Oklahoma Aquarium


Allocation: $12,000,000.00

Summary Update:

The fund transfer for fiscal year 2013/14 was completed in June 2013.

Background:

Vision 2025 provides $12 million over approximately 13 years to retire the construction debt incurred to create this important education and tourism facility.

The Oklahoma Aquarium is a regional asset that supports education, tourism, and economic development for all of Tulsa County. The facility and programs also encourage the growth of business in new economic sectors associated with freshwater and marine biology, oceanography, aquarium support, wetlands and wildlife conservation. Capital support from Vision 2025 for the Oklahoma Aquarium will further enhance the facility and help to stimulate new private investment and development along the Arkansas River. The aquarium is expected to attract half a million visitors per year.