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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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The Whole Sea Experience

Great Aquarium with awesome exhibits and sea life. Dolphin show and also bird and small animal... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Jo Lynn H
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San Antonio, Texas
Great Family Attraction

This is a great place to see and learn about the species of animals that live along the Gulf. We... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
bridgesr4
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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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“dolphin show” (540 reviews)
“splash pad” (84 reviews)
“sea world” (41 reviews)
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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 1 November 2016

Great Aquarium with awesome exhibits and sea life. Dolphin show and also bird and small animal presentation! Food and drinks available in many areas. Affordable with plenty of parking and the USS Lexington next door.

Thank Jo Lynn H
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a great place to see and learn about the species of animals that live along the Gulf. We took our kids when they were young and we all had a great time.

Thank bridgesr4
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

A top quality aquarium high lighting the gulf coast species of fish. It is fun for all ages No matter if older or you have young children you should stop here

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were camping on the beach, but the day was cooler and cloudier than we liked, so we got dressed and went into town for the day. The Aquarium was under construction the last time we were here, maybe a year ago, and is still...More

Thank Cindy P
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

The aquarium was a wonderful experience for both myself and children. There were opportunities to see aquatic species I had never seen as well as learn about them and their environment. I was also very impressed with the efforts to save the environment and our...More

Thank James J
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Staff was great at showing us around, telling about the animals and answering any questions we had. Great views of the harbor, bridge and USS Lexington.

Thank Sherri H
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This aquarium has lots to see and do. There are both indoor and outdoor exhibits, as well as interactive ones. There are shows every half hour in various areas throughout the building. You do have to pay for parking but it is only $5. I...More

Thank PsychRN12
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had a great afternoon with the various residents of this aquarium. There are many special programs to attend that are very interesting. We heard about otters and their habits, sea life with tentacles, watched the dolphins playing and fed the stingrays among other events....More

Thank 1944Larry
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

I'd been to the Aquarium before, 20 years ago with my daughter and we went back this October. It's so much fun. We got there just after they opended on a Saturday and the crowds had not arrived as yet. There was plenty of staff...More

Thank Barbara48C
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

First walk in the only exhibit inside is the local animal species area plus, they have live birds in an area that doesn't have double doors on either side of the exhibit area to keep them in....I've never seen that before in any of the...More

Thank Danielle J
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telisahall
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$34.95, I think.
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yatata6
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We stayed at Hotel Deville and they offered discount tickets.
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michelle u
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Hello, we only permit service animals inside the building.
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