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Groundhog Day/Bear Awareness Day at the OKC Zoo


February 02, 2023 to February 02, 2023
10:00 AM until 01:00 PM


Features themed enrichment activities for Will & Wiley, the zoo's weather-aware grizzly bears. Because the Zoo does not have groundhogs in its animal population, the bears step in as official Groundhog Day gurus. Guests enjoy activities and information stations throughout the event. The black bears and grizzly bears will be receiving enrichment throughout the day.

Activities are free with Zoo admission and include:

  • Interactive educational games and answering a “bear behavior” activity card.
  • Conservation Education Station: Learn about the world’s bear species and how the Zoo is contributing to bear conservation from its expert caretakers.
  • Children’s Story Time: Kiddos are welcome to attend and hear a reading of Bear Snores On at 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
  • Facebook Live Chat with the Zoo’s carnivore caretakers at 9:30 a.m. Tune in at
  • The Zoo’s designated “town crier” will read the official proclamation at 10:30 a.m. in celebration of early Groundhog Day traditions.
  • Animal enrichment for the Zoo’s bears will immediately follow the proclamation reading.
  • Teddy Bear Checkup Station: The vet is in! Little ones can take their plush teddy bears to this station for a quick checkup from our veterinary care team.
  • Guests can warm up, enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate while supplies last.



OKC Zoo View map
2101 NE 50th St,
Oklahoma City, OK, US

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FREE with Zoo admission


All ages welcome

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