Looking for fun things to do in Oklahoma? You might call the state “Sharklahoma” after a visit to the Oklahoma Aquarium! We have the biggest bull sharks in captivity and thousands of other fish, reptiles and furry friends, too.
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.
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.
A young guest comes face to fish with Peacock Bass
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!
Paddlefish make the rounds in Aquatic Oklahoma
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.
Cool off by the crashing waterfall in the Ozark Stream
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. ****The stingray touch tank is currently closed for renovation for the safety and health of our stingrays. The stingray feed tank and our other touch tanks are still open!
The Coral Reef features hundreds of colorful fish
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!
The Shark Adventure during feeding time
Marvels and Mysteries
Some of the strangest but most beautiful fish can be found in Marvels and Mysteries, sponsored by the Tulsa World. See delicate seahorses, graceful jellyfish and piranhas. Be sure to watch for the “eelectrifying” light show when the electric eel is searching for food. You will leave the Aquarium knowing more about the many mysteries of our oceans, lakes, rivers and streams. And we promise, you’ll see something new every time you visit.
The Cox Shark View Room Set Up for an After-Hours Event
In addition to our live exhibits, the Aquarium is also home to the Great Hall and other space available for after-hours events, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation regional headquarters, and the Zebco Casting Pond.