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“where education meets excitement”
Did you know more than 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water? That means our oceans, rivers, lakes and streams are critically important to the overall health of our planet. The Oklahoma Aquarium is dedicated to the mission, “To educate and inspire conservation of our aquatic world through interactive discovery.” The Oklahoma Aquarium is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, so all money collected through admission, memberships and events goes directly to supporting our exhibits and educational programs. The Oklahoma Aquarium opened its doors to the public on May 28, 2003, but the facility became a dream and a passion for founders Dr. P.R. Ramey and Doug Kemper in 1984. From an idea literally drawn on a napkin, the Oklahoma Aquarium weathered many trials through building support and fundraising until the vision of Jenks city leaders led the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation to settle on a plot of land on the west bank of the Arkansas River.
My family and I love this aquarium! It is small but there are many experiences to touch the animals and feed them. The aquarium takes about an hour or so and is good for younger kids as well as... Read more
If you have low expectations and you might enjoy. I bought full price tickets and drove 2 hours with my kids to take advantage of the advertised once a month "Sensory Friendly" night. They... Read more
Largest collection of bull sharks in the western hemisphere! To view them fully, one must enter an eerie enclosed tunnel and be quiet, as they don't like loud noise, so it feels almost like you're... Read more
- Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
- Tue: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
- Fri, Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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