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. 


Our first public Sea Lion Presentaion (that's Trainer Kaleigh with Dorsey on the left, and Briney with Trainer Mike on the right):


Peggy Helmerich performed the Ribbon Cutting, officially opening Helmerich Sea Lion Cove:


To thank Peggy for her efforts, Dorsey gave her a big wet sea lion kiss!


We had a packed house on Member Preview Night:


Despite the crowds, our Sea Lion Trainer, Mike, kept his cool and led an impressive presentation:


If you want to catch a sea lion presentation, we have three daily shows during Spring Break (March 17 - 25), at 11, 1:30, and 3:30. After Spring Break, full presentations will occur at 11 and 1:30 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Keeper Chats will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 and 1:30. Please remember that all presentation at the Zoo are weather and temperature dependent. 

So as the skies begin to clear, we hope you'll head out to the WILDEST place in town and take in the new Helmerich Sea Lion cove.