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.    

September 2014

Ongoing – Fish Tales – Sharks that play fetch with a tennis ball, fish that are brighter pink and purple than a fairy, and the best day ever fishing with dad. These are just some of the wildly imaginative, creative and heartfelt Fish Tales shared by kids over the summer. Now we're splashing into fall with a new round of Fish Tales, maybe even with a spooky, Halloween twist! Click here to get in on the fun for discounted admission and the chance to win prizes.       

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – TWOsdays - If you can't see us during the day, beat the heat and the crowds and join us on Tuesday evenings after 5 p.m. to enjoy our TWOSday special: two-for-one admission. (Last ticket sold at 8 p.m.)

6 – 7 – Creeps from the Deep – Saturday 6th, 10:00 to 12:00 and Sunday 7th, 1:00 to 3:00 – Have you ever wondered what lurks under the deepest parts of our oceans?  Our education staff will lead kids in hands-on activities to discover some of craziest creatures from the deep.

12 – Shell Shock – 11:00 to 12:00 – Join us in the Ecozone as we explore the vast world of shells. Mollusks are the largest group of animals in the ocean and most of them have an exterior shell. These animals range from absolutely beautiful to deadly.

13 – 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 offered from 11:00 to 1:00 pm, 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: What Bugs You? Think there are no “bugs” in the ocean? Discover the creepy, crawly connection between sea life and insects.

18 - Aqua-Tots – 11:00 – Bring your little ones out for a special Seaside Story Time 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 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. 

20 and 21 – New Volunteer Orientation – Saturday 20th, 10:00 to 2:00 and Sunday 21st, 12:00 to 4:00 — Dive in and become a member of our dedicated volunteer team.  Fill out the online application and plan to attend this two day orientation to become a part of the Oklahoma Aquarium.  Click this link for more information and the application.

23 – Seniors by the Sea – 11:00 - Kids are in school, so take advantage of our not-too-crowded time of year to meet a member of our education department in the Cox Shark View Room for a brief presentation on our sharks followed by a question and answer session.  The sea’s the limit…sharks, squid, eels…ask anything you would like to know about the ocean and its inhabitants.

27 – 28 – The Art of Gyotaku, Saturday  27th, 10:00 to 2:00 and Sunday 28th, 1:00 to 3:00 - Let out your creative side loose by creating art through Gyotaku,  the ancient Japanese art of fish printing. The only limit is your imagination!

October 2014 

6 – 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. 

8 - Aqua-Tots – 11:00 – Bring your little ones out for a special Seaside Story Time 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 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. 

18 – Behind-the-Scenes Tours – 10:30 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 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.     

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 Story Time 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 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!

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 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 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. 

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.     

Dates TBD – 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!