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Downtown Aquarium

Features Animals
410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510
+1 866-418-3474
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Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
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“ferris wheel” (169 reviews)
“train ride” (190 reviews)
“shark tank” (89 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510
+1 866-418-3474
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very disturbed to see these beautiful white tigers in such a pitiful enclosure with no sunlight and no greenery. This is animal cruelty and completely unnecessary. I cannot believe this is being allowed to happen. Do not go there!

1  Thank valerieb688
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are native Houstonians, and while the Downtown Aquarium is a nice thing to have for the indoor rainy days, there just isn't much to do. The rides and activities are geared towards a younger crowd and the exhibits don't change, so once you've seen...More

2  Thank Shara B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There’s so many things to do at the Downtown Aquarium. Every time I have my friends and family coming over, I do take them here for a fancy dinner with such relaxing ambiance. Then we we go to the rides and see the withe lion....More

Thank Auxi L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please don’t go here. Not only do they have caged tigers that aren’t treated fairly, it’s overpriced and not very exciting.

Thank Terri G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so cool being here but very small. But i so enjoyed myself and the entire place was very nice.

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit here every year with my kindergarten class and it is always a great time! Pay the extra to do everything because it’s worth it! Petting stingrays and the train through the shark tunnel are usually the favorites!

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to hangout with your family and friends, try to go during the morning to skip lines and too much people. I recommend buying the Citypass which allows you to visit multiple points of interests like Kemah, the Zoo and NASA.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Almost comical how small this place is. At the very end there were multiple groups including ourselves asking the gift shop “is that really it?!” Do not recommend it.

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the smallest aquarium I've ever visited but it was fun! There are 2 tigers there. They don't look happy but I hear they befriended the staff, so maybe they are. The fun part is being able to pet the rays at the end....More

Thank EAA111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved seeing the different animals. Feeding stingrays. The train ride to the shark tank was a very pleasant surprise. The whit tigers, I fell in love with them.

1  Thank Christy L
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1 August 2017|
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Response from Michelle W | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a jacket. It is about 74 degrees inside
6 October 2016|
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Response from Dylan W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but at least it is covered parking!
27 July 2016|
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Response from HTownTraveler71 | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing anything.