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OKC Zoo & OKDHS collaborate to offer admission discounts to foster families, SNAP participants

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Beginning June 1, the OKC Zoo will be offering discounted general admission of $3 per person to Oklahoma foster families and SNAP participants.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) are working together to connect Oklahomans to wildlife and wild places. The OKC Zoo is implementing two new general Zoo admission discounts for Oklahomans participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Oklahoma foster families. Beginning, Wednesday, June 1, SNAP participants and foster families will receive general Zoo admission for $3 per person with proof of valid program ID and valid Oklahoma photo ID with a matching name.

“We’re proud to partner with OKDHS to enhance our access programs and create these new opportunities for Oklahomans to experience the Zoo,” said Dwight Lawson, OKC Zoo’s executive director/CEO. “The Zoo is the ideal destination where families can discover and learn about the world’s wildlife and create memories to last a lifetime.”

“We are grateful to the OKC Zoo for giving some of the families we serve an opportunity to enjoy the wonder and beauty of wildlife,” said Justin Brown, secretary for Human Services and OKDHS director. “This iconic Oklahoma City attraction brings families together and each visit offers a new experience. We are excited for the joy this partnership will bring to the families we serve this summer!”

This discount offer applies to daily general admission to the OKC Zoo for Oklahoma foster families and SNAP program participants and ends Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Participants must show their Oklahoma Foster Parent Exclusive Benefits card or Oklahoma EBT care plus a valid photo ID card at the OKC Zoo’s ticket window upon arrival to receive discounted general Zoo admission of $3 per person. This discount is limited to in-person ticket purchases only – not online purchases – and must be used only on the day of purchase. Discount is limited to four (4) total guests per day, per cardholder. Children two and under are always admitted free. Additional Zoo discounts and coupon vouchers cannot be combined with this offer.

The Oklahoma City Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with the last entry no later than 4 p.m.

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