(JENKS, Okla.) - The Oklahoma Aquarium offers special activities starting Sunday, August 10, through Sunday, August 17, to complement the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week.
You can take the children to see shark feed demonstrations and behind-the-scenes tours Monday and Thursday afternoons.
Save a few bucks Tuesday evening with two-for-one admission after 5:00 p.m. at the Shark Week watch party.
The Coral Reef Café’ will be selling Shark Bites drinks and other refreshments.
Aquarium staff members will host kid-friendly crafts, games, hands-on learning opportunities and even chances to dig for fossilized shark teeth.
The festivities kick off with an art project. Visitors are encouraged to bring recyclable plastic bags to weave through a chicken wire shark tank.
American Waste Control/Tulsa Recycle and Transfer will collect the plastic bags.
The Oklahoma Aquarium is home to the largest bull sharks in captivity in the Siegfried Families Shark Adventure. Researchers used the sharks for bite tests on ropes which were used to anchor data collection buoys in the ocean for NOAA.
Video of that study and other rare insights into the world of sharks will be shared throughout the week.
For more information on Oklahoma Aquarium Shark Week activities, visit www.okaquarium.org, www.okaquarium.org/shark-week/ or call 918-296-(FISH).