Rules

Tulsa Zoo is a fun environment for our guests and our animal residents, so there are a few rules we have to abide by.

Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drinks during their visit, however, alcohol and glass containers or bottles are prohibited. 

Placing children on or over exhibit handrails or fencing is absolutely prohibited.

Firearms are prohibited on zoo grounds.

State law prohibits smoking on zoo grounds. Guests wishing to smoke are asked to go the foot of the entrance bridge. Hand stamps provided at the information booth allow reentry.

Some outside objects are prohibited on grounds because they pose a threat to our animals. These include balloons, confetti, piñatas and streamers. 

For the safety of our guests and animals, we do not allow bicycles, skateboards, skates, scooters, balls, frisbees or "wheelies" on zoo grounds. Tulsa Zoo staff reserve the right to restrict the use of any item which may be harmful to guests or animals.

During your visit, you may be photographed or filmed. Your admission to the Tulsa Zoo serves as your permission for use of your image by Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc.

You may use cameras and videocameras in the Tulsa Zoo for personal use only. Commercial use of photographs or video taken by you during your visit is prohibited without prior written consent of Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. Contact 918-669-6639 for more information.

We do not allow pets on zoo grounds for the safety of our animals and yours. Service dogs are permitted, but some areas will be restricted.