At the Oklahoma City Zoo, animal art is created with wild style and our ambassadors of awe will amaze you with their talents! The Zoo is excited to host its seventh annual Art Gone Wild animal art show at its new location, the Myriad Gardens, 301 West Reno, Oklahoma City. The exhibition will be on display from August 6-31 in the Crystal Bridge, south lobby. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Art Gone Wild is a collection of original art pieces created by a variety of the Zoo’s animals artists (with some assistance from their care givers). Painting styles vary by animal. Some animal artists use traditional paint brushes while others choose untraditional techniques and paint with their flippers, trunks, paws, tails and even noses!
The Zoo's exhibition gives guests the opportunity to view and purchase these unique works of art, with all net proceeds benefiting one of the Zoo’s local conservation initiatives.
Art by Zoo animals is part of the animal enrichment process of providing a stimulating environment which addresses an animal's social, psychological and physical needs.
Creating art is fun and safe for the animals. The paints used are non-toxic and washable. New art is continuously added to the collection as the animals get creative. Featured artists include Asian elephants, even little Achara, giraffes, gorillas, sea lions, stingrays, red river hogs, and more! For Art Gone Wild information, call Zoo Guest Relations at (405) 425-0262 or click here
Enjoy Art Gone Wild and support the creative side of conservation! Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Zoo is a proud member of Oklahoma City’s Adventure District and an Adventure Road partner. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Buildings close at 4:45 p.m. daily. Guests must exit grounds at closing time. Regular admission is $8 for adults, and $5 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free. Become a Zoo fan on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about these and other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.