Zoos and Aquariums

From top-rated zoos to the largest indoor aquarium in a four-state area, Oklahoma has unique attractions for every animal lover. Take the whole family to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and enjoy 120 beautiful acres featuring over 1,800 animals. Innovative exhibits such as Oklahoma Trails, Cat Forest and Lion Overlook, Great EscAPE and the elephant habitat provide zoo visitors with up-close vantage points while allowing the animals to enjoy enclosures simulating their natural habitats.

The Tulsa Zoo boasts 84 acres of exhibits featuring more than 3,000 animals, many of which are rare and endangered. For a truly exotic experience, head to the new Lost Kingdom exhibit complex to immerse yourself in lush gardens and settings inspired by ancient Asian cultures. Lost Kingdom is the new home for ambassadors of some of Asia’s rarest and most elusive species, including Malayan tigers, snow leopards, Chinese alligators, siamangs, binturongs and Komodo dragons. Or visit some of the zoo's most popular residents including chimpanzees, penguins and sea lions.

The Oklahoma Aquarium offers an amazing glimpse into the underwater world of our oceans, lakes and rivers with eight exhibit galleries. Walk through the shark tunnel and gaze in wonder as the world's largest captive bull sharks cruise overhead.

You'll also find animal attractions across the state that give you an opportunity for a close encounter with the creatures of the world. From an eagle rehabilitation center to tours of facilities dedicated to rescuing domesticated exotic animals and a haven for retired circus elephants, Oklahoma has plenty of opportunities to walk on the wild side.

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