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Oklahoma Aquarium to reopen by reservation on Friday

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Posted at 2:30 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 09:00:37-04

JENKS — Officials with the Oklahoma Aquarium announced their plan to reopen on Friday, May 8.

According to the Oklahoma Aquarium website, the aquarium is excited to welcome the community back, especially to see their new exhibit, "Secret World of the Octopus." Officials say, keeping the health and safety of their guests and staff in mind, they plan to reopen by reservation only.

Tickets will be sold only online, and will allow 15 people to enter into each timed slot, every 15 minutes.

At this time, officials say that re-admission will not be allowed, and they urge guests to wear their face masks when possible.

The Oklahoma Aquarium provided their new hours of operation, the aquarium will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Officials say the last tickets will be sold at 7:45 p.m.

Officials say that visitors should except their stay to be an hour, due to their new guided pathway throughout the aquarium, to ensure social distancing.

During the day, the touch tanks will remain open, officials say.

Officials with the Oklahoma Aquarium say to ensure social distancing the following are temporarily closed:

  • Beaver and otter exhibits
  • Upper part of sea turtle exhibit
  • Coin-operated rides and games
  • Playground and indoor crawl-through spaces
  • Water fountains
  • Feed stands
  • Feed shows will be temporarily postponed.

The Cafe and gift shop will remain open. However, the cafe will have a limited menu and the stroller and wheelchair rentals will not be available at the gift shop.

For more information or to reserve your tickets, click here.

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