OKC Zoo and Science Museum Oklahoma

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 11:22 am
By: News 9

What do you get when you combine News 9 with two staple attractions from Oklahoma City's Adventure District? It's a Road Trip to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Science Museum Oklahoma! Join News 9 as we venture into the Southwest's oldest zoo and the nationally-recognized Science Museum Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma City Zoo has a vast variety of exhibits and shows that are sure to impress. Elephants have a special place in the zoo's heart as they just welcomed their first OKC zoo-born elephant-Malee who is now one year old.

While at the zoo, enjoy an elephant show where you can meet little Malee, along with her mother, Asha, and Aunt Chandra. Explore the rainforest and be fascinated by the Great EscApe, a world-class exhibit featuring chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. Next, the newest exhibit featured at the zoo is Oklahoma Trails, an eight-mile stretch of Oklahoma grandeur with more than 800 different animals native to Oklahoma.

The Science Museum began in 1958 and has been bringing exciting and educational exhibits and events to Oklahoma ever since. The museum has exciting events and exhibits that will keep anyone coming back.

The perfect destination for a day of exploring and discovery, Science Museum Oklahoma even has an I-Max Dome Theatre with new and thrilling movies and documentaries. Groups can even get in on "Bright Nights" a special overnight trip to the museum with plenty of hands on science and activities that will amuse and educate. Also, the Planetarium, Dome Theater, and Science Live, along with various exhibits, are bound to keep the kids delighted.

Whether you ride on the Safari tram, spot the Orion in the Planetarium, watch the Sea Lion Show, or are sucked into "Tornado Alley" at the I-Max Dome, you will find a range of thrilling activities to do at these two hot spots. So join News 9 on Thursday, July 26th, as we visit our very own Oklahoma City Zoo and Science Museum Oklahoma.