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Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

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1462 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1010
+1 469-554-7340
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SO Much Fun!

We had been told about the aquarium from friends who stumbled on it but hadn't ever heard of it... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
KB4222
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Noblesville, Indiana
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Small but fun

Chose this aquarium as my niece is only 4 and it is way more reasonably priced than others in the... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
kathmcg
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1462 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1010
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"stingray bay"
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"feed the stingrays"
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"eye level"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We had been told about the aquarium from friends who stumbled on it but hadn't ever heard of it before. I took my 5 year old and 2.5 year old twins and it went beyond our expectations! We had so much fun and couldn't believe...More

Thank KB4222
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Chose this aquarium as my niece is only 4 and it is way more reasonably priced than others in the area. Its very small and clearly the tanks are slowly being rehabbed but it was large enough to keep her attention. She was excited to...More

Thank kathmcg
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I think it cost us $28 to get in with two adults and two kids. Then it was $2 each time one of them wanted to feed the manta rays. We stretched out the time and went through twice and it still took only one...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Our group of 10-15 year olds had a nice time here. We took our time and went room by, room reading the plaques and observing the animals. This is not a big aquarium. But if you aren't expecting a world class aquarium, you will get...More

Thank Kate C
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

My daughters (6 and 7) and I spent the morning here. It is very educational and kid friendly. We explored the smaller side with the tanks and then went out to the stingray area. My daughter's squeal of delight when one of the stingrays swam...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017

It was raining which canceled the swimming plans we had for the kid and Grand kids. So we started looking for a cheap alternative and found just what we were looking for in the Dallas Children's Aquarium. The price was right at $8.00 for adults...More

Thank Roger J
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a great aquarium to get kiddos acquainted with sea life. It is small enough to hold their attention and informative enough to get them thinking. There is an area where they can pet stingrays and sometimes a place to touch other sea life...More

Thank Kimberly S
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful aquarium! Lots of healthy sized fish, iguanas, morays and even a white alligator! The touch tank and especially the sting ray petting zone were well staffed and very fun to do! Price of admittance was very affordable. Parking was ample just outside the guard...More

Thank Michelle D
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This aquarium is very good for young children. There is hermit crab area where they can hold one or pet a star fish. The fish are really easy for toddlers to see but the best part is feeding the stingrays.

Thank cmcd6900
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

What a wonderful place to see sea creatures you've not experienced before, and if you go on a weekend there are normally docents to provide some information. There are hands-on things for children, and adults as well! Well worth the time.

Thank Jimmy D
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Shawnee M
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Response from eaduddell | Reviewed this property |
Adults $8 3-11 $6 2 and under free
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Jillian R
5 June 2017|
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Response from Travis C | Reviewed this property |
The aquarium is fun for teens and pre teens too. They will probably enjoy feeding the string rays, and watching the sharks.
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Tammie M
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Response from K B | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, wheelchair accessible...
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