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NOVEMBER 2014

 

NOVEMBER 08: ZOO CAREER SERIES

Gain the inside scoop on what it takes to have a zoo/aquarium career. Learn how to find and apply for jobs, gain experience and more! Saturday, November 8, from 10-11:30 a.m. learn how to care for reptiles and amphibians by meeting their keepers. Discover careers available in herpetology. Ages 13 years to adult are welcome. Cost of $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers includes Zoo admission after the program.

 

NOVEMBER 11:  VETERAN’S DAY

For your service and sacrifice, the Zoo salutes you! On Veteran’s Day, Tuesday, November 11, the Zoo is proud to offer free admission to all active duty, active reserve, Ready Reserve Service Members, National Guardsmen, Coalition Forces members and retirees and up to five guests. Spouses and dependants of deployed personnel are also welcome. Military ID or proof of service is required. The Zoo is also pleased to offer a 50 percent discount to veterans and up to five direct dependants on a daily basis.

 

NOVEMBER 15:  AMERICA RECYCLES DAY AND ZOO CELL PHONE CHALLENGE

In coordination with America Recycles Day on Saturday, November 15, the Zoo kicks off its winter Cell Phone Challenge, a community-wide project to see which school, business or organization can collect the most cell phones by December 31, 2014. Collecting and recycling cell phones helps protect wild gorillas that live in areas where cell phone materials are mined. The group that collects the most cell phones will win an ultimate Zoo Prize Package. No fee is required to participate. The Zoo donates 100 percent of recycling proceeds to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International.  All details about how to participate in the Challenge can be found online at www.okczoo.com.

 

NOVEMBER 26:  FREE DAY AT THE ZOO

Wednesday, November 26, admission to the Zoo is free for guests of all ages in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday. The Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

NOVEMBER 27:  THANKSGIVING DAY, THE ZOO IS CLOSED.

 

DECEMBER 5:  WREATH MAKING CLASS

This year's Wreath-Making Class will be Friday night, December 5, from 6-9 p.m. Invite your friends and family and make a memory! It’s always lots of fun and we hope to see you there. Cost is $20/member and $25/nonmember. Don’t forget to pre-register through Education at 405-425-0218 or [email protected].

 

DECEMBER/JANUARY EVENTS COMING UP.........

 

FREE Mondays! Zoo admission is free on Mondays in December, January and February.

 

12/01-31: Wild Wish Tree donations for animal enrichment items begin.

 

12/01-31: ZooFriends members receive 25% off of on all purchases made at the Zoo's Safari Gift Shop.

 

12/01-24: Deck the Zoo. Bring an edible wildlife ornament and receive Zoo admission for only $1. 

 

12/01: Hippo Sing-a-long with Gayla Peevey, 11 a.m.

 

12/05: Wreath-Making class, 6-9 p.m., Education building. Must pre-register.

 

12/08: Santa Delivers, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

 

12/25: The Zoo is closed for Christmas Day.

 

12/30-31: School's Out Safari Day Camps

 

01/01: The Zoo is closed for New Year's Day

 

01/2-3: Winter Break Day Camps

 

01/19: School's Out Safari Day Camp

 

 

 



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