Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa
Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
From bears and elephants, to exotic birds and reptiles, you can see species from all over the world at Tulsa Zoo. Spanning 34 hectares (85 acres), this award-winning zoo is one of the largest in the United States and houses more than 2,000 animals. A non-profit, the zoo is regularly involved in conservation, preservation, and educational programs. Take a train ride through the facility, or enjoy a tour via camel. At the gem dig, you can try your hand at finding buried treasure, and kids can get up close to sheep, goats, and pigs at the petting zoo. Other amenities include gift shops, concession carts, and a restaurant. Daily chats with the keepers and animal feeding tours are available. Check online for the feeding and demonstration schedule. Our Tulsa holiday planner makes visiting Tulsa Zoo and other Tulsa attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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This was a nice zoo to visit. We really enjoyed seeing all of the animals. The chimpanzee exhibit was awesome. It allowed us to see the chimps up close. However, Make sure to take sun block and expect... read more »
This zoo is awesome. Take the train for a round trip ride and you can hear all kinds of cool stuff about the zoo. This place is great because there is so much to learn. They're always expanding with b... read more »
We love the Zoo!! Always updates going on so it never gets boring! Always something new to see! New animals, babies, and exhibits!
The Tulsa Zoo has been my favorite zoo since childhood. Now I love taking my children there and sharing all of my memories, when we get back to Oklahoma. Way to GROW! All of the new adventures means our new memories are amazing. I can't wait to see the new exhibits. I do wish that there weren't as many empty habitats as there were this year.
I like that a lot of this zoo is indoors, however I do not like how all of the buildings are linked with bridges and there are no on/off ramps for easy exits. There are two places to enter/exit the indoor section of the zoo. When you are in the interior buildings I hope you or your child does not get sick as it will be difficult to leave. I can't help but think this is a huge fire and safety hazard. The zoo itself is small, but great for younger kids. It is clean and workers are friendly. Some of the animals, such as the bear are kept in small quarters alone. The isolation seems cruel. They should make sure all the animals have at least one other animal to socialize with.
The problem with the zoo is that Tulsa is hot as hell and one of the only places to seek refuge is a small restaurant that has no cold air and is completely trashed all 5 times I've been. Pizzas are $30. Drinks are $4. They can afford to expand a new exhibit, so they should consider upgrading this spot also. The 2 cooks rolled their eyes and huffed and puffed because they had to quit looking at their phones to make a side of fries. Every table was dirty. Everytime. Garbage all over the ground.
I used to love this place but now it feels more run down. It feels dirtier. I love the atmosphere of this zoo and it definitely used to be my favorite zoo of any I have been through in the States. I hope they update soon and make it better. On the other hand, it's priced decently and makes a great day for Pokemon Go!
I love taking my kids here. My son adores the train. We cant leave without riding it. They have camel rides and a carousel. I love the Penguin, Meerkat, and Sea Lion exhibits. Be sure to check the show schedules for the Sea Lions it's pretty cool. Dont forget about the River otters they are adorable.
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