Field Trips for Schools and Large Groups (In-Person)

Guidelines and Prices for in-person Field Trips

Groups with 20+ students are eligible to visit for a self-guided field trip on any day, seven days a week, during regular business hours. Field trips with an educator-led program are available on Monday through Fridays. See below for program descriptions, times, and group size requirements.

If funding is a barrier for your group, click here to learn about our Fish Friends scholarship fund!


Ticket TypeSelf-Guided Field TripField Trip with Program (Wed.-Fri. Only)
Student$7 (plus tax if applicable)$10 (plus tax if applicable)
Required Chaperone (Definition Below)FREEFREE
Additional Chaperone$10 (plus tax if applicable)$10 (plus tax if applicable)

Before you book...

Step 1: Choose a first and second-choice date for your trip.

Your visit date should allow you to request the trip with at least 2 weeks of advance notice. Make sure to provide even more notice if you need confirmation of your visit date before making travel arrangements or sending home permission slips.

Step 2: Make sure you have enough chaperones. We require a 5:1 ratio for 2nd grade (7 years old) and younger and 10:1 for 3rd grade (8 years) and older.

All required chaperones are admitted free and can be teachers, bus drivers, or parents). Any additional chaperones beyond the required amount will pay $10 (plus tax, if applicable), regardless of whether they are paying for their own admission or if they will be paid for by the group.

Step 3: Choose the best experience for your group. (OERB Field tripsOpportunity Project, Fish Friends).

We offer classroom programs, tours, discounts on animal feed cups and group tickets for our new carousel. Read the program descriptions below. Tours and programs are offered Monday through Friday only on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ready to book?

Please allow up to 2 weeks  to receive email confirmation of your trip. Groups who do not receive an email confirmation are not entitled to field trip rates.

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For OERB Field Trips, see here.

For Fish Friends application, see here.

For Opportunity Project Field Trips, see here.

  1. Classroom programs
  2. Tours
  3. Boxed Lunches

General Guidelines

Classroom programs are best for groups with uniform ages and 100 students or fewer (not counting chaperones). To maximize space in the classroom, we may ask that only teachers or required chaperones participate in the class. If you have 75-100 students in your group, we may ask you to split into smaller groups and receive two classes (either concurrently or back-to-back, based on availability).

Turtle Time (K-2nd)

Program duration: 25 minutes
Times offered: 
10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m.
Additional $3 per student; chaperones not charged for programs.
OAS Standards Met: K.LS1.1, K.ESS2.2, 1.ESS3.1, 2.LS4.1

Meet Carl the box turtle and learn how he is both similar to and different from other types of turtles at the Oklahoma Aquarium, such as loggerhead sea turtles and alligator snapping turtles. Students will learn about how animals' bodies and behaviors are often shaped by their habitats and how different habitats may have different kinds of the same animal. Participants will also have a chance to explore turtle-related bio-artifacts like sea turtle shells, a model sea turtle nest, and more.

spectacular sharks (3rd-5th)

Program duration: 30 minutes
Times offered: 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m.
Additional $3 per student; chaperones not charged for programs.
OAS Standards Met: 3.LS1.1, 3.LS2.1, 3.LS3.1, 3.LS4.2, 4.LS1.1, 4.LS1.2, 5.LS2.1, 5.ESS3.1  
Note: This program has been designed as part of a research project. Participants may be asked to participate in a voluntary pre- and post-survey.

Did you know sharks are older than trees? Or that they have no bones!? It's no secret that sharks are spectacular, and this class will explain it all. Students will learn about prehistoric and modern sharks and all of their most unique traits. The class will culminate with opportunities to touch shark-related bio-artifacts like shark jaws, chainmail dive gear, fossilized megalodon teeth, and more!

PRehistoric Party (6th-9th)

Program duration: 30 minutes
Times offered: 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m.
Additional $3 per student; chaperones not charged for programs.
OAS Standards Met: 6.ESS1.4, 6.ESS2.2, 7.LS2.2, 7LS2.4, 8.LS4.1, 8.LS4.2, B.LS2.6, B.LS4.1, B.LS4.4, B.LS4.5

Dinosaurs may have ruled the Earth above the sea, but our early oceans were full of fascinating lifeforms that you wouldn't believe! From sharks with spiral-shaped jaws to bus-sized marine reptiles, the extinct rulers of our seas can teach us a lot about modern life. In this class, students will learn how many modern life forms evolved over geologic timescales and have the opportunity to explore fossils and bio-artifacts related to modern fish and reptiles.

Oklahoma's Oceans (K-12) - OERB Sponsored Field Trips Only

Over 100 million years ago, Oklahoma was covered by an ocean known as the Western Interior seaway! The marine life we once knew has now left behind myriad fossils and fossil fuels that power nearly everything in our daily lives. Complement your OERB curriculum with this OERB-sponsored program and learn about the relationship between oceans, fossils, and energy sources. This program can be tailored to any age group (K-12) and features opportunities to touch real fossils including coprolite, fossilized megalodon teeth, and more!

NOTE: All OERB-sponsored field trips are required to receive this program. Teachers are responsible for ensuring the group attends the program at the time assigned in the confirmation email; failure to attend the program may leave your group liable for payment of the trip.

Program duration: ~30 min
Times offered: 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 11:45 a.m.. 12:15 p.m., 12:45 p.m.

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