Oklahoma Aquarium

Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks: Hours, Address, Oklahoma Aquarium Reviews: 4.5/5

Oklahoma Aquarium
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Oklahoma Aquarium is the state's must-see attraction featuring amazing aquatic life in immersive exhibits. Experience the world's largest exhibit of bull sharks swimming around as you walk through our shark tunnel. Meet Seamore the loggerhead sea turtle, feed different animals, participate in our animal encounters and behind-the-scene tours, and join in more interactive opportunities throughout the aquarium! Thousands of fish, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals introduce guests to life in our oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams. Come visit the ocean in Oklahoma today, where our mission is "to educate and inspire conservation of our aquatic world through interactive discovery."
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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ellenbee56
Bechtelsville, PA491 contributions
Dec 2021
We enjoyed our recent visit here and consider this a very nice aquarium, especially for one not having a coastal setting. The exhibits and tanks were full of interesting creatures, and the layout offered a nice variety. The shark tunnel here was different from others we have seen, being darker and less packed with aquatic animals. I loved the jellies! We spent a leisurely 75 minutes here; afterwards, we grabbed a quick bite to eat in the café (and had some of the best French fries I’ve ever eaten!).
Written January 18, 2022
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Hello ellenbee56, thank you for visiting us & for your great review. We love hearing from our guests! Not to toot our own horn but yeah, the cafe does have amazing french fries! We hope to SEA you here again soon!
Written January 27, 2022
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crashey
Burbank, CA16 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
We just visited and were impressed with some of the tanks and exhibits.

Pro: There are a lot of hands on things for young kids to do, which is great! The exhibits were all well maintained and there was a great variety of animals to see (fish, mammals, amphibians, etc). The shark tunnel was the family favorite.

Huge con: the crowds! There was little to no social distancing, limiting of crowds, or cleaning. There were hand sanitizing stations set up, but we didn’t see any employees sanitizing the exhibits or glass (which all the kids were touching) as we walked around. We were told there are no reservations needed since they’re at normal capacity and it was very, very crowded in very small spaces.
Written March 18, 2021
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Hello Crashey! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience at the Oklahoma Aquarium. Your feedback helps us provide the best experience possible for our guests.
Written October 15, 2021
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Kallie P
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Business
The Oklahoma Aquarium staff made our field trip a breeze! They greeted us immediately upon arrival and gave us our instructions to walk right in. My students had a blast looking at the huge variety of aquatic animals and they loved how many interactive components there were. Lunch was a breeze and those of us who are food from the aquarium cafe had delicious meals with timely service.
Written April 17, 2022
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Thanks so much for your 5-star review! Our mission is founded in education & conservation. We are so happy to hear your field trip was an exceptional experience. We hope to SEA you again soon!
Written April 18, 2022
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Valerie B
Broken Arrow, OK1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
We had a wonderful experience at the Oklahoma Aquarium recently at Hallowmarine! So much fun for the grandkids-they got to trick or treat while enjoying the marine animals in their exhibit areas. All of the supporters handing out treats were gloved and masked and used a fun tube to slide the treats into the kids’ treat sacks so social distancing was possible. Attendance was controlled so social distancing was easy. The marine animals were more active than they usually are during our daytime visits and the decorations were a lot of fun! A great time for all of us!!
Written October 26, 2020
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Thank you for joining us for HallowMarine 2020! We're so grateful that you joined us this year. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!
Written November 20, 2020
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Carolyn M
1 contribution
Oct 2020
The Oklahoma Aquarium is a great place to spend time with family and especially grand children. Especially during this time because of the cold weather and safety concerns. We always have a great time and the events are well planned. The HallowMarine is a very special way to let the kids enjoy Halloween! The sponsors gave away good candy and there was an unlimited supply for ALL the children. No matter when or how often you visit, there is something new to see and the staff is so great to answer questions. I was surprised to see how our grandkids actually took time to read the info about each display and they talked about them non-stop! The candy and costumes were just an extra bonus to the action! My favorite was the new gigantic octopus! Really fascinating! The event was planned very well too!
Written October 26, 2020
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Thank you for joining us for HallowMarine 2020! We appreciate your feedback and we're thrilled that your grandkids enjoyed their experience learning about our marine life. Our giant Pacific octopus exhibit was built by our exhibits team so we're thrilled that it's your favorite!
Written November 20, 2020
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ABelanger10
Poteau, OK2 contributions
Feb 2021
We held our son's second birthday party in the sea turtle room and had SUCH a wonderful experience. The room is decorated amazingly and all the kids loved watching the snake in the terrarium while celebrating. The aquarium itself is absolutely stunning-you could spend hours examining all the exhibits. Would absolutely recommend.
Written February 13, 2021
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Thank you for celebrating your son's birthday with us! We're happy you enjoyed the party and Ajo, our snake! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written February 15, 2021
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Christy R
Newton, KS22 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Great place to learn and explore. Take extra cash to ride a bucking shark and feed the turtles. Enjoyed the otters and shark tank.
The sea turtle was fun to take a picture with near the tank. Saw many people with very young children, morning was extremely busy so we waited until noon but still had to wait in line for entrance.

Written March 18, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback, Christy! Spring Break is one of our busiest times, so we appreciate your patience. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written March 26, 2021
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DualSuper777
22 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
This is a magical experience. We have made this a Halloween time tradition. The whole facility is decorated very festively and all the trick or treat stations are very well done. There is no wait lines for candy either, like some other events (The zoo). The activities for the children are great too. They have a DJ playing festive Halloween jams and Jupiter Jumps. Overall the best Halloween event in Tulsa.
Written November 4, 2021
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Hi DualSuper777! Thanks for the wonderful review. We love being part of your Halloween traditions! This year was so much fun, we're glad you joined us! Hope to see you at the Oklahoma Aquarium again soon.
Written November 5, 2021
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Michelle L
Lincoln, NE64 contributions
Jul 2021
My family and I spent a couple of hours here and it was really fun! We definitely could have spent more time, but we had someplace else to be. I really liked all of the interactive exhibits, there were so many things my kids could tangibly interact with. And those tangible exhibits don't cost extra (as I'm used to other zoos/aquariums charging extra to pet the sting rays, for example.) There is a charge to buy food if you want to feed some of the animals. There was a lot to look at and my kids had a good time.
Written July 14, 2021
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Thank you so much for your comments! We love to hear that our guests have had a wonderful experience. Come back and see us soon; we have a new exhibit opening in just a couple of weeks!
Written October 11, 2021
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Mar 2021
What a great interactive virtual tour! Thank you so much Oklahoma Aquarium for your insightful information about the octopus, sharks and many other wonderful creatures. Our students loved the tour. I appreciate you listening to what we were researching in class and extending the learning experience. Verdigris Public Schools, 2nd grade.
Written March 9, 2021
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We are so happy to hear you liked your virtual tour! Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
Written March 9, 2021
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Oklahoma Aquarium is open:
  • Tue - Tue 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed - Mon 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM