Activities and Events

Activities and Events

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

Ongoing – 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 this spring!

April 2015  

11 – Aquarium Run –  The Aquarium Run features a half-marathon, 10k, 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk starting and ending at the Aquarium campus. Kids' activities, food and complimentary race day admission to the Aquarium exhibits round out the family fun.  Please click here for further details and to register!

18 – Earth Day / Scout Day - The Oklahoma Aquarium hosts Scout Days to honor all youth organizations and their members (such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, 4-H, FFA, etc.). There are special activities beginning at 10:00 a.m. while supplies last, but the discounted rate is available for the entire day (remember the last ticket is sold 1 hour prior to closing.)

  • $7 per student (age 3 and over) and or; $10 per adult (cost includes full Aquarium admission)
  • To receive discounted prices, youth organization members must be in uniform or carrying organization membership cards.
  • Adults must accompany a youth organization member, maximum of one adult per child admitted at discounted price.
  • Junior Marine Biologist badges may be earned by fulfilling requirements outlined at the Aquarium that day and patches may be purchased for $3.

Scout Day Theme: Think Blue To Go Green, what better way to celebrate Earth Day than to learn about conserving what covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface – water!  

May 2015

10 – Mother's Day – Take Mom out for an oceanic adventure.  On Mom’s special day, she gets into the Aquarium free!  It’s our way of saying “tanks” for being there through smooth waters and rough seas. (Limit one free admission per each paid admission)

25 – Behind-The-Scenes Shark Feed Tour - 1:15 - Join our education staff for a Shark Feed Tour! This premier tour allows you to walk to the top of the shark exhibit and watch as biologists feed our collection of bull and nurse sharks. You can't get any closer without getting in the water!

  • Adults – $12, Youth – $10 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
  • Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.
  • The tour includes a fair amount of walking and climbing stairs, so we are unable to accommodate wheelchairs or strollers in the working areas.
  • Sturdy, closed toe shoes are recommended for both your safety and comfort.

June 2015

6 – World Oceans Day – All Day – June 8 is International World Oceans Day and we are celebrating on the 6th! Dive into our undersea world and learn what a big role water plays in the health of out planet. Join our staff for activities in the Great Hall.

19 – Aqua-Tots! – 11:00 - Bring your little ones out for a special Seaside Story Time. Join our educators for an interactive experience in front of the 500-gallon shark exhibit! Aqua-Tots is for ages 1-5. There is a maximum of 35 children, first come, first served. Program is free with paid admission or membership entry.

19 – Sleep with the Sharks - Ever wonder what it would be like to snooze alongside our sharks? Find out at our next overnight Sleep with the Sharks event! Enjoy a dive show, scavenger hunt, flashlight tour and movie, then spend the night alongside our exhibits. Click here for more details and online registration.

21 – Father's Day - Show Dad he’s your favorite fish in the sea, on Father’s Day, all Dads get into the Aquarium free.  It’s our way of saying “tanks” for being an anchor and guide. (One free admission with each paid admission)

24 – Scout Day Activities from 11:00 to 1:00 - The Oklahoma Aquarium hosts Scout Days to honor all youth organizations and their members (such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, 4-H, FFA, etc.). There are special activities beginning at 10:00 a.m. while supplies last, but the discounted rate is available for the entire day (remember the last ticket is sold 1 hour prior to closing.)

  • $7 per student (age 3 and over) and or; $10 per adult (cost includes full Aquarium admission)
  • To receive discounted prices, youth organization members must be in uniform or carrying organization membership cards.
  • Adults must accompany a youth organization member, maximum of one adult per child admitted at discounted price.
  • Junior Marine Biologist badges may be earned by fulfilling requirements outlined at the Aquarium that day and patches may be purchased for $3.