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BRING ON SOME SUMMER FUN!

JULY 2014

 

NOW-AUGUST 15:  WE'RE CELEBRATING OUR 110th ANNIVERSARY!

 And that means 110 days of giveaways through August 15, 2014! Enter often for a chance to win prizes including gift cards, Zoo memberships, movie passes, toys and more at www.okczoo.com. Kids can also print out and decorate a Zoo Explorer, and post a photo with their Zoo Explorer at the Zoo on the Zoo's Facebook page for bonus prizes at www.facebook.com/okczoobg. The #110 Ways to Zoo It promotion is brought to you by News 9, Jake FM, Magic 104. No purchase is necessary. 


NOW-AUGUST 30:  STAY LATE AND PLAY ON SATURDAYS

Now through August 30, the Zoo will remain open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays allowing guests to stay and play. Exhibit buildings will close at 7:45 p.m. Stingray Bay will close at 7 p.m. All rides, attractions and concessions will be open depending on weather. All guests must leave Zoo grounds at closing time.

 

TUESDAYS IN JUNE AND JULY:  WILD TUESDAYS STORY TIME SAFARIS

The Zoo hosts Wild Tuesdays Story Time Safaris every Tuesday in June and July. Two story sessions will be held each week at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Grandma's Porch in the Children's Zoo. Sessions include "wild" stories, a craft activity and a juice box, plus a visit from a Zoo keeper. Each session, geared towards children 11 and under, lasts approximately 25 minutes. This activity is free with paid Zoo admission.

 

 WEDNESDAYS IN JULY AND AUGUST:  WAY BACK WEDNESDAYS

The Zoo is rolling back its prices, way back! Every Wednesday in July and August guests of all ages will receive admission for $1 per person during Way Back Wednesdays. Children two and under are free. Extra "dollar deals" on these Wednesdays include a small popcorn, small drink, Safari Voyage boat ride, carousel ride and sea lion presentation admission; each for just a dollar. Sea lion show presentations on Wednesdays during July and August are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

 

JULY 1-AUGUST 24:  MORNING ZOO RISE

Starting July 1, the Zoo will open at 8 a.m. daily through August 24. Regular Zoo admission applies.

 

JULY 1-31:  2014 CAPTURE THE WILD PHOTO CONTEST

Enter your prized Zoo photos in the Oklahoma Zoological Society's (OZS) "Capture the Wild Photo Contest" from July 1-31. Photos are categorized and judged in both youth and adult divisions. Entries accepted July 1-31.  Several of the photos, including the 2014 winners, will comprise the annual ZooFriends calendar. The full-color calendar is one of the benefits of ZooFriends membership. Participation is free. To learn more visit www.zoofriends.org.

 

JULY 17:  SALES TAX APPRECIATION DAY

In recognition of Oklahoma City citizens passing a 1/8 of a cent dedicated sales tax to the Zoo in 1990, admission to the Zoo is free for all on Thursday, July 17. Thank you for being OKC Zoo proud!

 

JULY 19:  BOWLING FOR RHINOS

Bowling for Rhinos is Saturday, July 19-save the date to help save rhinos. The Oklahoma City Zoo's Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) invites you to the 20th annual Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) on Saturday, July 19, at 7 p.m., at Heritage Lanes, 11917 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Oklahoma City.  BFR is a family friendly, annual fundraiser supporting rhino conservation. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit rhino conservation in Asia and Africa. Registration forms are available at www.okczoo.com. Registration is $25 per bowler, which includes shoe rental, three games of bowling, dinner, door prize opportunities and a t-shirt.

 

AUGUST 1-30:  ART GONE WILD: PAINTINGS BY OKC ZOO ANIMALS

Brushes, paint and canvases plus birds, elephants and snakes equals one wild art show! The Oklahoma City Zoo will be hosting its fifth annual Art Gone Wild art show at the a.k.a. gallery (3001 Paseo) in Oklahoma City's Paseo Arts District from August 1-30. The show features original pieces of art created by the Zoo's own talented animal artists made especially for the show with some help from their care givers. Art styles vary by animals; some use a paint brush while others choose to paint with their trunk, paws, and even noses! Each work of art is for sale and all profits support the Zoo's conservation projects.

 

NOW THROUGH AUGUST:  SUMMER DAY CAMPS AT THE ZOO

Put a little wild in your little one's day with the Oklahoma City Zoo's summer day camps. Enroll your children today in our educational and entertaining four-day camps taking place June through August. Campers will have the opportunity to experience an animal up-close, crafts, games and Zoo walks. Camp details:

  • All camps meet Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Zoo's Education Department.
  • Each camp week features a different theme.
  • Camps are designed for children 3-15 years old.
  • Cost is $110 per child with a ZooFriends membership and $130 per child for non-members.
  • Advance registration and payment is required.
  • A snack will be provided but children need to bring their own lunch.
  • For the compete schedule of camps, visit www.okczooed.com. Birth certificates are required to verify age. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and may be made online at http://okczoo.recware.com or by calling the Zoo's Education Department at (405) 425-0218.

 

NOW-OCTOBER: SUNDAY BEHIND THE SCENES EXPERIENCES

Behind the Scenes is your opportunity for an amazing and rare Zoo experience on Sundays through October. You'll get to spend time with Zoo animal teams as they care for and enrich their animals. Tours for individuals or couples are from 9 a.m. - noon. Group tours are from 2:30-3:15 p.m. Participants must be 14 and older. Pre-registration is required. Gift certificates are available. The cost is $100/person for ZooFriends members and $120/person for nonmembers; $250 for groups up to eight participants. Purchase an experience today in the Zoo's Safari Gift Shop.

 

NOW – OCTOBER 26:  WEEKEND KEEPER CONNECTIONS

From anemones to zebras, learn about your favorite Zoo animals from the people entrusted to care for them, the keepers! Connect with wildlife while hearing how the Zoo strives to conserve and preserve the earth’s natural resources, and what you can do to help, too. (Keeper Connections are held at posted areas throughout Zoo grounds on Saturdays and Sundays only, and occur weather permitting.) Free with paid Zoo admission

Saturdays

  • 11 a.m.            Flamingos: Children’s Zoo
  • 11 a.m.            Red River Hogs
  • 11 a.m.            Birds/Parrots: Great EscApe’s observation tower
  • 11:30 a.m.      Elephant presentation: Elephant Habitat (March-June)
  • 11:30 a.m.      Rhinos (July-October)
  • 1:30 p.m.        Birds of prey: Across from the picnic pavilions
  • 1:30 p.m.        Great EscApe
  • 2 p.m.              Elephant presentation: Elephant Habitat
  • 2 p.m.              Upper Aquarium: Noble Aquatic Center
  • 2:30 p.m.        River otters: Big Rivers building, Oklahoma Trails
  • 3 p.m.              Tigers
  • 4 p.m.              Alligators: Oklahoma Trails

 

Sundays

  • 10:30 a.m.      Cheetah
  • 10:30 a.m.      Galapagos Tortoise: Island Life
  • 11 a.m.            Zoo Lake habitats: Red Panda habitat
  • 11:30 a.m.      Elephant presentation: Elephant Habitat (March-June)
  • 11:30 a.m.      Rhinos (July-October)
  • 1:30 p.m.        Birds of prey: Across from the picnic pavilions
  • 1:30 p.m.        Great EscApe
  • 2 p.m.              Elephant presentation: Elephant Habitat
  • 2 p.m.              Lower Aquarium: Noble Aquatic Center
  • 2:30 p.m.        River otters: Big Rivers building, Oklahoma Trails
  • 3 p.m.              Tigers
  • 3:30 p.m.        Turkey Vulture: Oklahoma Trails aviary

 

 



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