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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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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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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
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"dolphin show"
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"splash park"
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"splash pad"
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"sea world"
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"touch stingrays"
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"sea urchins"
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"sea life"
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"new addition"
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"sting ray"
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"hermit crabs"
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"under construction"
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"little pricey"
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"great exhibits"
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"all ages"
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"great for kids"
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"lots of fun"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited the aquarium in December and had a great time. We spent about 3 hours there and it was very educational with the different shows/ informational sessions they offer. It had a nice outside area where you can touch and feed the stingrays. I...More

Thank mwhaley79
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The only reason for fewer than 5 stars is that it cost so much! Over $160 for two adults, two seniors, and one child. The place was stylish and spacious, with a beautiful assortment of animals. I loved the friendly sea turtles and the show-off...More

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

We're so happy you loved your experience here including the sea turtles, dolphins, and the new Caribbean Journey experience!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to spend the day. The museum itself is very informative and easy to get around but if you need help or want more info there are staff people everywhere who are anxious to help and share their knowledge.

Thank Amy S
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're so happy the Aquarium could help brighten up a gloomy day for you! We're also glad to see you received the fantastic customer service you and all of our guests deserve! We hope we can welcome you again soon for another great visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We especially enjoyed the Caribbean Journey exhibits at this aquarium. We spent a lot of time watching the wildlife in the open exhibit. The staff were knowledgable and very friendly. The new large tank was a great place to stop and relax. Having access to...More

Thank CA7777
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're so glad you loved your visit here and enjoyed the new Caribbean Journey experience. It's also fantastic to see you received some great customer service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We hope we can welcome you agian soon!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a wonderful aquarium to visit. A lot to see and even interact with. Can pet stingrays and small sharks with supervision. My family and I spent 5 hours here to see everything and was well worth it.

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

We're so happy you loved your visit and our interactive experiences including the stingray and shark touch pools. We hope we can welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family fun place!! All of the staff are friendly and informative. Love the new additions - especially the 4-D theatre!

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

We're so happy to know that you and your family love it here, and even better, that you receive fantastic customer service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with our granddaughters who have memberships because they live in area , they go on a regular basis just pop in after school or weekends always something different going on When we went I was impressed the dolphin show was one of the...More

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

We're so glad you loved it here; we definitely strive to provide interactive, engaging, and educational experiences that provide for an exciting visit, no matter how many times you've been. We hope we can welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome visit and seeing the new shark tank. All exhibits were nice and clean!! My pics are in the cloud. We love the Otters and their antics. We got to see the dolphins practicing and being silly with the instructors. The bird show was spectacular...More

Thank susanmT137GZ
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you loved the new Caribbean Journey experience plus all the exciting sights in Gulf of Mexico and Dolphin Bay. We hope we can welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Texas State Aquarium and was privy to the new addition before it opened to the public and found it to be a huge addition to the Aquarium. It was truly amazing. If you are driving in for vacation from anywhere in TX...More

Thank Mike G
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so happy that you love the new Caribbean Journey experience, and we hope we can welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a day viewing the different areas of the musuem. Never got into the New addition. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Thank Wayne R
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your review, and we're so glad you enjoyed your experience here! We hope we can welcome you again soon!

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Response from Mike G | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. The entire aquarium is accessible. Elevators carry you to all levels. I dont know if they can be rented or not so call to confirm.
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It’s included in the entry fee.
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