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Oklahoma City Zoo 2015 Calendar of Events

(Dates and times are subject to change.)


Free admission on Mondays.

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

31:        Tatu’s 40th Birthday Celebration (1:30-3:30 PM) / Gorilla Interpretive Building in Great EscApe, OKC Zoo



Free admission on Mondays.

Behind the Scenes Tours (February-October) – Adventure awaits! For information about purchasing a tour visit

02:        Groundhog Day (10 AM)–Join in the fun as our animal ambassadors make their annual prediction. This event is free to attend.

23:        Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art ContestOklahoma students in K-12 are eligible. Wild prizes and the chance to have your design on a Dr Pepper machine at the Zoo. Come on, get creative! Entry forms available at Contest ends March 31.



New Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital opens.

Stingray Bay opens for the season.



14:        Weekend Keeper Connections (Saturdays and Sundays through October 31) – Schedules available in Guest Relations and online at

14:        Sea lion presentations begin.



05:        HOPabaloo (11 a.m. -3 PM) – Hop to the Zoo for brunch with the Easter bunny and a day of fun, including an egg hunt with prizes for kids, ages 3 to 6. Call (405) 425-0262 to make your brunch reservations.

07:        Read Across Oklahoma 2015 (9 AM-1 PM)

11:        The Color Run in the Oklahoma City Adventure District – Volunteer to help with the run in support of the OKC Zoo. Learn more at or

18:        Evening EscApe (6:30 PM) – Enjoy dinner at Great EscApe and support a gr“ape” cause. Visit to learn more or to register.

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

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



01-31:  Mathis Brothers Membership Discount

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

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

15:       Endangered Species Day (10 AM-2 PM)

22:       Don't Fry Day (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)



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.

05         World Oceans Day (10 AM-2 PM)

19:        Zoobilation 2015 (7-11 PM) – A great cause. A wild time. Must be 21 to attend. Call (405) 425-0618 to learn more.

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

27:        National Guard Appreciation Day. All National Guard personnel and their families will receive $1 admission with coupon. The coupon can be picked up at the front entrance on the day of the event.



ZooFriends Capture the Wild photo contest - Visit 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 a way-back admission price of $1 per person.

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



Way Back Wednesdays

07-30:   Art Gone Wild Art Show at a.k.a gallery, Paseo Arts District



11:        ZooFriends Appreciation Day (9 AM-8 PM)

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



TBD:     Evening with the Elephants. Date is TBD.  If you would like to be added to the e-mail invite list, please send an email to [email protected] with name and preferred e-mail address.

03-11:  Pumpkin Drive – Bring a pumpkin larger than your head and receive free Zoo admission that day.

03:       OKC Zoo Costume Swap (10 AM-2 PM)

04:       Pistol Pete’s 92nd birthday celebration at the Zoo (2 PM)

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.



01-30:   Cell Phone Challenge – Learn more at

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

14:        America Recycles Day (time to be set)

25:        Free day at the Zoo.

26:        Thanksgiving Day – The Zoo is closed.



Two-for-One Tuesdays: Buy one admission ticket and get one free (of equal or less value) each Tuesday in December.

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

01-31:   Wild Wish Tree – Visit to learn how you can become a secret Santa for the Zoo’s animals!

14:        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.

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A New Breath of Fresh Air: As of Nov. 1, 2007, state law prohibits smoking inside zoological parks. Please help us abide by this law by refraining from smoking within the Zoo. Thank you for maintaining a smoke-free environment for all living things!