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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Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden reviews
Family had a great time. There is a large construction area close to the entrance, but otherwise it was no more exhibit work than a normal zoo. Great display of snakes, the elephant exhibit is well...
Family had a great time. There is a large construction area close to the entrance, but otherwise it was no more exhibit work than a normal zoo. Great display of snakes, the elephant exhibit is well... more »
My husband and I did the Bear Encounter, Sea Lion Encounter, Elephant Encounter, and the Galapagos Tortoise Encounter. We drove 5 hours 30 minutes for them, and it was more than worth it. They really are once-in-a-lifetime experiences. What a fabulous way to get people to connect with these animals, such personal interactions inspire people to care about their wild friends and conserve them. The guides and the zookeepers are all AMAZING! Super fun to talk to, educational, great energy, people of all ages had a great experience. The animals have lovely enclosures and the importance placed on enrichment made me happy. These folks dedicate their lives to ensure the animals here all live a great quality of life. The animals are greatly respected and everyone made sure the animals were comfortable and safe, nothing forced, everything is positive reinforcement and on their terms. Highly recommended.
This zoo was pretty nice. It was clean and not too busy. We saw pretty much all the animals. We stopped and ate at the food place near the lion area and ate some chicken fried steak sandwiches that were pretty tasty. The other food location next to the rhino's serves some delicious soft-serve ice cream. Reminded us of Dairy Queen. We had a lot of fun. I'd recommend stopping by the children's area and carousel too if you have kids.
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