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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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Dolphin show

We visited the Aquarium with our 2 grandsons. They really enjoyed it! It was very humid and warm... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
slane0128
,
Kerrville, Texas
via mobile
So much fun!

We pet sting rays, sharks, jelly fish and more! Do not miss this place if you are in the area! The... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Randi M
,
Lubbock, Texas
via mobile
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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)
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Hours Today: 10:00 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 18 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the Aquarium with our 2 grandsons. They really enjoyed it! It was very humid and warm outside this week but there is lots to see inside where there is plenty of air conditioning!!

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We pet sting rays, sharks, jelly fish and more! Do not miss this place if you are in the area! The Dolphin show made our 2 year old Sooooo happy! Great place. :)

Thank Randi M
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

I went in October, not crowded or noisy. The weather was beautiful. Much to see is outside. Many touching tanks for kids (and grown ups) - sharks, sting rays, jelly fish.Several shows through the day are about every 15 minutes. Includes a small dolphin show...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We took our grand daughter and had such a nice time, The staff was very knowledgeable and could answer all our questions. Feeding the stingrays was a highlight of the day. It was a bit crowded but thats expected.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the dolphins and turtles and all the many fish and sea life they had. We almost missed the many aquariums that they had as we walked in. My husband was so excited to feed the stingrays that we walked right past the...More

Thank Brenda W
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

This aquarium is typical of what you would think, but it also has a water play area outside for the kids. It's a great family outing, and my grandkids enjoyed it.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

My family and I visited this place over the weekend and were pleasantly surprised with all the items that we could do. From watching the Otter and the Sea Turtles, and the Bird show were all great items. The location itself is relatively small, I...More

Thank Kellen007
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We went for a days fun. This is a very amazing aquarium. The kids had a great time seeing the Dolphins and sharks.

Thank Maritza P
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Ok so I have only been to two aquariums now. Here and Denver.co,yes this is kinda small but when we went today it was mostly under construction, so I feel like there was not alot to look at for the price. But after touching stingrays,starfishs,...More

Thank Cecilio M
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Enoyed it. The dolphin show and otter show was cute. The tanks were a nice walk in the cool indoors.

Thank futureknave
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telisahall
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$34.95, I think.
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yatata6
30 March 2018|
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We stayed at Hotel Deville and they offered discount tickets.
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michelle u
25 March 2018|
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Hello, we only permit service animals inside the building.
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