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Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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United States of America - Oklahoma - Oklahoma City

Institution Code: OHOMA

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens
2101 Northeast 50th Street
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma 73111 United States of America

Telephone: (405) 425-0247
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Executive Director
    Curator's Name: Lance Swearengin, Horticulture and Grounds Curator
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 8
    Educational Staff Number: 7
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Zoological Institution
  • Status
  • Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1904
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 35.5230900
    Longitude: -97.4721700
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 825000
    Number of Volunteers: 300

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 5092
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    ABS Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Conservation - Biology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: No
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes