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2013 Park Events

Welcome to the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park's Events page. The G.W. Zoo hosts a variety of special events for the entire family while showcasing our zoo and the animals. Kids and parents alike enjoy the safe, fun-filled and family-friendly events. So no matter your age or your interests, the G.W. Zoo offers a variety of year-round activities for visitors of all ages! Just click on an event name and date below to see what specials we will be offering for that holiday.

Our events take place throughout the course of the year and many have developed a loyal following and a proven track record of success. Each event has its own particular niche, as we have something for everyone! Please be sure to check out our events to find what's right for you. There’s always something fun happening at the G.W. Zoo!

Located just one hour south of Oklahoma City at Exit 64 off I-35, the park's mission is to provide lifelong homes for abandoned, misplaced and abused animals, as well as those animals whose owners can no longer care for them. To date, the park has rescued more than 1,400 animals and placed over 1,200 in zoos and sanctuaries around the world.

VALENTINE'S DAY | February 14-16, 2014 | Buy 1, Get 1 for Your Valentine!

Valentines Day at G.W. Zoo - Free AdmissionIn honor of Valentine's Day, the G.W. Zoo is offering a Buy One, Get One Free deal for you and your sweetheart. All you have to do take advantage of this deal is come to the park on Valentine's Day and bring someone to kiss in front of us when you purchase your ticket.

Make your plans for Valentine's Day to take a walk on the wild side at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, OK! Home to more than 800 animals from more than 128 species, the park is open to the public seven days a week! Call (405) 665-5197 for more info!

Valentine's Day, celebrated on February 14, is a festival of romantic love and many people give cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner. They may also arrange a romantic meal in a restaurant or night in a hotel or a visit to see and play with baby exotic animals (hint hint). Common symbols of Valentine's Day are hearts, red roses and Cupid.

MONKEY & TIGERITA BALL | March 1, 2014 | Dinner, Music & Auction!

Tigerita & Monkey Ball at G.W. Zoo - Dinner, Music & AuctionA night of dinner, music, live auction, Mardi Gras costume contest, and of course hanging out with the monkeys! Come join us at our 5th annual Tigarita & Monkey Ball!

Have you ever been within a few feet of a 500 pound tiger or maybe you have never even seen a tiger? We have the opportunity here at the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park to share with the world the beauty and rarity of the big cats and many other exotic animals along with helping to preserve the species.

We are in need of sponsors for our fundraiser. Assist us in raising funds to cover the expenses to help over 1,000 animals that live here at the G.W. Zoo. We have taken in dozens of new rescues this year at the park and are working very hard to make park improvements that will benefit the animals as well as secure their future here at the zoo. Call (405) 665-5197 for more info!

SPRING BREAK | March 15-23, 2014 | Animal Tours, Camping & Tiki Bar!

Spring Break at G.W. Zoo - Animal Tours, Camping & the Tiki BarCome out and spend Spring Break at the G.W. Zoo and enjoy the Animal Tours and Tiki Bar serving up your favorite cold beverages and hot snacks.

Rent one of our cabins for the night or the week, sit around a bonfire and listen to the exotic animals sounds of the night while they lounge just a few yards away from your camping area. Call (405) 665-5197 for more info!

In the United States, Spring Break at the college and university level can occur from March to April, depending on term dates and holidays such as Holy Week. Many K–12 institutions in the United States schedule a two-week long break known as "Easter Break" or "Easter Holidays", as they take place in the weeks before and after Easter.

EASTER | April 20, 2014 | Kids Easter Egg Hunt!

Easter Celebration at G.W. Zoo - Free Egg HuntDads, here is your chance to romance mom and give her a day to remember for a lifetime. Moms get general admission into the zoo for FREE!

Make your plans for Mother's Day to take a walk on the wild side at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, OK! Home to more than 800 animals from more than 128 species, the park is open to the public seven days a week! Call (405) 665-5197 for more info!

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches. In the United States on Easter Sunday many Americans also follow the tradition of coloring hard-boiled eggs and giving baskets of candy. Good Friday, which occurs two days before Easter Sunday, is a holiday in 12 states.

MOTHER'S DAY | May 12, 2013 | Free Park Admission!

Mothers Day at G.W. Zoo - Free AdmissionDads, here is your chance to romance mom and give her a day to remember for a lifetime. Moms get general admission into the zoo for FREE!

Make your plans for Mother's Day to take a walk on the wild side at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, OK! Home to more than 800 animals from more than 128 species, the park is open to the public seven days a week! Call (405) 665-5197 for more info!

Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

MEMORIAL DAY | May 27, 2013 | Free Soft Drinks!

Memorial Day at G.W. Zoo - Free Soft DrinksFree hamburgers to the first 100 paying customers on Saturday (05/25) and Sunday (05/26) - redeemable at our outdoor Tiki Bar. Let's start the summer off right at G.W. Zoo!

Come out and get up close and personal with all of our animals. With over 170 big cats, the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park is the largest accredited big cat sanctuary in the United States. Our cats are rescues and cats in need of a new home which we provide for them when their owners can no longer give them the proper diet, environment or care they require. The G.W. Zoo strives to make all of our animals comfortable and happy with the help of people like you, park visitors, and sponsors and donors.

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formally known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women, who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

FATHER'S DAY | June 16, 2013 | Free Park Admission!

Father's Day at G.W. Zoo - Free AdmissionMoms, show your husband how much you love him by giving him a day to remember for a lifetime. Dads get general admission into the zoo for FREE!

Come See the Ligers! Ligers are a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger. Thus, it has parents with the same genus but of different species. It is distinct from the similar hybrid tiglon. It is the largest of all known cats and extant felines. Ligers enjoy swimming, which is a characteristic of tigers, and are very sociable like lions. Ligers exist only in captivity because the habitat of the parental species do not overlap in the wild. Notably, Ligers typically grow larger than either parent species, unlike Tiglons which tend to be about as large a female tiger.

Father's Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907.

4TH OF JULY | July 4-7, 2013 | Nightly Fireworks!

Independence Day at G.W. Zoo - Nightly FireworksCome celebrate Fourth of July with us. We will have free nightly fireworks with paid park admission.

Come out and get up close and personal with all of our animals. With over 170 big cats, the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park is the largest accredited big cat sanctuary in the United States. Our cats are rescues and cats in need of a new home which we provide for them when their owners can no longer give them the proper diet, environment or care they require. The G.W. Zoo strives to make all of our animals comfortable and happy with the help of people like you, park visitors, and sponsors and donors.

Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as "the Fourth of July". It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States. Many people display the American flag on their homes. The celebrations have deep roots in the American tradition of political freedom.

LABOR DAY | September 2, 2013 | Free Soft Drinks!

Labor Day at G.W. Zoo - Free Soft DrinksFree soda pop drinks to the first 50 paying customers redeemable at our outdoor Tiki Bar. It is the perfect time to bring the family out and see all the animals at G.W. Zoo!

Make your plans for Labor Day to take a walk on the wild side at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, OK! Home to more than 800 animals from more than 128 species, the park is open to the public seven days a week! Call (405) 665-5197 for more info!

Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations' strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

HALLOWEEN | Oct 31-Nov 3, 2013 | Nightmare at Exit 64!

Halloween at G.W. Zoo - Nightmare at Exit 64Dads, here is your chance to romance mom and give her a day to remember for a lifetime. Moms get general admission into the zoo for FREE!

Make your plans for Mother's Day to take a walk on the wild side at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, OK! Home to more than 800 animals from more than 128 species, the park is open to the public seven days a week! Call (405) 665-5197 for more info!

Halloween is usually celebrated amongst family, friends and, sometimes, co-workers. However, some areas hold large community events. Parties and other events may be planned on October 31 or in the weekends before and after this date. Adults may celebrate by watching horror films, holding costume parties or creating haunted houses or graveyards. Many children dress up in fancy costumes and visit other homes in the neighborhood.

VETERANS DAY | November 11, 2013 | Free Admission for Veterans!

Veterans Day at G.W. Zoo - Free AdmissionOn Veterans Day, we honor the veterans, military personnel, police officers, and firefighters who put their lives on the line for our freedoms and safety by inviting them to enjoy FREE general admission to the zoo!

Come out and get up close and personal with all of our animals. With over 170 big cats, the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park is the largest accredited big cat sanctuary in the United States. Our cats are rescues and cats in need of a new home which we provide for them when their owners can no longer give them the proper diet, environment or care they require. The G.W. Zoo strives to make all of our animals comfortable and happy with the help of people like you, park visitors, and sponsors and donors.

In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.

THANKSGIVING DAY | November 28, 2013 | Free Turkey Dinner!

Thanksgiving Day at G.W. Zoo - Free Turkey DinnerCome out to the animal park on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy the animals and eat FREE turkey dinner with all the trimmings with your paid admission!

Make your plans for Thanksgiving Day to take a walk on the wild side at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, OK! Home to more than 800 animals from more than 128 species, the park is open to the public seven days a week! Call (405) 665-5197 for more info!

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have. Thanksgiving Day parades are held in some cities and towns on or around Thanksgiving Day. Some parades or festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is a popular time for trips and to visit family and friends.

CHRISTMAS DAY | December 25, 2013 | Free Turkey Dinner!

Christmas Day at G.W. Zoo - Free Turkey DinnerCome out to the G.W. Zoo on Christmas Day and enjoy a FREE turkey dinner with all the trimmings with your paid park admission to see the animals!

Make your plans for Christmas Day to take a walk on the wild side at The Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park in Wynnewood, OK! Home to more than 800 animals from more than 128 species, the park is open to the public seven days a week! Call (405) 665-5197 for more info!

Many people in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on December 25. The day celebrates Jesus Christ's birth. It is often combined with customs from pre-Christian winter celebrations. Many people erect Christmas trees, decorate their homes, visit family or friends and exchange gifts.

If you or someone you know would like to become a sponsor of a future event please call our marketing department at (405) 665-1003 for more information.

 

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