Oklahoma Aquarium

#9 in Best Things To Do in Tulsa
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300 Aquarium Drive

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Zoos and Aquariums Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.1

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  • 3.0Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Home to more than 100 exhibits and thousands of animals, the Oklahoma Aquarium is a great place to spend the day with the family. Here, you can pet stingrays, feed turtles and walk through the shark tunnel. Click here for a full feeding schedule; recent visitors suggested visiting on a Monday or Thursday in the early afternoon to witness a shark feeding.

Located about 15 miles south of Tulsa in the town of Jenks, the Oklahoma Aquarium is open year-round from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Tuesdays, it stays open until 9 p.m. Some say admission is a little pricey: expect to pay about $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and military personnel and about $12 for children between the ages of 3 and 12. Visit the aquarium's website for more information.

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The pieces inside Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art are constantly competing for attention with the natural splendor of the grounds. In fact, visitors can't seem to decide which they like better. You'll find Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures, plus a sampling of Asian art, Native American pieces and African sculptures. In addition to well-manicured pathways and blooming environs, recent visitors said the breathtaking gardens also have a picturesque sculpture walk with 17 installations to enjoy.

Just south of Woodward Park, the Philbrook occupies the former estate of oil tycoon Waite Phillips. It's open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Fridays, the exhibits stay open until 9 p.m. General admission costs $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and is free for children 17 or younger and for college students with a valid ID from participating schools. Free, docent-led tours of the museum's permanent collections are offered daily at 2 p.m. If you'd rather take a self-guided tour, grab a map from Guest Experience at the museum's main entrance. You'll also find a formal restaurant and gift shop on-site. Visit the museum's website for details.

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