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OKC Zoo Centennial Anniversary Celebration

OKC Zoo Centennial Anniversary Celebration

Date/Time

June 07, 2024 to June 07, 2024

Description

OKC Zoo is celebrating 100 years of wildlife and wild memories at Lincoln Park with gifts for you! Friday, June 7, 2024 marks the centennial anniversary that the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden first opened at its current location at Lincoln Park, and the Zoo invites fans from near and far to partake in special activities planned for the weekend of Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9.

Weekend activities:

OKC ZOO MEMBERSHIP SALE: From Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9, only, the Zoo is hosting a flash membership sale and offering the ZOOfriends Passport for four for $100, a savings of $49. Memberships are good for 12 months and provide the member with free general admission into the Zoo for four people as well as discounts on the Zoo’s behind-the-scenes experiences, Wild Encounters, VIP tours, special events, gift shop purchases, concessions, summer camps and more. Members also receive discounted admission to hundreds of Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoos and aquariums. This sale is available only online at okczoo.org/membership and expires midnight on Sunday, June 9.

OKC ZOO KEY GIVEAWAYS: The first 500 families to visit the Zoo on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 will receive a complimentary OKC Zoo Key. A popular activity since the 1960s, these interactive keys are a fun way to learn about the Zoo’s wildlife as you unlock recorded messages from the Zoo’s partners at Oklahoma’s Own News 9. Giveaways start at 9 a.m. both days and keys will be distributed from the ticket check in station in the Zoo’s Entry Plaza. One key per family. Retro OKC Zoo Keys also work on the current displays.

VINTAGE POSTCARD PHOTO-OPS: Enjoy a view of the Zoo from yesteryear with this series of enlarged vintage postcard photo banners. These banners are not only the perfect photo-op but they depict iconic Zoo scenes from a then-and-now perspective complete with short histories and located in the exact locations where they were first illustrated or photographed nearly a century ago! Guests will be in awe by how much the Zoo has grown over the years. Share your pics with the Zoo on our social channels @okczoo.

ANIMAL ENRICHMENT: The Zoo’s animal family is getting in on the centennial festivities, too! Watch as select Zoo animals enjoy special enrichment provided for them by their caretakers on Friday, June 7. The enrichment schedule will be shared on the Zoo’s social channels @okczoo and includes:

  • 10 a.m.: Chimpanzees (Great EscApe)
  • 10 a.m.: Honey badgers (Expedition Africa)
  • 11 a.m.: Red river hogs (Expedition Africa)
  • 11:30 a.m.: African painted dogs (Predator Pass)
  • 2 p.m.: Asian elephants (Sanctuary Asia)

Location

OKC Zoo
2000 Remington Place,
Oklahoma City, 73111, OK , US
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Additional Information

Cost

Free with admission

Ages

All ages welcome

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