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Your ticket helps the Oklahoma Zoological Society support the Oklahoma City Zoo in its mission to be Oklahoma's premier destination connecting people and our world's vanishing wildlife and wild places.

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2022 OKC Zoo Gala: Under African Skies

The inaugural Oklahoma City Zoo Gala is a wild celebration like no other. Join us for a night Under the African Skies celebrating those individuals who have amplified the Zoo's mission of connecting guests with the world's wildlife and wild places.

Our 2022 OKC Zoo Legacy Honorees 

Byron Gambulos : Celebrating a commitment to animal care and enrichment and preserving the history of the OKC Zoo.

Don & Carolyn Zachritz : Honoring a dedication to advancing beautification at the OKC Zoo and beyond.

- Kirkpatrick Foundation & Kirkpatrick Family Fund : Championing a shared mission of conservation and investing in first-class animal care at the OKC Zoo.

Become a sponsor or purchase tickets at www.zoofriends.org/zoogala

Date & Time

June 3, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Interested in having a sponsorship presence at one of our signature events?

The Oklahoma Zoological Society offers a wide variety of sponsorships which allow companies to reach consumers directly in a fun and uncluttered environment. These events include special animal demonstrations, raffles, live music, discounted membership offers, and more. The events are tailored to meet the marketing objectives of our corporate partners and result in maximum exposure. Contact our Development Office for more information.

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