Oklahoma Aquarium Sea Turtles

Oklahoma Aquarium Sea Turtle Exhibit

Allocation: $1,264,960.00

The Oklahoma Aquarium Sea Turtle Island exhibit is a colorful home to two 300-lb loggerhead sea turtles. The three-level exhibit offers several up-close views above and below water level, including a crawl-in underwater observatory. The 65,000-gallon tank is easy for crowds to view through its clear enclosure and from the shantytown-themed upper deck. While the sea life exhibit is definitely educational,  being able to be so close to the giant turtles in their home of vibrant coral and palm trees is fully entertaining.

The first phase of the exhibit, the building shell, was built by funds raised by the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation from private sources. The completion of the exhibit was made possible by joint funding from Vision 2025 and the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation. The exhibit’s ribbon-cutting was held in March 2017.

Remaining project funds are dedicated to renovation work at another exhibit gallery to be determined.

Design: GS Helms & Associates
Construction: Magnum Construction Inc., Aquarium Staff