Oklahoma City Zoo, Oklahoma City

4.4
#1 of 96 in Parks in Oklahoma
See the exotic species, marvel at the butterfly exhibit, and enjoy the botanical garden at Oklahoma City Zoo. Along with animals from all over the world like tigers, elephants, and giraffes, the zoo hosts a wide selection of species native to Oklahoma, from bears and alligators, to birds and bats. You can walk around, hop on one of the train rides, or take a boat tour on Zoo Lake. The zoo especially focuses on opportunities for children to learn about wildlife while playing and interacting with the animals. During the hot summer months, a lot of the activities include splashing water, so consider bringing a spare set of clothes for the kids. Add Oklahoma City Zoo to your Oklahoma City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oklahoma City itinerary maker site .
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  • Many animals and activities to do. Each year adds new stuff. It is one of the compulsory places to go if you have kids.
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  • My husband and I spent 5 hours at the zoo and it was awesome. We are definitely zoo people and have been to several and this was by far our favorite. The staff were amazingly sweet and helpful. The an...  more »
  • Place has been renovated over the last several years and has a more modern feel than previously. Took our grandchildren and they loved the animals.  more »
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  • I remember going to the zoo as a little kid and I hadn't been back since. Oh my gosh! It's changed so much! That change has been in a good way though. They have done so many wonderful and interactive expansions to the zoo and I am looking forward to seeing how much more wonderful it gets. It's never a disappointment. I recommend this zoo to anyone visiting the state.
  • I did the junior curator program at the zoo when I was in high school and it's been amazing to see how the zoo has grown and expanded over the years. The quality of the animals exhibits are fantastic, the size of the zoo has good size enclosures for the animals without being too daunting to walk around. Lots of nice statues and play areas and activities to do and take pictures by. Great balance of animal enclosures, food, dining options, and activities. The aquarium is being phased out and there are no longer ocean animals. Really a quality Zoo with new expansions happening every 5 years or so. Come back every few years to see new amd improved attractions and exhibits.
  • There is so much going on at the zoo right now. It's really a good time to experience the zoo. Lots of opportunities to experience , interact and observe. The habitats are getting better and better one by one. The membership makes it doable even for short outings and the zoo it all and ride it all options make it more feasible for families to afford.
  • We love the zoo! It’s nice and big so even on the busiest days there is still plenty of room to walk around. It is also wonderful how cheap admission is. I love the new updated parking lot and other updated parts of the zoo as well.
  • Perfect day to go to the Zoo in March. We are an Army family and had to leave our roots in Oklahoma for ten years. Our family is genuinely impressed by the advancements and expansion made to the many venues. For example, the wooden fence was removed and a chained fence added to the flamingo enclosure. This has opened up the space and feels much better. We also enjoyed the stingray petting area. How awesome it was to touch a stingray. We bought season passes and plan to visit often. We only stayed a few hours, and did not get to see the elephants or other enclosures in the back of the Zoo. Sad to see the aquarium is closing. Glad to see the public's money going to help and enrich the animals to educate us all.
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