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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. You'll be transported to a tropical beach visiting the new Sea Turtle Island. View 300-pound sea turtles, reef sharks and Caribbean fish from three levels plus an underwater observation station. Experience massive bull sharks swimming alongside you and overhead 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, yet educational adventure for everyone!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 14, 2013

For 2 adults, a child, and a toddler the cost was more than $45 and the whole thing took only about an hour to walk through. The shark tunnel was pretty neat, but there were so many people stuffed in there that it was hard to enjoy. This was pretty much the case throughout the aquarium. Several animals we had to miss because of the crowd of people. Not too many different types of animals either. Also, there were a few exhibits where animals could be touched, however, there was not any staff members keeping watch and so several children were picking them up out of the water. I saw one child actually squeeze the animal and throw it in the water. And of course the parents were not stopping any of it. Even though there were signs everywhere that clearly stated the rules which included only touching the animals with ONE finger. I felt sorry for them. The visit was enjoyable though, just expensive for what was there.

Thank Jaclyn G
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Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Growing up in Vancouver, I have fond memories of going to the Vancouver aquarium so my expectations of what a good aquarium is may be a bit higher. When I made the move to Tulsa I often heard about the Tulsa Aquarim. I had low expectations but they were not even met. It was dull and in need of a renovation. It seemed poorly lit. You expect the tanks to jump out at you. I really did bit feel it was terrible but bit worth the price of admition.

Thank Joshua H
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

A very nice aqurium with a lot to do for younger children. The price is fair for the amount of things to see. A good amount of large sharks that are able to swim over you via a tunnel tank. There is another tank with a variety of fish that Children are able to interact with, feed stingrays, touch starfish and climb into an enclosed that puts them in the middle of the tank.

Thank koda5115
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Quite a bit to see for sure. My child enjoyed the areas where they can actually feed the turtles and the stingrays. Also a big hit was where you can touch stingrays, starfish, etc. They have a large walk-through glass shark tank where they actually swim above and all around you...pretty cool.

Thank Janet P
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

I really enjoy this aquarium, and we've been several times now (about 2 hours drive for us.) It's fun and interactive. A good place for an hour or two of fun. We fed the sting rays and while it was a bit pricey for the 5 minutes of fun, it was still worth it. We will go again I'm sure.

Thank Anne R
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