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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
+1 361-881-1200
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Although nice it is very small and not a lot of specimens of fish..they are building on it and to be ready next summer..was dissatisfied with trip.

Thank cattexas
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

It was cool to see so many animals in a beautiful facility! It's a little on the expensive side, and they are constructing a new exhibit area so things seem limited because the building looks so large from the outside. They have a lot of...More

Thank Madeline M
Reviewed 25 August 2016

It is not the biggest aquarium that I have been to, but for this city it is a nice attraction. I know that it has been remodeled and attractions have been added, but I can not speak about them as I have not been in...More

Thank bruceslady
Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you enjoy sea life and nature, you will not be disappointed. My favorite is the touch and feel of the sea life.

Thank TroyCoast
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Very entertaining . The shows were hreat,the staff fabulous Food was a bit expensive but our overall day was great

Thank LolaBug13
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Awesome interactive aquarium! Pet a stingray, sharks, crabs, and starfish! It's your fortunate enough to be there during the stingray's feeding time it's definitely an experience to remember. The jellyfish room is beautiful and they are rapidly expanding all parts of the aquarium. Can't wait...More

Thank monkeybt77
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I enjoyed my visit! I do have to say that the aquarium was a lot smaller that what I had imagined it would be. The exhibits were nicely done, though. They are doing a huge add-on (currently under construction,) so I will have to return...More

Thank CMBtx
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not sure about all the rave reviews, seemed completely average to me but I have visited some first rate aqauriums in Florida and UK so maybe I am quite spoilt. It took us about an hour to see the exhibits and we decided against staying...More

Thank billyb0ris
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Although it may seem small this aquarium will allow you to spend many hours enjoying the attractions. (It's under construction and will be even bigger in 2017) This aquarium offers lots of hands on activities and even allows you to touch many sea creatures. The...More

Thank chris g
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The place was full of so many beautiful creatures. Teaching my son about all the animals in the ocean was wonderful.

Thank Natalie W
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Response from Susan Y | Reviewed this property |
adult 34.95 student 32.95 3-12yrs 24.95
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No, but sea world San Antonio does
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Response from clarissa j | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they will be open. Have FUN!