Events

BRING ON SOME WINTER FUN!

 

FEBRUARY:   FREE MONDAYS

Guests of all ages will enjoy free Zoo admission on Mondays in February. Zoo hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

 

FEBRUARY:   LOOK TO THE ZOO FOR VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS

Show your sweethearts some love from the Zoo for Valentine’s Day and you’ll be helping the animals, too! Now that’s double the sweetness.

  • ELEPHANT OR OTTER ADOPTION SPECIAL

Give the gift of cuteness this Valentine’s Day with ZooFriends elephant or otter adoption special. This adoption special is available for purchase in the ZooFriends membership office while supplies last. Your generous $45 donation helps supply the Zoo with important funding for health, enrichment and the nutritional needs of all our animals including sweet little Achara, the Zoo’s baby Asian elephant. Gift recipients will receive a plush elephant or otter, an adoption certificate and an animal fact sheet. Animal adoptions do not include personal possession of any Zoo animals.  For more information, call ZooFriends at (405)425-0618.  

  • ORIGINAL MALEE “KISS” PAINTINGS

Malee’s “kiss” paintings are all the rage, so don’t wait to purchase one. Little Malee loves to paint and, with assistance from her caretakers, she has been creating new masterpieces just in time for Valentine’s Day. Each original piece costs $50 with proceeds benefitting the Zoo’s Conservation Action Now programs. Paintings are available for purchase starting February 1 in the Zoo’s Guest Relations office (first office on the right past the main ticket booths) open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more, call the Zoo’s Guest Relations office at (405) 425-0262.

  • BEHIND THE SCENES PROGRAM GIFT CERTIFICATES

Surprise your Valentine with a Behind the Scenes program certificate, the ultimate Zoo experience. Behind the Scenes enables participants to see the Zoo’s animal professionals in action while learning about their commitment to caring for and conserving the Zoo’s amazing animals. All Behind the Scenes program participants must be 14 or older. Program certificates are available for purchase in the Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.okczoo.com.

 

FEBRUARY 14:  VALENTINE’S DAY: SHOWING SOME LOVE FOR ZOO ANIMALS

The Zoo’s Children’s Zoo will host a special enrichment event for the monkeys and lorikeets. Guests can make nontoxic Valentines cards from 10:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015, and the cards will be delivered to the monkeys through a special “mailbox” for them to enjoy, along with their daily meal.  From 11 a.m. – noon, guests can make Valentines cards to decorate the lorikeet habitat and watch them flutter and chirp with excitement.

 

FEBRUARY 14:  CELEBRATE LEOM’s 2nd BIRTHDAY

Cupid brought the Zoo a new gorilla, named Leom, on February 14, 2013, and he quickly melted our hearts.  The Zoo will celebrate his second birthday on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. inside the Gorilla Interpretive Building.  Guests will be able to see Leom and mom Kelele up close through the viewing windows. Leom will receive birthday presents (enrichment treats) and mom Kelele will be pampered as well, while she watches son Leom enjoy his special birthday bonus.

 

FEBRUARY 14:  FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM-HEAVENLY HERBS

Stop and smell the herbs! Bring the family together for this unique program on Saturday, February 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Herbs are a garden world of excitement and intense sensory delight. Learn how Mother Nature's oldest garden gifts are used for zoo animal enrichment and meals. Discover herbs on zoo grounds and make your own valentine herbal bath oil. Ages 4 and up. Cost: $12 (members), $15 (non-members). For more information, visit www.okczoo.com.

 

FEBRUARY 16:  SCHOOL’S OUT SAFARI DAY CAMP

Adventure awaits your child with the Zoo’s safari day camp. With several schools being out on Monday, February 16, the Zoo’s Education Department is hosting a safari day camp for children ages 4-12. Camp runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Drop-off is from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Snacks will be provided but campers must bring lunch. The cost per child is $30. Advance registration and payment is required. For more information, call (405) 425-0218 or visit www.okczooed.com.

 

FEBRUARY 21:   OKC ZOO CAREER CONFERENCE, 1-4 P.M.

Gain insight into zoo-related careers and discover volunteer opportunities at the OKC Zoo on Saturday, February 21, 2015, from 1 – 4 p.m. This informative conference includes presentations by Zoo staff and information on how to develop a resume and interview for a position in the field. Ideal for ages 13 and older. There is no fee to attend this program, but registration is required. Zoo admission not included. Call (405) 425-0218 to register.



FEBRUARY 23-MARCH 31:  DR PEPPER VENDING MACHINE ART CONTEST

Oklahoma students, get creative for conservation by entering the Oklahoma City Zoo and Dr Pepper’s annual Dr Pepper Vending Machine Art Contest. Participants will have a chance to win cash prizes courtesy of First Security Bank and have their design displayed on a Dr Pepper machine at the Zoo. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade may submit entries from February 23 through March 31, 2015, for a chance to win. To learn more about the contest, visit www.okczoo.com.