Oklahoma City Zoo

The Visiting Info shown below, if any, is always subject to change. Please check the facility's website for the latest information before making a trip.

Write a review of this Field Trip destination
O V E R V I E W
Facility:Oklahoma City Zoo
Description:Find the Fun at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden -More To See From A To Z! The Zoo features a diverse and fascinating animal and plant collection. Ranked the third-best family-friendly zoo in the country!
A D D R E S S
Address 1:2101 NE 50th Street
Address 2:
City:Oklahoma City
State/Province:OK
Zip Code:73111
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Gates open Sun-Sat 9-6 exhibit buildings close at 8:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day
Admission:Adults - $7:00 Kids 3 to 11 - $4.00; Children under 2 Free
Telephone:(405) 424-3344
Website:http://www.okczoo.com
R E V I E W S
Joe L., Co-op Member
This is a good field trip option and is convenient to many other activities in the OKC area. Access is very good from interstate roads but parking can be limited at times. They offer two homeschool free days typically per year, and have good online resources. This is an excellent stop when combined with the science museum located across the street.
C. Webb, Co-op Member
A very spacious zoo compared to others I've been too. Many great animals to see. Be sure to wear good walking shoes, as it is quite spread out. Great picnic places and play areas, so pack a lunch and plan to stay all day.
Tara N, Co-op Member
We love the Oklahoma City Zoo! We've had memberships off and on over the past several years and will likely have them again in the future. They have been re-doing many of the exhibits over the last several years and it just seems to get better and better! They recently opened a new children's area and the Oklahoma Trails is on the newer side and is nice. We love to go through the 'barn' of nocturnal animals. In the center is a bat exhibit that is neat. The monkeys are always a hit and we also love the aquarium. It is overall a nice zoo with great exhibits!
D. Martin, Co-op Member
The OKC Zoo is a great place for a field trip. I have a large family so we really benefit from the membership. We go to the zoo over an over and each time we focus on a single area. It has a children's petting zoo that allows my kids to get up close and personal. The only advice I have is make sure you go very early so that you can see the animals very active and you will have great parking, pack a lunch because their food is expensive, and do not go during the week the public schools plan their trips. That is usually in sometime in the spring and it gets very crowded.
Kristina F, Co-op Member
Love the Zoo! Lots of different learning activities/opportunities there, from biology to botany to economics to Earth science! And they have a great volunteer program for teens and adults. Just wish that some of the special events were included with the membership, like Haunt the Zoo or Light the Zoo. :( But other than that we love it. We get a membership every year and we use it a lot. It really does pay for itself.
H.Johnson, Co-op Member
The zoo is always a great place to stop in and see animals and habitats associated with whatever unit you are studying. Occasionally, they are so crowded that it makes seeing anything very difficult. I recommend going during the school day, and not during field trip season.
Misty G., Co-op Member
This is a great place to take a group and have a good time seeing all the animals. We take our homeschool co-op group and they love it every time.
Jo, Co-op Member
This is a great place for homeschoolers. Please ask about the tubs you can check out from the education area. It kind of works like checking out a library book. Great for tactile learners. Take water and snacks with you and wear a good pair of walking shoes!
Sally C., Co-op Member
One of our family's favorite places. We get passes every year so we don't have to wear ourselves out trying to cover the whole zoo every time we go. Don't go during major school breaks if you can help it, or you will be hiking to get in from parking across the street and bumping shoulders the whole time!
Write a review of this Field Trip destination