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.    

October 2014 

Fall Fish Tales – Ongoing - We asked kids to share their most imaginative Fish Tales all summer and had so much fun, we’re extending the chance to receive half-price child admission with Fall Fish Tales!  Download the forms, then write or color about a close encounter of the fishy kind and bring it to enjoy a discount on a fall family outing.    

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! For more details, click over to the HallowMarine page. 

***SCHEDULE CHANGE – The Oklahoma Aquarium will close at 6:00, with the last general admission ticket sold at 5:00, on Tuesday, October 28th instead of staying open till 9:00.  We will reopen at 6:30 for HallowMarine.  

November 2014 

6 - 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 our half-million gallon shark exhibit!  Visit the Oklahoma Aquarium Coral Reef 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 receive complimentary admission.  Thank you for your service to our country! 

14 - Sleep with the Sharks - Come join us for a unique sleepover with the fishes! Enjoy a dive show, scavenger hunt, flashlight tour, a movie, and then spend the night with us! Click here to learn more.

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 25 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 Story Time. Join our educators for an interactive experience in front of our half-million gallon shark exhibit!  Visit the Oklahoma Aquarium Coral Reef 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. Program is free with paid admission or membership entry.

10 – Homeschool Day – All Day - The Oklahoma Aquarium features quarterly Homeschool Days. These are days when homeschool students and teachers can enter at a discounted rate. There will also be information and activities in the Great Hall from 10:00 – 12:00 AM. Click here for more information about our Homeschool Days. 

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 25 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.     

Weekends Thanksgiving through Christmas – Scuba Diving 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!