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Address: 701 N 15th St, Saint Louis, MO 63103-1925
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Pretty neat to explore.

The World Aquarium is a part of the City Museum on the 2nd floor. It's pretty small, but it's neat. They have sharks and sting rays and areas where you can crawl through the water... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 August 2015
Rebekah H
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Crown Point, Indiana
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I came across this place when looking for an interaction with a sloth. Yes, a sloth. We paid for a 2 hour behind the scenes private tour. My kids got to feed and interact with not only a sloth but a wide range of other creatures and critters and animals. Leonard was our guide and was extremely informative of all... More 

Thank Kimberly J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

From the outside it does not look like much, but lots to do inside. Cost was worth the tour. 6 for adults, 5 for senior or military, and 4 for children. We got to feed most of the animals and hold the animals as well. My family had 3 adults and a teenager when we visited an spent almost 3... More 

Thank hamilton193
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of hands on stuff! My sons favorite part was all the snakes he got to hold. Worth the $ and time!

Thank Chefnicki
Columbia, IL, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

It is not currently a top of the line facility building wise while under transition but it is neat to be able to get an up and personal feel of what is there. Bring able to be face to face with an alligator and see the ferocity in his face while being safe on the other side of the glass.... More 

Thank Scott E
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84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Take what you would spend on a visit with family here and put it towards a St. Louis Zoo membership. This place is dirty, poorly maintained. The animals are kept in small, dirty living conditions.

1 Thank St_louie_Girl76
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The World Aquarium is a part of the City Museum on the 2nd floor. It's pretty small, but it's neat. They have sharks and sting rays and areas where you can crawl through the water areas and see the sharks, etc. out the tube. Very neat and exotic animals! $8 a head

2 Thank Rebekah H
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54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

The place looks small but it is bigger once you go in. We took the ADATA tour, which is interactive and lets you feed the stingrays, pet the sharks, feed the turtles, and touch a few other animals. We were happy with the tour, the guide was nice and friendly, explained lots of information, and was open for questions and... More 

Thank Gareth P
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Was excited to see the kids able to touch some of the animals. However the pictures are misleading. The big tanks were so dirty that you couldn't see the Sharks/turtles unless they were next to the glass. Many tanks were dirty. I understand it's a lot of volunteered work and internship but , I feel they should help keep the... More 

1 Thank C2407OEkaties
Atchison, Kansas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

We looked online and the place looked amazing! Upon entering, we realized that we had been fooled. The place is small and filthy. The cages are way to small for the animals and have no safety features on them! We also couldn't understand why there were pets inside of an aquarium? Waste of money and our time.

3 Thank lexijane99
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Given the size of this aquarium, I think the entry fee is a little much, especially since it's on top of the already-high City Museum entry fee. That being said, it is very cute and love that some of the displays are "hands-on".

Thank Kris S

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