New fall program promotes fun, wellbeing while connecting fans to the Zoo’s wildlife, nature.
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is excited to present a new program, Wild About Health, and offer a series of early morning fitness classes designed to spark an interest for being active while surrounded by wildlife and wild places. This November, guests are invited to try one or all three of our different fitness classes being led by Fit4Moms, Barre3 and a family-focused private yoga instructor. These classes are designed for all skill levels and instruction will take place in the spacious outdoor area at the OKC Zoo’s Devon Picnic Grounds and participants are encouraged to dress accordingly. In the case of inclement weather, classes will move indoors. Each class will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. and conclude with a surprise visit from one of the Zoo’s education animal ambassadors at 10:15 a.m.
“We’re excited about sharing this new venture with the community,” said Jenna Dodson, OKC Zoo’s manager of events. “This program not only aligns with our commitment to create diverse and quality events but it provides a unique opportunity for people to build an appreciation for wildlife and wild places.”
- Barre3 / Saturday, November 5, 9 to 10 a.m.: Barre3 is a 45-minute full-body balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness that will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within. A trained guide will direct and inspire participants through a circuit of diverse exercises developed to target specific areas of the body. All levels are welcome. Participants must be 18 or older.
- Fit4Moms’ Stroller Strides / Sunday, November 20, 9 to 10 a.m.: Stroller Strides® is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Each workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining the little ones with songs, activities and fun. Children must remain in their stroller for the duration of the class. School age children are welcome to join but they must be able to sit next to mom or in a designated big kid spot during class; this workout is intended for mom not for the kids. General Zoo admission is required for accompanying children attending this program.
- Family Yoga / Friday, November 25, 9 to 10 a.m.: Complete your Thanksgiving holiday with a yoga class for the whole family! This yoga class offers an age-appropriate Yoga practice including stretching and strengthening poses, breathing and relaxation techniques all while being playful and fun. This class is designed for all ages and there must be an accompanying adult for every three minors. Participants are required to bring their own yoga mat. Cost is $30/adult or $20 for guests age 3-17; $18/adults for members or $11 for members age 3-17, includes instruction and same-day general admission into the Zoo.
Classes are limited to 30 guests. Cost per class is $30/adult or $18/adult for members, includes instruction and same-day general admission into the OKC Zoo. Tickets for this program are on sale at www.okczoo.org/events. Participation is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance, so don’t wait to get yours.
Fit the OKC Zoo’s new Wild About Health classes into your fall schedule! The Oklahoma City Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the last entry no later than 4 p.m. Connect to wildlife and tons of fun as you experience BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise at the OKC Zoo. Sponsored by Devon, BRICKLIVE features 45+ life-sized animal statues made with almost two million toy bricks! BRICKLIVE Animal Paradise is open daily during regular Zoo hours through Sunday, October 30. Purchase advance tickets for general Zoo admission and BRICKLIVE at www.okczoo.org/tickets. Membership has its perks! As a member of the Oklahoma City Zoo, enjoy free admission all year-long, plus many additional benefits and discounts. You will also be supporting the Zoo’s animal family, education programming and conservation initiatives. Join or renew today at www.okczoo.org/membership.
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 $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, Instagram, Linktree and TikTok, and by visiting our blog stories. To learn more about Zoo happenings, call (405) 424-3344 or visit okczoo.org.