- Animals & Exhibits
Animals & Exhibits
After a trip to Aquatic Oklahoma, visitors will never view Oklahoma’s lakes and rivers the same way! In this gallery you’ll see many freshwater natives, like an alligator snapping turtle (who’s older than Oklahoma), prehistoric paddlefish, and American alligators, just to name a few. Visitors can also stop by the turtle feed stand to pick up some veggies to feed to our smaller turtles. Sponsored by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the Oxley Foundation, and ONEOK.
Learn about the Amazing Invertebrates that live in the Oklahoma Aquarium.
Learn about upcoming additions to the Oklahoma Aquarium.
The EcoZone gallery features a diverse array of habitats ranging from rocky coasts to marshes and deep sea caves. If you’re feeling adventurous, then you can touch rays and small sharks or stop by the stingray feed stand to pick to feed rays and black drum fish!
Use the Exhibit Map to help navigate the aquarium.
The Extreme Amazon gallery is home to many animals with incredible adaptations. The 3,800-gallon freshwater tank in our Extreme Amazon gallery highlights the way some Amazon fish have adapted to life at certain depths of water.
Visitors here will see fish that breathe air, fish without eyes, and fish that camouflage seamlessly into their surroundings, amongst many other animals with unique adaptations to survive. The Extreme Fishes gallery also features the enormous Extreme Amazon tank which highlights some of the Amazon River’s most incredible fish. Plus, this tank is outfitted with a set of tunnels so kiddos can crawl under the water’s surface and enjoy the view from below. Sponsored by the AEP-PSO and The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
Marvels & Mysteries
Some of the strangest, most captivating creatures can be found in Marvels and Mysteries. This gallery features delicate seahorses, mesmerizing jellyfish, toxic but tiny frogs, and electricity-producing black ghost knifefish. You also won’t want to miss out on the feed show where our electric eel zaps its prey, glittering piranhas shred food to pieces, and archerfish shoot water with astounding precision. Sponsored by The Tulsa World and The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.
Enjoy the banks of a northeastern Ozark stream where you’ll find beavers, raccoons, and river otters splashing and playing. You can also learn about other common stream-dwelling wildlife and the history and importance of streams in the Sooner state. Sponsored by the Hayes Family.
Kids can play outdoors in a coral reef-themed playground at the Oklahoma Aquarium.
If you haven’t forgotten you’re in Oklahoma, our Polynesian Reef will surely transport you to a tropical vacation. This vibrant exhibit is teeming with life as it is home to more than 50 species of tropical fish of all shapes, colors, and sizes. You’ll also see a green moray eel slithering around a sunken ship.
Sea Turtle Island
Get up close and personal with a 300-pound loggerhead sea turtle, reef sharks, and other tropical fish at Sea Turtle Island. Walk the boardwalk and catch a glimpse of the island from above or crawl into the underwater observation station to come face to face with the charismatic creatures.
Immerse yourself in the wonder of our oceans by walking through our shark tunnel, which houses the world’s largest collection of bull sharks. You’ll feel as if you’re under the sea as 10 bull sharks glide in the water overhead while three nurse sharks relax alongside you. Sponsored by The Ray and Robin Siegfried Families.