Sharklahoma is a collaboration between the Oklahoma Aquarium and the Jenks Chamber of Commerce to celebrate our community and local businesses, while also raising awareness about the ecological and economic importance of sharks.
Given the importance of sharks to Jenks and beyond, the Jenks Chamber of Commerce met with the Oklahoma Aquarium in 2018 to create a celebration of these sharks and the incredible community where you can see them. The result was Sharklahoma—a month-long celebration of all things shark, with events at the Oklahoma Aquarium and several other supportive local businesses throughout Jenks.
The Oklahoma Aquarium is home to the only bull shark exhibit in the Western Hemisphere. With 10 bull sharks on exhibit, it is also the world’s largest collection of bull sharks. This exhibit, among others, has earned the Oklahoma Aquarium media attention from around the globe. Since opening in 2003, the Oklahoma Aquarium has been a great source of pride and economic growth for the city of Jenks. The bull sharks have also participated in important research projects to help humans and other sharks in captivity. Learn more about our shark research.
2023 SHARK EVENTS AT THE OKLAHOMA AQUARIUM IN JULY. ADDITIONAL DETAILS ARE COMING SOON!
June 30 – ZZZs in the Seas
All of July — Dive With Bull Sharks Contest
All of July — Shark Bites Contest
July 1 - Window Decorating Contest for Main Street Jenks Businesses
July 4 — BOOMFEST! at the Oklahoma Aquarium
July 17 - Bowl Sharks at Andy B's
July 18 - Shark Trivia Night
July 19 - Window Decorating Winner Announced
July 21 - Bull Shark Rodeo - Downtown Jenks
July 22 – Sharks in the Park – Chamber
July 23 – Pinot’s Palette Shark Painting Party
July 26 - Dive with the Bull Sharks Contest Closes
July 27 - Dive with the Bull Sharks Drawing
For more information about additional community events, please visit Sharklahoma.com.
Visit all of Oklahoma’s sharks!
In addition to our world-class bull shark exhibit, you will see several other shark species in the Oklahoma Aquarium, including a few you can touch at the Shark and Ray Touch Tank.
- Bamboo Sharks
- Marbled Cat Sharks
- Nurse Sharks
- Swell Sharks
Behind the scenes, we have additional shark species:
- Bonnethead Sharks
- Leopard Sharks
- Zebra Sharks
Help biologists feed and train our zebra sharks behind the scenes during a Shark Encounter and Feed Experience!