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Texas State Aquarium

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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
+1 361-881-1200
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A Must

This was our highlight of being in Corpus Christi! The kids loved the interactive events including... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amanda N
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Ponoka
Awesome new exhibit!

Love the new Caribbean exhibit! It’s colorful and full of new experiences. Love the ship wreck and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ritterjanem
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 320 different species are ready to enchant, entertain, and inspire you. Corpus Christi's most popular cultural attraction has welcomed over 12 million visitors since its grand opening in July 1990. Conveniently located on North Beach, the Texas State Aquarium is just minutes from Corpus Christi's downtown district, convention center complex, and museums.The Texas State Aquarium Association is a not-for-profit, educational institution that does not receive any city, state, or federal funding for its operations. Every visit to the Texas State Aquarium is a new and exciting discovery of animals that remind us all of our responsibility to those whose world we share.The Aquarium's Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is federally permitted and operates under rigorous standards established by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Each year, thousands of protected, endangered or threatened species along the Texas coast become ill or injured. Most are brought to our facility with problems caused directly or indirectly by humans. The goal of the Texas State Aquarium's Second Chances Program is to rehabilitate, and whenever possible, return the animals to their natural environment. The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Aquarium's mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
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+1 361-881-1200
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our highlight of being in Corpus Christi! The kids loved the interactive events including petting the sharks and feeding the rays. Worth every penny for the experience you get. Highly recommend buying your tickets in advance to save the line up and then...More

Thank Amanda N
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're so happy that you loved your experience here, including our hands-on touch pools and the new 4D theater, and even better...that you learned a lot during your time here! We hope we can welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love the new Caribbean exhibit! It’s colorful and full of new experiences. Love the ship wreck and all the cool fish. Very colorful new birds and viewing area.

Thank ritterjanem
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad you loved the new Caribbean Journey experience, and we hope to welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have always loved going to the Texas State Aquarium. The dolphins are fun to watch both above and below the surface. The touch tanks are a great way to teach kids about marine life since we don't have tide pools here in Texas. Xena,...More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're very happy to see you've always loved visiting us and enjoyed our animal exhibits (including the hands-on interactions), the new animals (like Xena) in Caribbean Journey, and the food in our Pepsi Shoreline Grill. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice display of wildlife and fish. Highly recommend. We had a teenager in a wheelchair and found it adequate with a few bumpy spots along the way. I recommend at least 3 hour minimum plans for your visit.

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you loved our wildlife exhibits and had an enjoyable visit! We hope we can welcome you again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Corpus Christi a couple of years ago but we were on a tight schedule and decided to save the aquarium for another visit. When we returned last November, we learned that they had recently opened the new Caribbean Journey exhibits. It turned...More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review and your visit, and we're glad to read that you enjoyed your overall experience here, including in our new Caribbean Journey! We're especially glad that you noticed how your admission includes parking and other experiences and that it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was awesome! The tanks were so clean. The sharks were wonderful to watch. The dolphins were very beautiful. The stingray was so much fun to feed (the birds not so much - but the stingray out weighed the birds) The turtles were huge.

Thank sredwine2018
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy that you loved encountering our animals up-close and received some great customer service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2 - 62 years of age, all 8 of us had a great time! Clean, educational, amazing staff to answer all our questions along the way. Exhibits were amazing, signage informational and animals all looked well cared for. We’ll be back as the kids continue...More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad your entire group had a fantastic time and that you had some great experiences with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restrooms were being worked on, so limited. Otherwise very good visit. Exhibits were very good. Parents definitely need to watch kids, seen todler get on exclater and parent had to run to .

Thank Sherrille1234
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit, and for your patience as we made repairs on a few of our restrooms during the day of your visit. We're very happy to see that you otherwise had an enjoyable visit. We hope we can welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time seeing all the marine life and learning about the local animals and conservation efforts. The exhibits are well explained and also interactive for visitors of all ages. This is a must-see attraction for Corpus Christi visitors!

Thank Charlotte L
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you loved taking in the exciting sights and sounds of our amazing wildlife, and even better, learning how we're helping protect these species in the wild! We hope we can welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance fee seems high but everything is covered once inside - touch pools, excellent, dolphin show, 4 D movies. Impressive shark tank with largest sting rays I have ever seen. Well cared for and friendly staff.More

Thank Michelle H
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and we're especially happy you received some great customer service from our friendly and knowledgable staff! Thank you as well for your support of our education and conservation mission. Your admission not only includes parking, shows in our 4D...More

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telisahall
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$34.95, I think.
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We stayed at Hotel Deville and they offered discount tickets.
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Hello, we only permit service animals inside the building.
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