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Posted by Candice Rennels on 05/08/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      May 8, 2012



Candice Rennels          (405) 425-0298, (405) 412-6172 or [email protected]

Tara Henson                (405) 425-0219, (405) 919-9038 or [email protected]



Registration is open now for the September-May session

Does your little one love the Zoo? Then enroll them in the Oklahoma City Zoo’s “Nature Explorers Preschool” program and watch their love for animals and nature grow.

Our preschool program is designed for three to five year olds and takes place September 4, 2012 through May 23, 2013.  Parents have the option of having their child attend class on Tuesday and Thursday OR on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  The price for two days a week is $195/month, and for three days a week the price is $245/month. There is a $50 enrollment fee. All classes are held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Zoo’s Rosser Conservation Education Center.

Nature Explorers Preschool was created to provide a Zoo setting to assist parents and guardians in the development of their preschool child in a safe environment which encourages children to develop physically, socially, intellectually and environmentally. The objectives of the program are to encourage interaction skills, self-direction, language skills, intellectual growth and environmental awareness.

The daily schedule for participating children includes free play times, snacks, activities, outside time and nature walks around the Zoo. The classrooms will also host exciting and educational visits from some of the Zoo’s favorite animal ambassadors. Children are asked to bring their own sack lunch daily.

All Zoo personnel have completed an OSBI background check, and the Zoo has EMTs and First Responders on grounds at all times. For more information about the Nature Explorers Preschool program, call (405) 425-0257.

Your preschooler will bloom in our classroom! Visit Oklahoma’s #1 attraction and one of the top three zoos in the country as named in the 2012 10Besties Readers' Choice Travel Awards. The Oklahoma City Zoo is a proud member of Oklahoma City’s Adventure District located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Buildings close at 4:45 p.m. daily. Saturdays through Labor Day the Zoo is open until 8 p.m. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages three-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Become a Zoo fan at or follow us on Twitter @okczoo. To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit


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