, 4-ESS3-2
Jelly-like skin, glowing bodies, too many legs to count! We’re not talking about extraterrestrials but the aliens among us! Join us as we explain the bizarre bodies of animals right here on our own planet.
MIXED AGED GROUPS
Zooperheroes: SUPPORTS 2-LS4-1 3-PS2-1 3-LS3-2 3-LS4-2 3-LS4-3 4-LS1-1
Kapow! Bam! Smash! It's Zooperheroes saving the day! Whether it's with the power of a possum or strength of a spider, we'll explore animals that inspire your favorite superheroes.
5TH - 6TH GRADE
DINNERS & DINERS: SUPPORTS OAS-S: 3-LS2-1 4-LS1-1 4-LS1-2
The stakes are high in this eat-or-be-eaten game! Explore the adaptations and feeding strategies that help predators and prey survive another day.
KEEPERS OF THE EARTH: SUPPORTS OAS-S: 5-LS2-2 5-ESS3-1 6-MS-LS2-4 6-MS-ESS3-3 8-MS-ESS3-4
Water connects us with all animal and plant life. In this interactive program, students work to find a balance between man and nature in “our town.” (For groups of 40 or less)
The Goldilocks Zone: SUPPORTS 5-PS1-3, 5-PS1-4, 5-LS2-2, 5- ESS2-1, 5-ESS3-1, MS-PS3-4, MS-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-4, MS-ESS3-3
Thermal vents and polar ice caps may not be where you’d like to live but some animals find them to be jusssttt right! The Goldilocks Zone typically applies to a planet’s distance from the sun but we’ll use it to explore Earth’s most extreme habitats and those who live there. (For groups of 40 or less)
7TH - 12TH GRADE
Learn how and why we train our zoo animals, the basics of behavior modification, and play the training game. Video footage of training sessions may be viewed.
ANIMAL S.O.S. (SAVE OUR SPECIES): SUPPORTS OAS-S: 8-MS-ESS3-4 BIO. 1-HS-LS4-4 BIO. 1-HS-LS4-5 ENV. SCI.-HS-ESS3-4 ENV. SCI.-HS-LS2-7
Animals in Oklahoma and around the world are in trouble! Come discover why animals are endangered and what you can do to help.
Zoos face many challenges when creating animal exhibits. In this simulation game, teams make decisions about animals, buildings, and visitor amenities to create a 21st century zoo. (For groups of 40 or less)