March 25, 2012
California Dreamin'


Dorsey and Briney are both California sea lions. We've already discussed the difference between a sea lion and a seal, but what's special about California sea lions specifically?

March 23, 2012
Now Open!

Helmerich Sea Lion Cove is officially open! We have had a lot of fun showing off our newest exhibit and we hope you've enjoyed seeing it! Below are some of the highlights from the Grand Opening -- from Donor Night (which made the front page of the Tulsa World) to Member Preview night. 

March 13, 2012


The new exhibit is getting all DECKED out! We just finished installing a mini-boardwalk for visitors to stroll along. But it's not open yet! Like the rest of the exhibit, it will officially be opened to the public on March 17th - that's this Saturday!


Below is just some of the splashy decor that is going up around the exhibit. This is truly an immersive space, with lots of hidden jems.

March 12, 2012
Only FIVE Days Until The Helmerich Sea Lion Cove Opens!
March 8, 2012
Our Sea Lion Super Stars in their First Commercial!
March 7, 2012
Dorsey and Briney in Action!

Check out some recent shots of Dorsey and Briney playing in their new home!

March 6, 2012
Seal or Sea Lion?

Dorsey and Briney are California sea lions. In today's video, Briney helps Mike demonstrate three key differences between seals and sea lions. 

February 29, 2012
Sea Lion Diets

There's something fishy going on in the Helmerich Sea Lion Cove!

February 24, 2012
Star Sea Lions


This week, our sea lions took center stage for a big photo shoot. Film crews were out to capture footage for a commercial, the first the zoo has done in quite some time! The new exhibit is so exciting, we just had to show it off. Many zoo guests were out that day, and were probably wondering what all the commotion was... 

February 23, 2012
Special Member Sneek Preview
Special Member Sneek Preview

Learn about this special Zoo Member exclusive event!