Teachers and Field Trips

Planning your Trip

**An important note on COVID-19 Policies**

For you and your students' safety, we have indefinitely stopped offering classroom-based programs for onsite field trips. We also currently require guests ages 12 and up to wear face coverings when inside the building. As we continue to comply with updated guidelines from the CDC, we may need to contact you to reschedule any requested or existing field trip reservations. In the event that we must reschedule your trip, you will be contacted via email.

STEP 1: Select 1st and 2nd choice visit dates*

Allow 2 weeks to process your online reservation; we cannot guarantee a reservation for dates requested within 2 weeks of online form submission.

STEP 2: Meet eligibility and chaperone requirements

  • Minimum of 20 students
  • Bring the required number of chaperones:
  • 1 chaperone per 5 students in Pre-K and K-2nd Grade
  • 1 chaperone per 10 students in 3rd-12th Grade

A required chaperone may be a teacher, bus driver, or other school employee, but other adults can be used to fulfill the requirement if needed.

STEP 3: CHOOSE THE BEST EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR GROUP

Enjoy a self-guided tour or add an educational program (see descriptions below). Self-guided trips open to eligible groups 7 days a week; tours available Monday-Friday only.

Classroom-based programs are not available at this time.

  1. Self-Guided Tour
  2. Behind-the-Scenes Tours (7th-12th grade only)

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

While self-guided tours are offered 7 days a week to groups of all ages and learning abilities, we recommend this option for groups with a wide range of grade levels, groups with more than 75 students, and groups with time constraints (e.g. visiting on the weekend or visiting for less than 2 hours). Self-guided tours are ADA accessible.

What will we do?

Explore 100+ exhibits at your own pace and enjoy interactive learning experiences such as touch tanks, feed shows, and dive shows. You can also feed turtles and stingrays by purchasing food at our feed stands (cash only) or at the ticketing office (through your group payment method if you opt to reserve feed cups on your field trip reservation form). 

When it's time for a snack or lunch break, visit the Coral Reef cafe (boxed lunches available for pre-order) or have a picnic with sack-lunches brought from home and then have playtime on the playground!

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE RESERVATION FORM*

*Allow up to 2 weeks email confirmation; receipt of email confirmation is necessary to receive field trip pricing.

**For OERB field trips, please use this form.

STEP 5 (OPTIONAL): PRE-ORDER LUNCH FROM OUR CAFE

Make lunch easy by pre-ordering sandwiches for your entire group to pick-up from our cafe.

PRICING

Ticket TypeAdmissionAdmission + Program
Student (3-17 yrs)$6 plus tax$9 plus tax
College Student$10 plus tax$13 plus tax
Required Chaperone* (see below)FREEFREE
Additional Chaperone* (see below)$10 plus tax$10 plus tax
Additional Child (3-17 yrs)$6 plus tax$6 plus tax

*Your group will only receive free admission for the number of chaperones necessary to fulfill our required student-to-chaperone ratios.

Funding Opportunities

FISH FRIENDS SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Fish Friends scholarship fund aims to eliminate the financial barriers to experiential learning by awarding scholarships for field trips.

OKLAHOMA ENERGY RESOURCES BOARD (OERB)

Teachers who are certified through the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) may request an OERB-funded field trip to the aquarium. 

Virtual Field Trips

Free Virtual Field trips (K-12)

Click the link above to learn about our free distance learning opportunities for K-12 students.

Questions?

Contact our education department at education@okaquarium.org.

Please note that field trips cannot be booked over the phone at this time. If you have submitted a field trip request, please wait two weeks for us to process your request. We cannot give date availability over the phone or via email.