Oklahoma City Zoo Becomes Sensory Inclusive

Jun 7, 2018

The Oklahoma City Zoo is now a welcome spot for guests with sensory sensitivities.

The Zoo announced the sensory certification on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Candice Rennels says the park partnered with the Alabama-based nonprofit, KultureCity, for sensory inclusive training and other accommodations for guests. Rennels says there will be designated quiet and headphone zones as well as items to check out, like weighted blankets and sensory bags.

"The quiet zones and headphone zones will definitely help families that have children or members that deal with sensory sensitivities and they’ll know where those areas are."

Sensory sensitivities or challenges can be experienced by people with different conditions, like autism, dementia and PTSD.

The OKC Zoo is now the second sensory certified attraction in the state, joining Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.