Connect with wildlife and friends during these one-of-a-kind events occurring select Thursdays in May and June. Sip and Stroll tickets on sale now.
Plan your Thursday nights around spectacular sunsets, cool cocktails and wondrous wildlife with the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden’s fourth annual, adult-only evening event series, Sip and Stroll. Presented by COOP Ale Works, Sip and Stroll occurs Thursdays, May 11, May 18, June 8 and June 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. We will be celebrating PRIDE month with a special Sip and Stroll on June 15 and this event will feature a drag show, and a signature PRIDE night cocktail. Sip and Stroll guests are invited to travel the world without the jet lag to discover specially created libations, delicious food trucks, dance lessons and more all while learning about the Zoo’s global conservation efforts.
Unique to Sip and Stoll are its themed watering holes that connect revelers to what the Zoo is doing to help protect wildlife and wild places around the world. This year, the Zoo is highlighting the world’s ecosystems including the tundra, grasslands and the desert and offering a selection of custom cocktails such as Ocean Potion and Cold Snap for guests to sip and enjoy as they stroll. While visiting each watering hole, guests will have an opportunity to learn more about what the Zoo is doing to protect and preserve the natural world through local and global conservation partnerships with Okies for Monarchs, Painted Dog Research Trust and more.
“Sip and Stroll continues to grow in popularity and is becoming an event favorite among our adult patrons,” said Jenna Dodson, OKC Zoo’s events manager. “With this series, we’re excited to give guests a unique way to reconnect with friends and explore the Zoo while learning about our mission, wildlife and our conservation efforts.”
There are more things to see and do while sipping and strolling through the Zoo! Start your night with an elephant presentation and then check out some amazing animal adventures for an additional cost like Stingray Bay, the Endangered Species Carousel, Flamingo Mingle and Explorikeet Adventure. Capacity is limited for these attractions so guests are encouraged to plan accordingly.
The Zoo also has specially scheduled entertainment for each Sip and Stroll night including karaoke on May 11 and June 8. Each night, guests can learn all different styles of dance from around the world with Latin Fusion on May 11, Vietnamese Lion Dancers on May 18 and African drummers and dancers on June 8 each with a performance at the end of the night. On June 15, there will be a special drag show for PRIDE night.
Event admission to Sip and Stroll is $22/person for non-members or $17/person for ZOOfriends members and online reservations are required. Sip and Stroll is an event with a purpose and for every ticket purchased, $2 will be donated to the Zoo’s conservation partners around the world. Drink Passports will be available for purchase for an additional $25 per person, allowing pass holders to enjoy a 3 oz. sample of the specialty cocktails featured at the five bars located throughout the Zoo. Drinks will also be available a la carte. Additional beverages and food will be available for purchase during Sip and Stroll from Zoo restaurants and local food trucks. Sip and Stroll tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. This event will occur rain or shine. Guests must be 21 years or older to enter this event, no guest under the age of 21 will be allowed entry. To purchase tickets or learn more visit www.okczoo.org/sipandstroll.
Travel the Oklahoma City Zoo and the world as you Sip and Stroll! The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden 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. Stay connected with the Zoo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linktree and TikTok, and by visiting our blog stories. Support your love and passion for wildlife and wild places with a ZOOfriends Membership Passport to the OKC Zoo. There’s a membership level for every kind of explorer with amazing benefits plus, you are supporting the OKC Zoo, its animals, programs and conservation efforts. Memberships can be purchased at okczoo.org/membership.