Exciting new event series, Breakfast with the Animals, invites guests to watch the Zoo wake up while enjoying a delicious morning meal with Nutella®!

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden invites you to attend Breakfast with the Animals presented by Nutella®, the Zoo’s newest event series offering the ultimate breakfast experience occurring Saturday mornings in July and August. Take your Saturday mornings from mild to wild as you enjoy a scrumptious, all-you-can-eat buffet in the unique setting of the Zoo’s Sea Lion Stadium which is home to the Zoo’s California sea lions and harbor seals. Participants will also have an opportunity to “sea” these beloved marine mammals up-close and learn more about them from the Zoo’s animal experts, and attend the morning sea lion presentation.  

“The Zoo is thrilled to partner with Nutella to provide our fans with this exclusive event series that uniquely blends family fun and togetherness while connecting people with our amazing animals,” said Jenna Dodson, OKC Zoo’s manager of events.

"Zoos are known for being the perfect place for families to spend time together. This partnership with the Oklahoma City Zoo reinforces Nutella’s commitment to be a part of special memories for families that are playful and spark positivity,” said Todd Midura, Vice President, Marketing, Nutella North America at Ferrero.

These deluxe Saturday morning meals feature assorted pastries filled with Nutella, fruit and pancake kabobs with Nutella, breakfast meats, biscuits and sausage gravy, a made-to-order pancake station, and an egg and omelet station. Breakfast service is from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. each Saturday morning and concludes after the 10 a.m. sea lion presentation.

Date options for Breakfast with the Animals presented by Nutella include:

  • Saturday, July 3, 2021
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021
  • Saturday, July 17, 2021
  • Saturday, July 24, 2021
  • Saturday, July 31, 2021
  • Saturday, August 7, 2021
  • Saturday, August 14, 2021
  • Saturday, August 21, 2021
  • Saturday, August 28, 2021


General admission for Breakfast with the Animals presented by Nutella is $50 for adults (12 and up) and $45 for children ages 3-11, children 2 and under are free. General Zoo admission must be purchased separately for $12 for adults (12-64) and $9 for children ages 3-11 and seniors ages 65 and older. ZOOfriends member tickets are $40 for adults (12 and up) and $35 for children ages 3-11. Tickets are available online and can be purchased at okczoo.org. Tickets are limited to allow for social distancing during the breakfast events. Events will be held rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Social distancing will be maintained at the tables and presentation. Masks are encouraged in places where social distancing is difficult such as check-in and buffet lines. Buffet will be served by staff wearing masks and gloves.

 As an added bonus, explore the Zoo’s Breakfast with the Animals page to discover some exciting Nutella-inspired recipes to enjoy at home. There is also a fun quiz you can take to learn more about what some of the Zoo’s animals eat and enter for a chance to win an OKC Zoo behind-the-scenes Wild Encounter experience for four. 

Make your summer a little sweeter with Breakfast with the Animals presented by Nutella at the OKC Zoo! The Oklahoma City Zoo is currently in its summer hours and open daily open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the last entry no later than 4 p.m. Purchase advance tickets at www.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 $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 FacebookTwitterInstagram 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.