We’re “springing” into our seasonal enrichment activities for our animals and guests to enjoy during Spring Break week, March 13 to 17.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is embracing the changing seasons with special animal enrichment events throughout the year, beginning with week-long spring enrichment activities during the Spring Break holiday, Monday, March 13 through Friday, March 17, at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Add these fun-filled opportunities to your Zoo visits and enjoy watching as many of our animals interact with enrichment activities prepared for them by their caretakers. The enrichment activities will be viewable to guests and activities are free with regular admission.
Enrichment is the dynamic process of improving or enhancing the quality or experience of something that our animals encounter. Zoo caretakers use daily enrichment to enhance the quality of an animal’s habitat, and to offer opportunities for animals to participate in species specific behaviors including foraging and exploration. Guests may have seen caretakers add toys, feeders, ice treats or scents to encourage our animals’ natural abilities, ensuring they have different opportunities throughout the day. The Zoo’s Spring Break Enrichment activities will take place the week of March 13 through 17, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. throughout the Zoo to celebrate the spring season. The event will focus around sensory-based enrichment, created by our animal care teams. Animals will have a variety of items to smell, taste and discover!
SPRING BREAK WEEK ANIMAL ENRICHMENT SCHEDULE
Monday, March 13:
- 10 a.m. Indian rhinos (Sanctuary Asia)
- 1 p.m. Gorillas (Great EscApe)
Tuesday, March 14:
- 10 a.m. Galapagos tortoises (Children’s Zoo)
Spider monkeys (Children’s Zoo)
- 1 p.m. River otter (Big Rivers, Oklahoma Trails)
Wednesday, March 15:
- 10 a.m. Asian elephants (Sanctuary Asia)
- 1 p.m. Muntjac (Raptor Ridge)
Thursday, March 16:
- 10 a.m. African lions (Lion Overlook)
- 1 p.m. African Crested Porcupines (Located along the Zoo’s lakeside)
Asian tortoises (Sanctuary Asia, next to the langurs)
Friday, March 17:
- 1:30 p.m. Okapi
- 1 p.m. Bison (Oklahoma Trails)
This event is free with Zoo admission. The spring enrichment event schedule will be posted in the entry plaza and on the Zoo’s Facebook page.
Celebrate spring with all your favorite furry, feathered and scaly wildlife friends at the Zoo! The Oklahoma City Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the last entry at 4 p.m. 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 admission is $16 for adults and $13 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and over. Children two and under are admitted free.
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