Activities and Events

Activities and Events

Please note: All activities are subject to change. Check back here or on our Facebook page to stay up to date on cancellations and rescheduled events.

July 2014 

July 1 – September 1 – Fish Tales! Kids tell the best tall tales and we are celebrating that creativity and wild imagination with Fish Tales. Click here for all the details on how your kids can write and/or draw a picture for discounted admission, the chance to win prizes and other fun stuff all summer long!

8, 15, 22, 29 – TWOsdays – 5:00 – 9:00 (last ticket sold at 8:00) The Oklahoma Aquarium is twice as nice with a friend – maybe a date?  Enjoy two-for-one admission on Tuesdays after 5:00 p.m.  Plus, the Coral Reef Cafe' will offer adult beverages to make the evening experience even more festive.  *I.D. required to purchase alcoholic beverages. Free admission applies to the lowest price ticket.  Cannot be combined with other offers. 

25 – Sleep with the Sharks - Come join us at the Aquarium for our overnight Sleep with the Sharks event. The fun-filled night begins with check-in at 7 p.m. and includes a dive show, scavenger hunt, flashlight tour, a movie and then sweet sea-themed dreams! Wake up and join us for breakfast before the adventure ends at 8 a.m.  Click here to learn more.

August 2014

2, 3 – Fin-tastic Fish Tales Fun! Sat.11:00 – 1:00, Sun. 1:00 – 3:00 Bring your Fish Tale or make one with our education staff! This weekend, learn about “Camouflage” and enjoy crafts and activities that go along.  Plus, we’ve got fun Fish Tales for you to discover and create!

5, 12, 19, 26 - TWOsdays – 5:00 – 9:00 (last ticket sold at 8:00) - The Oklahoma Aquarium is twice as nice with a friend – maybe a date?  Enjoy two-for-one admission on Tuesdays after 5:00 p.m.  Plus, the Coral Reef Cafe' will offer special adult summer time beverages to make the evening experience even more festive.  *I.D. required to purchase alcoholic beverages. Free admission applies to the lowest price ticket.  Cannot be combined with other offers. 

9  – Turtle Tales! - 10:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 3:00 - Learn more about our sea turtles and discover your Turtle Tale! The author and illustrator of the children's book Thalassia will be here for book signings along with Behind-the-Scenes Turtle Tours at 10:30, 11:30 and 1:30. Turtle Tour Gift Certificates available for purchase. The following are details for Behind-the-Scenes Tours:

  • Adults – $10, Youth – $8 plus general admission or membership. For safety reasons, tour not recommended for children under 5 years old.
  • Behind-the-scenes tours will be sold at the main admission gate on a first come basis, and limited to 15 people per tour.  No advance reservations can be accepted.
  • The tour includes a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs, so we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or strollers in the working areas.
  • Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.
  • Sturdy, closed toe shoes are recommended for both your safety and comfort.

10 – 16 – Shark Week! - Every week is Shark Week at the Oklahoma Aquarium with our bull and nurse sharks in a one-of-a-kind walk-through tunnel, but we also sink our teeth in the Discovery Channel's annual frenzy.  Talk to our staff biologists who dive with sharks, see how much sharks really eat and learn why our sharks have been used in potentially life-saving research.  The full schedule will be posted soon! 

16 – Behind-the-Scenes Tours – 10:30, 11:30 and 1:30 - Construction on the Sea Turtle Experience is underway, and the two sea turtles who will call the exhibit home are getting excited to meet everyone!  You can get an early introduction to these magnificent creatures by participating on a Behind-the-Scenes Tour.  You’ll not only tour our holding facility and see the turtles, you’ll also get to journey above the Siegfried Families Shark Adventure to see the half-million gallon tank from a marine biologist’s perspective.

  • Adults – $10, Youth – $8 plus general admission or membership. For safety reasons, tour not recommended for children under 5 years old.
  • Behind-the-scenes tours will be sold at the main admission gate on a first come basis, and limited to 15 people per tour.  No advance reservations can be accepted.
  • The tour includes a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs, so we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or strollers in the working areas.
  • Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.
  • Sturdy, closed toe shoes are recommended for both your safety and comfort.

September 2014

13 – Scout Day – Activities from 11:00 to 1:00 - The Oklahoma Aquarium features quarterly Scout Days. Click here for more information about Scout Days.Scout Day Theme: What Bugs You? Get up close and personal with some of the "bugs" found on land and in water!

18 - Aqua-Tots! – 11:00 –  Bring your little ones out for a special Seaside Storytime in our Shark View Room. Join our educators for an interactive experience in front of our half million gallon shark exhibit!  Visit the Oklahoma Aquarium Café’ for lunch and order a Treasure Box…$5 for a drink, PB&J or hot dog. and chips. Aqua-Tots is for ages 1-5. There is a maximum of 35 children, first come, first served. 

20 – Behind-the-Scenes Tours – 10:30, 1:30 - Construction on the Sea Turtle Experience is underway, and the two sea turtles who will call the exhibit home are getting excited to meet everyone!  You can get an early introduction to these magnificent creatures by participating on a Behind-the-Scenes Tour.  You’ll not only tour our holding facility and see the turtles, you’ll also get to journey above the Siegfried Families Shark Adventure to see the half-million gallon tank from a marine biologist’s perspective.

  • Adults – $10, Youth – $8 plus general admission or membership. For safety reasons, tour not recommended for children under 5 years old.
  • Behind-the-scenes tours will be sold at the main admission gate on a first come basis, and limited to 15 people per tour.  No advance reservations can be accepted.
  • The tour includes a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs, so we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or strollers in the working areas.
  • Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.
  • Sturdy, closed toe shoes are recommended for both your safety and comfort.

October 2014

6 – Homeschool Day -Activities From 11:00 to 1:00 – The Oklahoma Aquarium features quarterly Homeschool Days. These are days when homeschool families can enter the aquarium at a discounted rate and interact with our education staff!  Click here for more information about our Homeschool Days. 

  • This homeschool day will be all about SHARKS! Learn how these fish have survived for millions of years. make sure to stay and watch our sharks get fed at 1:30!

8 - Aqua-Tots! – 11:00 –  Bring your little ones out for a special Seaside Storytime in our Shark View Room. Join our educators for an interactive experience in front of our half million gallon shark exhibit!  Visit the Oklahoma Aquarium Café’ for lunch and order a Treasure Box…$5 for a drink, PB&J or hot dog. and chips. Aqua-Tots is for ages 1-5. There is a maximum of 35 children, first come, first served. 

18 – Behind-the-Scenes Tours – 10:30, 1:30 - Construction on the Sea Turtle Experience is underway, and the two sea turtles who will call the exhibit home are getting excited to meet everyone!  You can get an early introduction to these magnificent creatures by participating on a Behind-the-Scenes Tour.  You’ll not only tour our holding facility and see the turtles, you’ll also get to journey above the Siegfried Families Shark Adventure to see the half-million gallon tank from a marine biologist’s perspective.

  • Adults – $10, Youth – $8 plus general admission or membership. For safety reasons, tour not recommended for children under 5 years old.
  • Behind-the-scenes tours will be sold at the main admission gate on a first come basis, and limited to 15 people per tour.  No advance reservations can be accepted.
  • The tour includes a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs, so we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or strollers in the working areas.
  • Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.
  • Sturdy, closed toe shoes are recommended for both your safety and comfort.

27 – 31 – HallowMarine! -  6:30-9:00 - For these 5 evenings, the Aquarium is transformed into a spooky (but not too scary!), salty Halloween adventure. Bring your kids in their costumes to trick-or-treat among the tanks, play games, jump around on a huge pirate ship and wave hello to the diving mermaid and pirate in the Coral Reef.  Plus, all the exhibits are open!  $7 for children, $10 for adults.

November 2014

6 - Aqua-Tots! – 11:00 –  Bring your little ones out for a special Seaside Storytime in our Shark View Room. Join our educators for an interactive experience in front of our half million gallon shark exhibit! Visit the Oklahoma Aquarium Café’ for lunch and order a Treasure Box…$5 for a drink, PB&J or hot dog. and chips.  Aqua-Tots is for ages 1-5. There is a maximum of 35 children, first come, first served. 

11 – Veterans Day - All veterans and active military service personnel presenting valid military i.d. receive complimentary admission. Thank you for your service to our country!

15 – Behind-the-Scenes Tours – 10:30, 1:30 – Construction on the Sea Turtle Experience is underway, and the two sea turtles who will call the exhibit home are getting excited to meet everyone!  You can get an early introduction to these magnificent creatures by participating on a Behind-the-Scenes Tour.  You’ll not only tour our holding facility and see the turtles, you’ll also get to journey above the Siegfried Families Shark Adventure to see the half-million gallon tank from a marine biologist’s perspective.

  • Adults – $10, Youth – $8 plus general admission or membership. For safety reasons, tour not recommended for children under 5 years old.
  • Behind-the-scenes tours will be sold at the main admission gate on a first come basis, and limited to 15 people per tour.  No advance reservations can be accepted.
  • The tour includes a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs, so we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or strollers in the working areas.
  • Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.
  • Sturdy, closed toe shoes are recommended for both your safety and comfort.

December 2014

3 - Aqua-Tots! – 11:00 –  Bring your little ones out for a special Seaside Storytime in our Shark View Room. Join our educators for an interactive experience in front of our half million gallon shark exhibit! Visit the Oklahoma Aquarium Café’ for lunch and order a Treasure Box…$5 for a drink, PB&J or hot dog. and chips. Aqua-Tots is for ages 1-5. There is a maximum of 35 children, first come, first served. 

10– Homeschool Day -Activities From 11:00 to 1:00  - The Oklahoma Aquarium features quarterly Homeschool Days. These are days when homeschool families can enter the aquarium at a discounted rate and interact with our education staff!  Click here for more information about our Homeschool Days. 

  • This homeschool day will be all about seahorses! They may be the slowest fish in the ocean, but they are definitely one of the most interesting!

20 – Behind-the-Scenes Tours – 10:30, 1:30 - Construction on the Sea Turtle Experience is underway, and the two sea turtles who will call the exhibit home are getting excited to meet everyone!  You can get an early introduction to these magnificent creatures by participating on a Behind-the-Scenes Tour.  You’ll not only tour our holding facility and see the turtles, you’ll also get to journey above the Siegfried Families Shark Adventure to see the half-million gallon tank from a marine biologist’s perspective.

  • Adults – $10, Youth – $8 plus general admission or membership. For safety reasons, tour not recommended for children under 5 years old.
  • Behind-the-scenes tours will be sold at the main admission gate on a first come basis, and limited to 15 people per tour.  No advance reservations can be accepted.
  • The tour includes a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs, so we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or strollers in the working areas.
  • Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.
  • Sturdy, closed toe shoes are recommended for both your safety and comfort.

Dates TBD – Scuba Santa Claus – 3:30 - Even Santa likes to go for a swim in the tropics, and the Coral Reef is as close as you get in Oklahoma to diving in the Caribbean. Watch Santa find out who’s naughty or nice among the fish in the 65,000 gallon saltwater tank, then get your camera ready to have your child pose for the most unique Santa picture ever, without getting wet!