Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, Oklahoma City

4.5
#1 of 120 in Parks in Oklahoma
See the exotic species, marvel at the butterfly exhibit, and enjoy the botanical garden at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. 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 and Botanical Garden to your Oklahoma City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oklahoma City itinerary maker site .
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  • This zoo is impressive in how much room they give each species of animal. The new Elephant area and Asia experience is super nice. The food is good. It is very large and can take more than one day to ...  more »
  • I make a point to go to a zoo in every state or city that I travel, but the one closest to home is still my favorite. There are tons of activities for kids and adults alike. The animals are obviously ...  more »
  • OKC zoo is a beautiful place to visit. Be sure to wear your walking shoes and be prepared to spend the whole day! Every time we go I see something new  more »
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  • Amazing little zoo in the middle of a big city. We stopped by on a Friday morning and even though a lot of the animals were off exhibit there was still plenty of amazing and adorable sites. We loved the Red Panda, Orangutan, and all the cats in the Cat Forest. Along with the beautiful butterfly habitat by the lake. Had a great time! Highly recommend for the whole family! Service animals only. No pets.
  • This is a great zoo, full of animals and large for OKC! They have some great prices: $11 for general adult admission; children 2 and under are free, and they offer half-off for military! They have a nice assortment of animals and the staff is always very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I would say avoid going here on a Saturday if you can, otherwise it will be hard to find parking and there tend to be a lot of people there. I was there on a Sunday and we were some of the only people there and it was amazing! We took the train once and it was a short little ride, I probably wouldn't pay extra for it. Overall, this zoo is a great place to take children and go learn a lot some incredible animals!
  • I went here 8 years ago and was very pleased with the experience. Unfortunately you can tell it’s having upkeep issues. Went there recently with my 1 yr old and it was sad. Every restaurant looked run down, some weren’t open anymore. The marine exhibit was gone, it didn’t exist anymore. If you want to see the stingrays you have to pay, if you want to see the seals you have to pay, want to watch any shows then you have to pay, ride the tram you have to pay. It was frustrating because what they have left you can’t see unless you pay for. Watched a baby flamingo get yanked out of its nest by a zoo keeper while all the flamingos screamed and were trying to defend their young. My daughter sat there and watched with a scared look on her face and then ran to me because she got scared of all the flamingos screaming at the keeper, it was very upsetting. 90% of the stalls were closed and trying to find a place to get water was insane on the far side of the park. It was still a good time though just being able to see the animals that were there. The gorillas came straight up to the glass and looked through it where my daughter was and waved at her. The whole thing wasn’t bad there were good moments which is why I put 3 stars, It was 50/50. Unfortunately I probably won’t be coming back unless the 70+ that I spent is a little more usable. We went in the middle of Labor Day which I thought was going to be busy. It wasn’t at all busy
  • We always love a trip to the zoo! Keepers and staff are always very nice and helpful when you have questions. We came on a rather hot day but still had fun. We love seeing the elephants, lions and bears as well as a visit inside to see the birds. Very nice zoo!
  • Awesome zoo! Love the variety. Love the hands on parts for kids including the petting zoo, multiple play grounds and man made steam to play in. It breaks up the animal watching. We always enjoy our staff.
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