With more than 100 exhibits, the Oklahoma Aquarium is a must-see for anyone coming to Oklahoma
Stingrays, jellyfish, seahorses and other oceanic life join with exhibits featuring local fish and animals, including the popular river otter in the Hayes Family Ozark Stream exhibit.
In 2013, the Oklahoma Aquarium celebrated it ten-year anniversary with a guest appearance by renowned conservationist Jean Michel-Cousteau, son of Jacques Cousteau.
Since its opening, the Oklahoma Aquarium has welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.
The largest exhibit at the aquarium is the Siegfried Families Shark Adventure, featuring a nearly 500,000-gallon tank, home to the largest bull sharks in captivity in addition to lemon sharks, tiger sharks and nurse sharks.
The exhibit features a domed walk-through tunnel for visitors to fully immerse themselves into the shark adventure.
The aquarium is in the final stages of completing a sea turtle exhibit, which is destined to become a popular attraction.
For the adventurous child, the AEP-PSO Extreme Amazon exhibit features crawl-through tunnels and pop-up spots for the young adventurers to explore the iguanas and exotic fish.
The aquarium is also available for private use, with banquet space for corporate parties, weddings and other events. In fact, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin held a pre-Inaugural Ball at the Oklahoma Aquarium in 2011.
The Aquarium also features volunteer opportunities. From the staff:
The Oklahoma Aquarium is a non-profit organization and volunteers are vital to our success. More than 200 volunteers guide visitors through our exhibits, staff our information desk, our touch tanks and feed stands, and help with educational programs. Whether you are a professional or a homemaker, retired or work full-time, a teacher or a student, the Aquarium needs your skills and talents. Come and discover the unique, educational and fun volunteer opportunities at the Oklahoma Aquarium.
For more information, visit okaquarium.org or call 918-296-FISH.