Oklahoma Aquarium History
It all started with an idea written on a napkin. Back in 1984, two men named Dr. P.R. Ramey and Doug Kemper put their heads together brainstorming on how they could create an aquarium unlike any other. Their desire was to create not just an impressive selection of aquatic wildlife, but they shared a passion to make the public aware of the “Conservation through education” aspect of the millions of species and creatures that swim and live on this vast earth’s oceans and seas. “Conservation through education” is the mission statement of the Oklahoma Aquarium.
The Oklahoma Aquarium is a non-profit aquarium open to the public and dedicated to educate their visitors about the important roles aquatic life forms play in the health of our planet.
With enlightening exhibits and educational programs, up-close and at times hands-on experiences with aquatic life, the Oklahoma Aquarium hopes its visitors will come away with a greater appreciation and understanding of the many fish, corals, sharks, and other aquatic species that live in our world’s waters.
With almost a half million visitors every year, including many thousands of school children, the Oklahoma Aquarium is fulfilling its mission of “Conservation through Education” every day.
The Oklahoma Aquarium displays over 200 exhibits that feature thousands of fresh and salt water species, including mammals. There are beautiful seahorses and graceful sharks that swim directly overhead and next to you in the transparent tunnels. Their are dwarf seahorses and shark feeding which is quite an experience; sharks gather around the diver as he throws them food.
You can watch the Jellyfish float around, and see the sponges, starfish, electric eels, corals, octopus, and giant bass. The children will love the hands on exhibits.
Recently there was a press announcement that the Oklahoma Aquarium had bull shark breeding activity, and a confirmed fertilization. Apparently, this is a first in the world.
The staff and employees at the Oklahoma Aquarium treat their guests like royalty! The educators, greeters, and even the divers within the tanks who play with the children as they swim around with the fish are all kind, courteous, and professional.
How to Find Discounts, Promotional Deals, and Coupon Codes for Oklahoma Aquarium
You can search the local newspapers, especially the Sunday editions in the area around the Aquarium for money saving coupons. Also, if you are a member of AAA you will get a $2.00 discount per person, but you have to ask for it.
There is a 10% discount on admission if you are part of a group of 25 or more, however reservations are required. If your group arrives without a reservation, you will be charged the full admission price at the gate. Please call (918) 528-1502 or (918) 528-1574 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a group visit.
If you decide to become an Oklahoma Aquarium member, this is an easy way to not only support the Aquarium but to also enjoy unlimited, free admission for 365 days from the date of activation. In addition, you will receive special discounts on admission to educational programs. You will also be the first to find out what is new at the Oklahoma Aquarium.
Benefits of a Membership
- You Receive Unlimited General Admission for the Entire Year (365 days)
- Enjoy a 10% Discount in our Gift Shop
- Receive Discounts on Camps and Other Events
- A Personalized Membership Card
- You get $2 Off Admission for each of your guests, up to 5 Additional Guests
A Subscription to the Member Newsletter
If you do not find any Oklahoma Aquarium coupons and you are part of a School Group, there are special discounts for you.
For more information:
Call: (918) 528-1508