The Tulsa Zoo is open with key changes in place to safeguard against the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These changes include following Tulsa’s citywide mask ordinance, limiting the number of guests on zoo grounds, minimizing touch points, enabling proper social-distancing opportunities and increasing cleaning protocol. One of the more noticeable changes is all guests, including members, are required to make reservations in advance online.
The City of Tulsa has issued a face covering ordinance for anyone age 10 and older while in public buildings and in public settings when social distancing is not possible. This means Tulsa Zoo guests are required to wear a face covering while inside of buildings. Cloth masks will be available for purchase at the zoo gift shop, if needed.
On behalf of the staff and animal ambassadors at the Tulsa Zoo, thank you for your understanding while we’re #CaringForYourHerd.
How do the ticket reservations work?
All zoo guests, including members, are required to make a reservation online on the date of their choice.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. *
Example, guests who purchase tickets for 10 a.m. may enter from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
When can I start reserving tickets?
Ticket reservations are now available for everyone.
* For HallowZOOeen prep, the following days guests will need to be off grounds by 1:00pm. Last entry on these days will be at 11:30am.
Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18
Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25
Thursday, October 29 – Saturday, October 31
Check back here for the latest information each time you make zoo plans. The Tulsa Zoo will continue to evaluate evolving recommendations related to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust our operations accordingly to protect your herd.
The City of Tulsa has issued a citywide mask ordinance for anyone age 10 and older while in public buildings and in public settings when social distancing is not possible. Tulsa Zoo guests are required to wear a face covering when inside any buildings on zoo grounds, unless the individual falls within an exception category listed by the order:
Yes, members must make reservations, up to the number of guests allowed per membership level.
No, members continue to enjoy free admission for the number of guests designated with the membership level. All guests must be registered.
Tickets are valid during the selected reservation window to ensure the zoo can keep its commitment to limit entry crowds.
Unfortunately, we have to limit tickets to advance sales only. This system will allow us to schedule guests across the available reservation times.
The zoo is situated on an 84-acre campus with animal habitats connected by 4.9 miles of walkable pathways. Currently available is:
Yes, with the exception of alcoholic beverages and glass containers.
The Tulsa Zoo is opening in stages, in a way that maximizes opportunities for social distancing, reduces the number of touch points, and allows zoos staff to increase our already rigorous cleaning protocol. Here is an overview of the safeguards in place:
All camps and classes have been canceled to allow the zoo to meet gathering limits.
This year’s WALTZ on the Wild Side and ZooRun are cancelled. HallowZOOeen is back with social distanced changes in place. Check tulsazoo.org/boo for details and tickets.
Thank you! As a non-profit organization, your Tulsa Zoo relies on ticket sales, membership sales, education program revenue and donations. Whether we are open or closed to the public, our animals still require daily care, including food, medical attention and exhibit maintenance. Loss of revenue has a significant impact on our overall operating budget. We know this is an uncertain time for everyone, but hope you will consider a donation to our emergency operating fund to assist us in the care of our animals and staff. No gift is too small to make a big impact. You can make a one-time donation or set up a monthly gift.
You can also help by adding Tulsa Zoo to your personal account on amazonsmile.com. By adding us as your preferred charity, we will receive .05% of all your purchases at no additional cost to you.
Looking for zoonique gift ideas? Shop our new online store at tulsazoo.org/shop.