NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS AT THE OKLAHOMA CITY ZOO
NOW–DECEMBER 31: SAVE ON ZOOFRIENDS MEMBERSHIPS TO THE OKC ZOO
This holiday season, give the gift that keeps giving with an annual membership to the Oklahoma City Zoo. Purchase or renew a ZOOfriends membership during the months of November and December and save $10. Memberships provide unlimited admission to the OKC Zoo for an entire year as well as many other benefits. Plus, you know your purchase is supporting the Zoo, its animals and conservation efforts. To learn more or to purchase a membership online, visit zoofriends.org.
NOVEMBER: SEASONAL HOURS BEGIN FOR OKC ZOO RIDES, ATTRACTONS
All your wild winter adventures await at the Oklahoma City Zoo. With the seasonal change, the OKC Zoo has implemented new hours for its rides and attractions. Check out the Zoo’s updated schedule, which includes the wallaby walkabout, keeper connections, giraffe feedings and more, at okczoo.org.
NOW–NOVEMBER 30: OKC ZOO’S GIVE FOR GORILLAS CELLPHONE CHALLENGE
We’re calling on you to take action for gorillas. By participating in the Oklahoma City Zoo's Give for Gorillas Cellphone Challenge and donating old electronics, you can help reduce the direct effects that cell phones have on wildlife and wild places. Small electronics frequently contain the substance coltan. Mining for coltan threatens gorillas and many other endangered species and their habitats. All proceeds from the Eco-Cell Phone Recycling Program directly benefits the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, one of the OKC Zoo’s global conservation partners. Items accepted include smartphones, cell phones, handheld gaming systems, tablets, iPods and iPads plus any chargers or accessories that come with these devices. Items not accepted include laptops, portable CD players and digital cameras. Participants will also have an opportunity to enter to win wild prizes from the Zoo including a ZOOfriends family membership or animal art when they make a donation. Entry forms are located in the Guest Services office where devices may be dropped off during regular business hours. Schools, organizations, businesses and individuals are invited to participate in the cell phone challenge. Visit www.okczoo.org/take-action for more information.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11: VETERAN'S DAY
In recognition of Veteran's Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, the Oklahoma City Zoo will offer free admission to all active duty, active reserves and retirees. Regular zoo hours apply.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11: OKC ZOO FAMILY EDUCATON PROGRAM, GRR-OWING UP TIGER
Animal lovers of all ages are “Grr-owing Up Tiger” with the Oklahoma City Zoo’s beloved tiger family including cubs Eko, Ramah, Gusti and Zoya. Join the OKC Zoo’s education team on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10-11 a.m., for roaring good time as you learn about the Zoo’s growing tiger cubs and the successful cross-foster story of Amur tiger cub, Zoya. Children must be 4 years of older to register. Cost is $12 (member), $15 (non-members). For additional information or to register, click here.
NOVEMBER 20-22, 24: OKC ZOO’S SCHOOL’S OUT DAY CAMPS
The holiday season is upon us and that means school is out and Zoo camp is in! The Oklahoma City Zoo’s School’s Out Day Camps offer unique experiences to interest children ages 4–11 to focus on connecting with and caring for wildlife. The OKC Zoo will be hosting day camps for the fall and winter school breaks including Monday, Nov. 20 through Wednesday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 24. Snacks are provided, but campers must bring their lunch. Advanced registration and payment required. All campers are required to bring a copy of their immunizations. Half-day camps run 8:30 – 12:30 p.m. Full-day camps run 8:30–5:15 p.m. Drop-off at the Zoo’s Education Center is from 8:20 – 8:30 a.m. Cost per child, per day is $25 half-day and $45 full-day. For more information, call Education at (405) 425-0218 or visit okczoo.org.
NOVEMBER 27: CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL FOR ZOOFRIENDS MEMBERSHIP TO THE OKC ZOO
Save the date! On Cyber Monday, ZOOfriends has a special savings just for you on your purchases or renewals of memberships to the OKC Zoo. For this one day only, Monday, Nov. 27, save $10 on a ZOOfriends membership and receive 2 guest passes to the OKC Zoo. This discount only applies to memberships purchased online at zoofriends.org.
OKC Zoo’s December happenings. Save these dates…
- ZOOfriends members will receive 25% off all purchases made at the OKC Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop during the month.
- Santa Delivers (Friday, Dec. 1, 10:30-11:30 AM): Santa will visit the OKC Zoo and deliver “wild” gifts to the animals in Children’s Zoo barnyard area. Guests are welcome to take pictures with Santa. Free hot chocolate and doughnuts (while supplies last). This event is free with Zoo admission.
- Gayla Peevey Sing-A-Long, LIVE at the OKC Zoo (Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 AM): Sing your heart out with Gayla Peevey during the OKC Zoo’s annual I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas sing-a-long. Born in Oklahoma City, Gayla is most renowned for her 1953 recording of this uniquely festive song. In addition to leading the singing, Gayla will share childhood memories of Oklahoma City and talk about the song’s historical connection to the Zoo. She may share also share some exciting Zoo news so don’t miss out. The live sing-a-long will take place in the Zoo’s Global Plaza and is free to attend. General admission applies to enter the Zoo.
- Christmas Day (Monday, Dec. 25): The Zoo is closed.
This fall, discover the wonder and wow of it all at Oklahoma City Zoo. The OKC Zoo is a proud member of Oklahoma City’s Adventure District located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Buildings close at 4:45 p.m. Guests must exit grounds at closing time. 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. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.okczoo.org. Facebook: okczoobg; Instagram: @okczoo; Twitter: @okczoo. For more great stories about the OKC ZOO, visit okczoo.org/blog.