The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is pleased to give back to all those who serve and have served this November during Military Appreciation Month. Throughout November, the OKC Zoo is offering all active duty, retired and veteran members of the military, National Guard and Reserves free general Zoo admission for the entire month. Additionally, up to four immediate family members of qualifying individuals will receive 50% off of general Zoo admission on the date of visit. Military members must show valid military ID at the Zoo’s ticket window upon arrival to receive complimentary admission for themselves and discounts for up to four accompanying guests. Advance reservations are not required.  

This special month at the OKC Zoo also provides military members with additional offers while in the park including 10% off concessions throughout the Zoo, 10% off purchases at the Zoo’s Safari Gift Shop and $10 off all available behind-the-scenes Wild Encounter experiences while visiting the Zoo. Wild Encounters offer participants the opportunity to connect with Komodo dragons, Asian elephants, bison, Galapagos tortoises and Indian rhinos in a fun, memorable way while learning more about the Zoo’s animal family from its expert caretakers. During November, military members will also save $10 off any ZOOfriends membership level. Military member must be named on membership. Valid military IDs must be presented to receive special offers.  

To express our gratitude to our servicemembers for all they do each and every day, the OKC Zoo offers a year-round 50% discount on general admission to all veterans, active duty, active reserves and retirees of the military (with valid military ID) throughout the year. This discount does not apply to children or dependents of veterans, active duty, active reserves or retirees of the military. 

The Oklahoma City Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the last entry at 4 p.m. The Zoo will be closed to the public during the daytime on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Tuesdays and Wednesdays between December 5 and February 7, 2024. Purchase advance Zoo admission tickets at 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 daytime 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.

Stay connected with the Zoo on FacebookXInstagramThreadsLinktree and TikTok, and by visiting our blog stories. Take a wild approach with your gift-giving this holiday season and consider a 12-month, ZOOfriends Membership Passport to the OKC Zoo. Membership Passports provide general admission year-round and exclusive offers while supporting the Zoo’s ongoing animal care and conservation programs. Now through January 1, 2024, those who buy a new membership will receive a coupon good for one plush animal, regularly priced at $24.99, for FREE from the Zoo’s Safari Gift shop! View all Passport options and purchase online at