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.
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden Reviews
This is a wonderful zoo. There is so much to see. It is covered by trees and even bamboo in most places so it is cool even if it is hot out. There are lots of different animals and they have a lot of.... more »
The Zoo offered what they called a "Safari Walk" which offered social distancing and was monitored by zoo staff. The staff all had on masks and gloves and were very helpful during our entire stay... more »
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!
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