You won’t need a Mr. Meeseeks to make the perfect Date Night a reality. After a successful introduction in June, the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the return of Date Night on Monday, October 14, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
The Zoo will be open exclusively for adults 21-and-older to explore, enjoying the beautiful Oklahoma fall with a multitude of activity options, including a special appearance by the Rickmobile, making its only Oklahoma City stop on the nationwide “Don’t Even Trip Road Trip” tour. The Rickmobile is like the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile, but instead of a hotdog, the vehicle is shaped like Rick and Morty’s mad scientist, Dr. Rick Sanchez. It opens to reveal a mobile merchandise shop, with t-shirts, figurines, toys and more from Rick and Morty and other classic Adult Swim series. The Rickmobile mobile shop accepts only credit/debit cards for purchases, no cash or checks.
“Rick and Morty is an absurdly awesome animated series and we’re thrilled to host the Rickmobile’s only stop in Oklahoma City,” said Greg Heanue, OKC Zoo chief marketing officer. “The Zoo’s successful Date Night event series connects adults with wildlife in bold new ways, so hosting the wildly popular series’ tour at this event makes complete sense.”
In addition to Rick and Morty team trivia, Date Night attendees can explore the Zoo, attend a sea lion presentation, sing along with karaoke, play outdoor games, ride the endangered species carousel and enjoy drinks at multiple locations throughout the park. Special menus will be featured at Zoo eateries.
Date Night tickets are now available at okczoo.org/datenights for $25. Each ticket includes one free drink. Food is not included. No one under 21 years old will be admitted. Official federal, state or tribal identification showing both date of birth and a photo is required for entry. Attendees are welcome to dress as their favorite characters from the series, but no face masks or weapons (real or fake) will be allowed.
Rick and Morty is an animated series from Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland that follows a scientist and his grandson through a multiverse of adventure, calamity and comedy. Its upcoming fourth season premieres on Adult Swim in November.
Wubalubadubdub… don’t miss Date Night fun featuring the Rickmobile at the OKC Zoo! The Zoo is a proud member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the American Alliance of Museums, Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $11 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Stay up-to-date with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube or by visiting the Zoo’s Blog. To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.