Oklahoma City Zoo to offer camps, discounts for summer

Lots of summer fun is planned at the Oklahoma City Zoo
BY TARA HENSON Published: June 30, 2012
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Oklahoma City Zoo happenings:

WAY BACK WEDNESDAYS

The Zoo is going way back with its prices on Way Back Wednesdays! Every Wednesday in July and August, guests of all ages will receive admission for $1 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Additional dollar deals on Wednesdays include a hot dog, small popcorn, small drink, sea lion show admission, new Safari Voyage boat ride and carousel ride; each for just a dollar! Sea lion show times are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesdays during July and August. Little Caesars and 92.5 KOMA are sponsor partners of Way Back Wednesdays.

SUMMER DAY CAMPS

The zoo's summer day camps bring the world of animals and education together. Enroll your children today in our enriching and entertaining four-day camps taking place in July and August. Campers will have the opportunity to experience an animal up-close, crafts, games and walks around the zoo. All camps meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday in the Education Department.

Each camp week features a different theme.

Camps are designed for children 3 to 15 years old.

Cost is $100 per child with a ZooFriends membership and $110 per child for nonmembers.

Advance registration and payment is required.

A snack will be provided but children need to bring their own lunches.

For the compete schedule of camps, visit www.okczooed.com. Birth certificates are required to verify age. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and may be made online at www.okczoo.recware.com or by calling 425-0218.

WILD TUESDAYS STORY TIME SAFARIS

Join the zoo and Junior League of Oklahoma City on Tuesdays in July for Wild Tuesdays Story Time Safaris. Children 11 and under are invited to attend story sessions at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., on Grandma's Porch located inside the Zoo's Children Zoo. Each session includes a craft activity, a snack and a free juice box; and concludes with a visit from a zoo caregiver! Sessions last about 25 minutes and are free with admission.

8 TO 8 AT THE ZOO

With the Zoo's 8 to 8 Saturdays you can stay and play from sunup to sundown. Beginning July 1, guests may visit from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays through August 26. Exhibit buildings close at 7:45 p.m. and guests must leave grounds at closing.

CAPTURE THE WILD PHOTO CONTEST

Do you have a natural eye for photographing Mother Nature? Enter your prize photos in the Oklahoma Zoological Society's (OZS) "Capture the Wild Zoo Photography Contest" and submit photos of mammals, landscapes, reptiles, birds and more from the Zoo. Photos are categorized and judged in both youth and adult divisions. Entries are due July 31. After the contest, several of the photos, including the year's winners, comprise the annual OZS ZooFriends calendar. The full-color calendar is one of the benefits of ZooFriends membership and sells in the gift shop to help support special projects. For more information about the contest and to view the categories, visit www.zoofriends.org.

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