Go green this St. Paddy’s Day at the Zoo with fun and enrichment for the animals

WHAT: This St. Paddy’s Day, go wild! The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is celebrating all things green, hosting a special St. Patrick’s Day-themed enrichment event for select Zoo animals on Tuesday, March 17. Watch as your favorite animals receive festive enrichment items from their caretakers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Zoo’s green practices and conservation initiatives.

Our caretakers are dedicated to providing the best care possible for the Zoo’s animals and take pride in enriching their lives each and every day. Through the Zoo’s enrichment program, caretakers create activities and items designed to encourage natural behaviors and provide new stimuli for the animals to enjoy.

This event is free with Zoo admission and is weather-dependent. Handouts with the day’s enrichment schedule will be available at the Zoo’s Guest Services and ZOOfriends offices in the entry plaza. The schedule will also be posted on the Zoo’s website and Facebook page.


WHEN:  St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

WHERE:  Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden, 2000 Remington Place, Oklahoma City, 73111



  • 10 a.m.                 Stingrays (Stingray Bay, entry fees apply)
  • 10:30 a.m.           California Sea Lions (Sea Lion Habitat)
  • 11 a.m.                 Squirrel and Spider Monkeys and Lorikeets (Children’s Zoo)
  • 11:30 a.m.           Galapagos Tortoises (Children’s Zoo) and Herpetarium
  • 1 p.m.                   Ostrich (Pachyderm Building)
  • 1:30 p.m.             Bobcat, Dodger! (Cat Forest)
  • 2 p.m.                   Asian Elephants (Sanctuary Asia)


Located at the crossroads of I-44 and I-35, the Oklahoma City 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 $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 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and by visiting Our Stories. To learn more about other happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.