Sharklahoma

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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. 


SHARK EVENTS AT THE OKLAHOMA AQUARIUM IN JULY. CLICK THE LINKS FOR MORE DETAILS!


All of July — Dive With Bull Sharks Contest
 All of July — Shark Bites Contest


July 4 — BOOMFEST! at the Oklahoma Aquarium

July 5 — Sensory Awareness Evening: Shark Edition

July 12 – Aqua Tots Story Time : Shark Edition 

July 15 – Planetarium Movie Night – Movie at 6:30 followed by Q&A

July 16 – Sharks in the Park – Chamber

July 21 – Movie on the Lawn

July 24 – Pinot’s Palette Shark Painting Party 

July 29 – ZZZs in the Seas

July 30 –Mermaids Night Out



For more information about additional community events, please visit Sharklahoma.com.


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!