Opening of Oklahoma Aquarium on schedule

Monday, April 8th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

It's not even open yet, but people got a chance to look around the new Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks.

Donors, board members, and supporters of the Oklahoma Aquarium gathered in the White House Mansion for an update. Officials say the fishy facility is halfway done.

Doug Kemper with the Oklahoma Aquarium, "Its coming very well, the construction continues to be on schedule and if it continues to go well they Oklahoma Aquarium will open Labor Day in late summer."

The 70,000 square foot aquarium will be the largest collection in the middle of the country. It's expected to draw a half a million visitors a year - and is the first major investment along Tulsa's riverbank.