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OKC Zoo 2014 Events

(Dates and times are subject to change.)

 

JANUARY

  • Free admission on Mondays.

01:  New Year’s Day – The Zoo is closed.

FEBRUARY

  • Free admission on Mondays.

02:  Groundhog Day (10AM) – The Zoo’s “wild” meteorologists make their annual prediction.

24:  Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest – Kids in grades K-12 are eligible. Entry forms available at okczoo.com and will be accepted through March 31.

MARCH

Spring Break:

  • Stingray Bay opens for the season!

  • Keeper Connections begin and continue through October 26.

  • Sea Lion presentations begin.

15: Poison Prevention Awareness Day (11AM-2PM)

APRIL

08:  Read Across Oklahoma 2014 (9AM-1PM)

13:  Malee’s Birthday Bash (1-3PM) – Join us as we celebrate little Malee’s birthday! 

14:  Gorilla Golf (9AM) – Get on the green in support of gorilla conservation. Join us at Fairfax Golf Club, Edmond. Visit www.zoofriends.org to learn more.

20:  HOPabaloo (1-3PM) – Hop to the Zoo for brunch with the Easter bunny and a day of fun, including an egg hunt with prizes for kids 5 and under. Call (405) 425-0262 to make your brunch reservations.

26:  National Guard Appreciation Day

27:  Party for the Planet (11AM-3PM) – Let’s celebrate this wonderful world and the wildlife we share it with!

MAY

03:  Late Saturdays – The Zoo stays open late to 8 p.m. on Saturdays through August 30.

10:  Ostrich Egg Breakfast (8-11AM) –The entire family will enjoy this fun and tasty tradition. Visit www.zoofriends.org for ticket information.

11:  Mother’s Day – Moms get in for free with any paid admission.

16:  Endangered Species Day

JUNE

  • Wild Tuesdays Story Time Safaris (9:30 & 10:30AM): Tuesdays in June and July kids 11 and under are invited to hear stories, meet a Zoo keeper and receive a free drink.

06:  World Oceans Day

15:  Father’s Day – Dads get in for free with any paid admission.

20:  Zoobilation 2014 (7-11PM) – A great cause. A wild time. Must be 21 to attend. Call (405) 425-0618 to learn more.

JULY

  • ZooFriends Capture the Wild photo contest - Visit www.zoofriends.org to learn more.

  • Wild Tuesdays Story Time Safaris (9:30 & 10:30AM story sessions)

  • Way Back Wednesdays: Wednesdays in July and August the Zoo is offering way-back admission prices and concession specials.

01:  Morning Zoo Rise begins. The Zoo opens at 8 AM through August 24.

17:  Sales Tax Appreciation Day – Free admission for everyone.

AUGUST

  • Way Back Wednesdays

01-30:  Art Gone Wild Art Show in Paseo Arts District

30:  Last late Saturday

SEPTEMBER

05: ZooFriends Appreciation Day - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

26:  ZooBrew VI – Must be 21 to attend. Call ZooFriends at (405) 425-0618 to learn more.

OCTOBER

  • Pumpkins for a Purpose campaign begins through Oct. 31.

01: Haunt the Zoo tickets go on sale online at www.okczoo.com.

04-13:  Pumpkin Drive – Bring a pumpkin larger than your head and receive free Zoo admission that day.

04:  OKC Zoo Costume Swap (10AM-2PM) Early costume drop off is 9/29 - 10/3, 9- 5 p.m. daily.

04:  Volunteer Recruitment day

05:  Pistol Pete’s 91st birthday celebration at the Zoo (2PM)

17:  Chomp and Stomp. Halloween-themed enrichment treats for Zoo animals.

25:  Haunt the Zoo Photo Opp Fast Pass

26-31:  Haunt the Zoo for Halloween (6:30-8:30PM nightly) – Join us for the most fa”boo”lous Halloween event in town with six nights of trick-or-treating fun. Cost is $7 per child and adults are free.

NOVEMBER

08:  Zoo Career Series begins, 10-11:30 a.m.

11:  Veteran’s Day – All active duty, active reserves, retirees and up to five guests receives free admission.

15:  Zoo Cell Phone Challenge begins through Dec. 31, 2014.

26:  Free day at the Zoo.

27:  Thanksgiving Day – The Zoo is closed.

DECEMBER

  • Free admission on Mondays.

  • ZooFriends members will receive 25% off all purchases made at the Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop during the month.

01-24:  Deck the Zoo – Bring an edible ornament to the Zoo and receive admission for $1.

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

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

08:  Santa Delivers (10:30-11:30AM) – Santa will visit the Zoo. Enjoy free hot chocolate and doughnuts (while supplies last).

25:  Christmas Day – The Zoo is closed.

30-31:  School’s Out Safari Day Camps

JANUARY 2015

  • Free admission on Mondays

 

01:  The Zoo is closed for New Year’s Day.

02-3:  Winter Break Day Camps

19:  School’s Out Safari Day Camp

 



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