9 Aquariums to Visit Within Driving Distance of Wichita, KS

Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, OK near Tulsa

Wichita families of course love all there is to do right here in our community, but sometimes we all need a change of scenery and want to hop in the car and head off on a road trip. And it’s an added bonus when the destination has an aquarium.

If you are looking for favorite weekend getaways near Wichita or a day/weekend trip from Wichita, we’ve got you covered. And now we are rounding up a list of most-commonly suggested aquariums within driving distance of Wichita!

*All driving distances are approximate and depend on your starting point in Wichita!

Best Aquariums to Visit Within Driving Distance of Wichita 

Sobela Ocean Aquarium (at the Kansas City Zoo)
2.5-3 hour drive from Wichita
6800 Zoo Drive
Kansas City, MO 64132

SEALIFE Kansas City Aquarium 
2.5-3 hour drive from Wichita
2475 Grand Boulevard 
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

Oklahoma City Blue Zoo
2.5 hour drive from Wichita
2501 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Oklahoma Aquarium (Tulsa Area)
*Wichita Mom Team Favorite – check out Kim’s day trip tips here!
3 hour drive from Wichita
300 Aquarium Drive
Jenks, OK 74037

Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center
3.5 hour drive from Wichita
1 Aquarium Drive
Medicine Park, OK 73557

Springfield Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium
*Wichita Mom Team Favorite
4 hour drive from Wichita
500 W Sunshine St
Springfield, MO 65807

Branson Aquarium at the Boardwalk
4.5 hour drive from Wichita
2700 76 Country Blvd
Branson, MO 65616

Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Wichita Mom Team Favorite 
4.5 hour drive from Wichita

3701 S 10th St
Omaha, NE 68107

Dallas World Aquarium
5.5 hour drive from Wichita
1801 N Griffin St
Dallas, TX 75202

St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station
6.5 hour drive from Wichita
201 S 18th St
St. Louis, MO 63103


Not full aquariums, but if you’ve got budding marine biologists in your house don’t miss the Sedgwick County Zoo and SCHEELS right here in Wichita!

Aquarium at SCHEELS in Wichita | Photo copyright WichitaMom.com
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