OKC Zoo is proud to honor all active duty, veteran members of the military with free general Zoo admission, special offers throughout November.   


The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is proud to honor all those who serve and have served this November during Military Appreciation Month at the OKC Zoo. Throughout November, the OKC Zoo is offering all active duty, retired and veteran members of the military, National Guard and Reserves free general Zoo admission for the entire month. Additionally, up to four immediate family members of qualifying individuals will receive 50% off of general Zoo admission on date of visit. Military members must show valid military ID at the Zoo’s ticket window upon arrival to receive complimentary admission for themselves and discounts for up to four accompanying guests. Advance reservations are not required.  

This special month at the OKC Zoo also provides military members with additional offers while in the park including 10% off purchases at the Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop and $10 off all available Wild Encounter behind-the-scenes experiences while visiting the Zoo. Wild Encounter experiences offer participants the opportunity to connect with Asian Elephants, bison, Galapagos tortoises and Indian rhinos in a fun, memorable way while learning more about the Zoo’s animal family from its expert caretakers. During November, military members will also save $10 off any ZOOfriends membership level. Military member must be named on membership.  Valid military IDs must be presented to receive special offers.  

To express our gratitude to our service members for all they do each and every day, the OKC Zoo offers a daily 50% discount on general admission to all veterans, active duty, active reserves and retirees of the military (with valid military ID) throughout the year. This discount does not apply to children or dependents of veterans, active duty, active reserves or retirees of the military. 

We salute you for your service and sacrifice with Military Appreciation Month. Reservations are now open for OKC ZOO SAFARI LIGHTS occurring nightly Saturday, November 12 through New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2023 with drive-thru and walk-thru experiences from 5:30 to 11 p.m. with the last check-in at 10 p.m. OKC ZOO SAFARI LIGHTS will be open on holiday nights including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. Online reservations are required for OKC ZOO SAFARI LIGHTS and can be made at www.okczoo.org/safari-lights. Drive-up purchases will not be accepted. Tickets are limited to ensure optimal guest experience. Admission for the drive-thru experience is $65/vehicle and includes up to 4 walk-thru admission tickets. Admission for the walk-thru only is $15/guest ages 3 and older. Supporting OKC ZOO SAFARI LIGHTS sponsors include Devon and MidFirst Bank.

The Oklahoma City Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the last entry at 4 p.m. The Zoo will be closed to the public during the daytime on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Tuesdays and Wednesdays between December 6 and February 8, 2023. Purchase advance Zoo admission tickets at okczoo.org/tickets and avoid the entry lines. Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the OKC 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. Regular daytime admission is $12 for adults and $9 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free.

Stay connected with the Zoo on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinktree and TikTok, and by visiting our blog stories. Zoo fans can support the OKC Zoo by becoming a ZOOfriends member. Starting at $45, memberships can be purchased at ZOOfriends.org and provide access to the OKC Zoo for an entire year plus, additional benefits and discounts. To learn more about Zoo happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.