The Tulsa Zoo, which rarely closes, shuts its doors on the third Friday in June. On that day, the staff prepares for its annual “WALTZ on the Wild Side” fundraiser. During the rest of the year, guests can take advantage of exhibits that have been made possible by the money raised during that event, including the Chimpanzee Connection, Elephant Encounter, Penguin Exhibit, Children’s Zoo and the Helmerich Sea Lion Cove.
The Tulsa Zoo has committed itself to enlightening guests and protecting species from around the globe. The zoo cares for African animals such as the Aldabra tortoises, Asian animals including snow leopards, and animals native to the tropical rainforest of Central and South America. In addition to the “WALTZ on the Wild Side” fundraiser, the Tulsa Zoo also hosts events including the 5K and 10K Zoo Run, and the “HallowZOOeen” celebration, in which animals get to dress up and ask each other for candy.
Face the Flame is no ordinary 5K—and not just because it ends with a daring leap through a ring of fire. Instead, the race is all-out obstacle course spread over 76 acres. Racers commence with an invigorating lunge into a dumpster before setting off to traverse uneven stone ramparts, crawl through muck-filled pipes, and scale the steep incline of a dry creek bed. Race heats set out every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., but heats are not grouped according to speed, ability, or the quality of your barbaric yawp. Proceeds from the race benefit Camp Fire, which serves up to 3,500 at-risk youth each year through extracurricular and summer programming.
Since 1954, Chamber Music Tulsa has dedicated itself to promoting small ensemble pieces from both established musicians and rising young stars. The organization presents six different chamber ensembles every season, showcasing their talents in special weekend concert series. Saturday evening shows invite subscribers to dine from a buffet and visit with the artists, while Sunday afternoon performances are open to the public and anyone disguised as a music stand.
Tulsa Pix Photography resides within downtown Tulsa, but travels to a wide variety of different locations in order to achieve the perfect shot. The striking architecture downtown serves as an artistic setting for Tulsa Pix's studio, but photo shoots aren't limited to just this one location. They can also take place on location or at homes, where the photographer captures the smiles of kids, parents, and entire families.
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