14831 South Casper St W
Glenpool, OK 74033
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(918) 322-5201

Oklahoma Aquarium

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.

History

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.

Hours & Admission

Open Year Round (Except Christmas Day) – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Last admission ticket is sold at 5:00 p.m.

Tuesdays – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – Last admission ticket is sold at 8:00 p.m.

The last entry is one hour prior to closing.

Ticket Prices for General Admission (Plus Tax)

Buy Your Tickets Online!

Don't worry if you don't know when you'll get here. E-Tickets are valid a full year from the date of purchase. We apologize, but discounts, coupons and promotions cannot be redeemed online or with E-Tickets presented at the admission windows. Last admission is allowed one hour to closing. Please note, E-Tickets are non-refundable after 30 days from the purchase date.

Group Tickets or Reservations

Discounts are offered on group tickets or reservations of 20 or more, which do not meet the requirements for an educational field trip. The more tickets you buy, the more you save per ticket! Advance purchase or reservations are required to receive the discount. Groups arriving without a reservation will be charged full admission prices at the gate. Call (918) 528-1502 or (918) 528-1574 or e-mail ticketing@okaquarium.org to schedule your group visit or to purchase discounted group tickets.

Accepted forms of payment are: cash, check (local in state only), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or Diner's.

Helpful Visitor Information

Payment Types

We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and Diner's Club for admission, membership, Gift Shop and the Coral Reef Cafe'. Fish Feed Stations are currently cash only.

Parking & Drop Off

There is no charge for parking at the Oklahoma Aquarium, and there is a drop-off loop connected to a protective canopy leading to admission.

Temperature Inside

The Oklahoma Aquarium exhibits are all indoors, but a light jacket or sweater is recommended as some areas can be chilly.

Strollers & Wheelchairs

The Oklahoma Aquarium is all on one level, convenient for strollers and wheelchairs. We highly recommend bringing your own stroller or wheelchair for comfort and also suggest lighter weight, more compact strollers, especially during busy periods. A limited number of wagons, strollers and wheelchairs are available for guest rental in the gift shop. We do not have motorized chairs available.

Photography & Videotaping

Flash photography and videotaping are permitted for personal use unless otherwise posted. Your admission to the Oklahoma Aquarium constitutes your permission to be photographed or recorded on video by the Oklahoma Aquarium or approved contractors and for your image to be used on materials and media including, but not limited to advertisements, brochures, social media and website.

Food & Beverages

Please no outside food or beverages. *Exceptions made for school groups. Click here to learn more about food service at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

Lost & Found

If you believe you have lost an item during your visit, please contact us, info@okaquarium.org . We will generally hold items for two weeks and if not claimed, donate or discard lost items.

Special Discounts

Memberships

Enjoy unlimited admission for a full year with an Oklahoma Aquarium Membership , plus many other discounts and extra benefits.

Fishing & Hunting License Discount

Present your valid Oklahoma fishing or hunting license to receive a $2 discount off regular admission.

Coupons

The Oklahoma Aquarium is proud to partner with the Green Country Marketing Association, the Tulsa Library Summer Reading Program and other organizations to offer coupons periodically. Check back here for information on new offers. The Oklahoma Aquarium reserves the right to decline coupons due to discontinued programs, unauthorized duplication or expiration.

Requests for Donations

The Oklahoma Aquarium is grateful to the community for ongoing support and strives to give back whenever possible. However, we receive more requests for donated tickets than we are able to accommodate, so please review the following guidelines before sending your request:

Looking for fun things to do in Oklahoma? There is always something new at the Oklahoma Aquarium! With more than 100 exhibits and thousands of animals, you are sure to discover amazing aquatic creatures of all kinds. Whether you're petting stingrays, feeding turtles or walking under the shark tunnel, you will come away with memories of a lifetime. Plus, thanks to many generous donors and Vision 2025, we have met our goal to complete construction of a new sea turtle exhibit. Updated details coming soon!

Amazing Invertebrates

Exploring the Aquarium begins with Amazing Invertebrates sponsored by The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation. Sponges, barnacles, sea stars and urchins. These are just some of the different animals showing how varied aquatic life can be.

Extreme Fishes

Fish that breathe air? Or can see both above and below the water? These are just a couple of extreme characteristics found in Extreme Fishes. This gallery shows how fish change or adapt to increase their chances for survival. Don't miss Extreme Amazon , presented by AEP-PSO, which allows kids to crawl under the water's surface through a set of tunnels.

Aquatic Oklahoma

What are you swimming with in Oklahoma lakes and rivers? Some of the most bizarre creatures are swimming in Aquatic Oklahoma , supported by The Oxley Foundation and ONEOK. See a more than 120-year-old alligator snapping turtle, the unusual pre-historic paddlefish, and the huge alligator gar. You will never look at Oklahoma lakes and rivers the same way again!

Hayes Family Ozark Stream

Transport yourself to the banks of a northeastern Oklahoma stream with our first mammals, river otters, beavers and raccoons plus sunfish, smallmouth bass and many other fish found in this native Oklahoma habitat.

EcoZone & Coral Reef

Entering the EcoZone is walking into a whirlwind tour of the world's waters. Rocky coasts, kelp forests and marsh habitats are found in the EcoZone along with the popular stingray feed and touch tanks. Also found in the EcoZone is the Coral Reef , a dramatic collection of Caribbean fish including the colorful parrot fish, porcupine puffers, eels and many more.

 

Ray & Robin Siegfried Families Shark Adventure

When you reach the Ray & Robin Siegfried Families Shark Adventure, you'll be surrounded by one of the most unique and impressive shark collections in the world. The walk-through tunnel and dome allows you to see the largest bull sharks in captivity swimming alongside you and even right over your head! Watch our Events Calendar for special days when Premier Shark Feed Tours are offered, to see our sharks literally come up for a bite!

 

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Weekend Special
Stay 2 nights Weekend get a 15% discount. 2 night minimum stay. Higher rates on weekdays.


Sunday Special
Start your stay on Sunday and get a 20% discount. 10% Weekdays and 15% on weekends.