With 8 exhibit galleries, the Oklahoma Aquarium features thousands of salt and fresh water fish and animals. See the largest bull sharks in captivity through a one-of-a-kind walk-through tunnel, plus thousands of other fascinating creatures including seahorses, jellyfish and eels. Feed and even touch stingrays and small sharks! You’ll be charmed by playful river otters, beavers and raccoons.
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 distinctly different animals highlighting just 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 unusual characteristics found in Extreme Fishes, a collection of true survivors. Whether it’s through camouflage or rainbow bright colors, this gallery shows how fish literally change or adapt to increase their chances for survival. Don’t miss the new Extreme Amazon, presented by AEP-PSO, which allows kids and adventurous adults, to see exotic Amazonian species from beneath the water’s surface!
A young guest comes face to fish with Peacock Bass
Some of the most awe inspiring 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, after learning what’s swimming with you!
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. Feel the difference between the slippery, smooth skin of a stingray compared to the rough, sandpapery back of a small shark. 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! Mammoth lemon, sand tiger and nurse sharks round out the exhibit.
Marvels and Mysteries
Some of the strangest but most beautiful fish can be found in Marvels and Mysteries, sponsored by the Tulsa World. See the delicate but venomous lion fish, graceful jelly fish, piranhas, seahorses and hear the electric eel’s pulsating current. 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.
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.