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Review of Oklahoma Aquarium

Oklahoma Aquarium
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Jenks
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Oklahoma Aquarium is the state's must-see attraction featuring amazing aquatic life in immersive exhibits. View 300-pound sea turtles, reef sharks, and Caribbean fish from an underwater observation station. Experience the world's largest exhibit of bull sharks swimming around you from the safety of a unique walk-through tunnel and dome in the half-million gallon Shark Adventure. Send your kids crawling and climbing through interactive tunnels and caves in exhibits highlighting the Amazon River and kelp forest habitats. Literally thousands of fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals introduce guests to life in our oceans, rivers, lakes and streams. The Oklahoma Aquarium is a fun, educational adventure for everyone!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

I thought the price was high especially considering there hadn't been any additions or improvements since we had visited 10 yrs. ago. There are many exhibits and great signage. The kids really enjoyed feeding the turtles and the stingrays but I was disappointed that it was an additional charge for that activity. I wish the view of the Arkansas River was better since it is built right on the river. I have heard that the private tours are really good but they only do them once or twice a week.

Thank LionTraveler
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Very overpriced. I paid about $26 to get my son and I (adult and youth) in to the aquarium. Once inside it seemed nicely done. However, after walking down the first hallway I realized; That's all of it! ONE HALLWAY... granted everything was nicely decorated, the shark viewing tube was nice, and it seems very kid friendly (touchable exhibits). Most fish there were just "Oklahoma native" which is exactly what it sounds like. fish you could see by going fishing in lakes and rivers around oklahoma.
All in all, not a great way to spend $26. I think my son has more fun going to petsmart/petco/southern agriculture. Would not recommend.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We were visiting in Tulsa this week end and also had family up from Houston. We took them to the aquarium and we all enjoyed it. I had been there when it first opened 10 years ago and it had changed a little but not much. My daughter and granddaughters had a wonderful time and the girls learned a lot.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

it's interesting for the kids because they're not paying for I think the cost was too high sure but needs to be larger but other than that the kids had a good time I guess that's all that matters

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This aquarium is a beautiful escape into the underwater world of sea life! The comfortable, air conditioned eight different pods of sea life are not only beautiful living exhibits that are profoundly interesting, but educational for an entire family of all ages! Throughout the aquarium are interactive exhibits, which allow guests to gently touch the sea critters; one large fish tank allows children to crawl inside the tank via an enclosed tunnel and look out into the crowd! A fun adventure for children! The aquarium is a delightful experience for all ages. It is very clean and attractive, with very clean restrooms and a food bar. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy 'tailgating' or enjoy a picnic table nearby. Remember to take your camera. Time will fly so allow at least a half-day to enjoy all the exhibits and displays! Take advantage of the senior citizen or military rates. There is a lot of walking so dress appropriately and it is baby stroller friendly. There is lots of parking for cars or RVs.

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