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Oklahoma Aquarium, Jenks

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#3 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in Oklahoma
Look for biggest bull sharks in captivity at Oklahoma Aquarium, as you walk through the underwater tunnel that was once featured during Discovery Channel's Shark Week. Feed otters, beavers, and alligators, or learn about different kinds of jellyfish. You'll have the chance to see baby seahorses, usually found wrapped around the plants in the water. You can even touch sea anemones and stingrays in the interactive exhibits. Check the aquarium's feeding schedule online before you go to pinpoint when you can watch divers feed the fish in the coral reefs and the sharks in the tunnel. Use our Jenks trip itinerary planning tool to arrange your visit to Oklahoma Aquarium and other attractions in Jenks.
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  • Outstanding is the only way to rate this attraction. The displays are exceptional and very well maintained. We were amazed at how much we did not know and how much we learned. This is very educational...  more »
  • We have had family passes for several years, and the kids never get sick of this place! They have an amazing tunnel that you can walk through which travels through the shark tank. It is so neat to see...  more »
  • We've been to a few aquariums so we weren't expecting much with this one not located near an ocean. But this aquarium is right up there on the list. Lots of ocean exhibits as well as local fish and wi...  more »
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  • My kids loved the aquarium! They loved petting and feeding turtles and stingrays. The sharks were neat to see as well. There is definitely a few hours worth of things to see. Great place for the whole family. Parking lot was full. Had to get creative in the grass.
  • Nice place with different sea creatures. They said, 1-1.5 hours will be enough to explore this place, but it took us at least three hours to be there. There were a few opportunities to feed the animals, yet you should pay 2-3 dollars for it, and a few small pond where one can touch different sea creatures. But one of the best part of the entertainment was shark area Where it was possible to see how these fish move around being inside a tunnel. Also I loved tropical sea island with large tortoise. It was very cute. However, price is not very low - $16 for everyone older 12 except seniors.
  • Everything I've ever heard about this aquarium is that it's way overpriced for what you get. I completely disagree. The price was about what you would pay for a movie ticket these days (especially after getting $2 off per person with my AAA card - btw, if you don't have one - GET ONE. It will easily pay for itself in just 2-3 months of entertainment, travel & restaurant discounts). We spent about 2 hours at the aquarium with 2 children in tow who had a blast. All of their exhibits were designed to 1. Be very family/child friendly (crawl spaces for kids to crawl into the middle of the display tanks and see the fish from a different angle) & 2. Keep the fish & animals content and healthy. Many of their tanks are huge (scratch that, MASSIVE) and since many fish grow based on the size of their environment, they have some HUGE fish. The shark exhibit was mesmerizing. It's one of those places where you'll want to put your phone away and just be in the moment. They also have a lot of exhibits which allow you to interact with the animals such as touching the sting rays & horseshoe crabs and being able to feed the turtles & stingrays (for an extra $3). I felt like I got my money's worth, we all had a blast and we'll definitely visit again.
  • This place is gets better every year. The new sea turtle exhibit is really nice. I prefer the larger exhibits, but the kids like the interactive ones. Great place to spend a few hours. We try to go during the week so it's not so crowded. School holidays are normally crowded, especially on rainy or cold days but enjoyable nonetheless. We haven't had much interaction with the staff. If you plan to take the whole family more than once, consider the year membership. Excited about the new South Pacific exhibit opening up this summer.
  • This place is awesome! The array of exotic animals is amazing. Very nice atmosphere, extremely friendly service. My only problems are that some of the animal enclosures (like the octopus) were very small compared to the size of the animal, and that the new beach-cabana lookout smelled like pee. Other than that, great time! Would highly recommend.
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