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On Thursday, March 24, 2011 during spring break, we took an early morning drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma (really Jenks) to visit the Oklahoma Aquarium. We had marked it on a previous trip to Tulsa on the GPS with the intention of returning.
From the outside, the aquarium appeared to be a large, clean building situated along the banks of the river. Access to the Aquarium is gained just beyond the south end of the bridge at E 96th Street in Jenks, Oklahoma. Follow the signs turning west for a short block then turn right toward the river and right under the bridge. The route loops around past the shopping mall, also on the river banks.
Currently, the aquarium is open year round 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Tuesdays till 9:00 pm) Admission is $13.95 for adults and ages 13 and older. Under 12 receive a four dollar discount and there is a senior and military discount.
There are a number of membership packages that can more than pay for themselves in two visits. Prices range from $55 for an individual (more visits required to 'pay for itself') to $85 for family memberships. There is also a premier ith much more benefits. Of course, any membership supports a well organized educational organization with the added benefit of being the first to get any news of what is new and exciting at your Aquarium by receiving the Aquarium Newsletter.
With 8 exhibit galleries, the Oklahoma Aquarium features thousands of salt and fresh water fish and animals. See the largest bull sharks in captivity through a one-of-a-kind walk-through tunnel, plus thousands of other fascinating creatures including seahorses, jellyfish and eels. Feed and even touch stingrays and small sharks! You'll be charmed by playful river otters, beavers and raccoons. Quoted from the Exhibits page of the Oklahoma Aquarium web site.
When planning your day, be sure to consult the Fish Feeding and Diving Schedule for your day. Sharks are currently fed on Monday and Thursday and well worth the effort to go on those days. Consult the web site or the information booth on arrival.
If you plan to leave the building for lunch as we did, get your hand stamped at the information desk to re-enter later in the same day.
The next several pages document our visit through photos and story. Follow along for what prooved to us to be a fantastic day in Oklahoma!
3000-0208-5967 Oklahoma Aquarium
0300-5967-3936-5967 Oklahoma Aquarium
0300-5967-8148-5967 Oklahoma Aquarium
Date taken: 2011 03 24
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