Rides & Attractions

Please note: The carousel is currently closed due to necessary maintenance. We are currently waiting for a replacement part to be fabricated and shipped, which could take up to several weeks. We will keep you informed as soon as the carousel reopens.  We are so sorry for this inconvenience, but we appreciate your patience and understanding. 

ONEOK Safari Train and Arvest Wildlife Carousel



10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.  9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. - Sun., weather permitting (available when temperatures are between 50 and 100 degrees; closes immediately in case of lightning).



$1.50 per ticket for non-members
$1 per ticket for Zoo Friends members



Purchase tickets at Admissions, Crane Depot or Sea Lion Station.


Train One-Way = 1 ticket
Travel between Crane Depot and Sea Lion Station.


Train Round Trip = 2 tickets
One full lap around the zoo. At times, to accommodate crowds, we offer only one-way train rides. Make it a round trip by exiting the train and getting back in line at the next station. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Carousel = 1 ticket

Children ages 2 and under ride the train for free; all carousel riders require a ticket.  


Zooper Passes

One-day wristband for unlimited train and carousel rides.

$5.50 per person for non-members

$4 per person for members


Camel Tours

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting
Want a new way to view the Zoo? How about taking a tour atop a Dromedary Camel?  Climb on up and experience a trip around our camel path, located near the Chimpanzee Connection. Camel tours are available March 12 through Oct. 31; hours based on weather and attendance. Purchase tickets at Admissions or  the Camel Tour station.


$5 for non-members
$4 for members
$5 for a souvenir photo


The Hardesty Gem Dig at the COX Nature Exchange

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting

Dig for buried treasure at the gem dig and keep what you find.  We have all kinds of gems, rocks and minerals to discover beneath the sand. Swish mining rough through our sluice to uncover fossils and gems. What’s in your pan is yours to keep. Or crack open a geode and keep the treasure found inside.


Gem Dig with 2 oz bag for buried treasure

$5 per person for non-members

$4 per person for members


Sluice with basic mining rough

$6 per person for non-members

$5 per person for members


Sluice with bonus gem mining rough

$10 per person for non-members

$8 per person for members



$8 per person for non-members

$7 per person for members



Children’s Zoo

Open seasonally, weather permitting.

The children’s zoo lets kids get up close and personal with goats, sheep and pigs. Petting is encouraged. We even supply the hand sanitizer.


Feedings and Demonstrations

Learn about our zoo animals from the experts, our zoo keepers. Our feeding and demonstration schedule changes monthly; check the schedule for more detail.