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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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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 2 days ago

A visit to the Texas State Aquarium was a wonderful, educational experience. Entering the front doors, you are welcomed by a beautiful array of native birds, including roseate spoonbills and sandpipers. The aquariums focus on native fish species living in the estuaries and the deeper...More

Thank Steven S
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's fantastic to see that you had a wonderful experience here and learned so much about our wildlife, their native habitats, and how we can all help conserve these natural resources for future generations. It's great that you also noticed the design of our Gulf...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I try to visit the aquarium every year on my trip to Corpus Christi. This year was the best visit yet. The dolphins and trainers were excellent as usual, but the new Caribbean Adventure is entertaining and beautiful. I would recommend another visit for those...More

Thank MellowTraveler_423
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so happy you loved your return to the Aquarium and were able to see the exciting new experiences in Caribbean Journey! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While visiting Corpus, we took our grandbabies here and had a great time! Very educational experience. Lots of exibits and there is a Gift Shoppe. The dolphin show was amazing! If you sit up front, be prepared to get wet! The ground level has a...More

Thank sally s
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're so glad you and your grandchildren has a wonderful time and enjoyed your exciting and educational encounters with the wildlife of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. it's also great to see you enjoyed the Dolphins presentation. We hope we can welcome you...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited San Antonio before arriving in Corpus Christi. We went to Sea World and must say, our entire family enjoyed the aquarium much more! It's very clean and well kept. The staff is friendly and the animals seemed to be very loved. You're able...More

Thank Mamax1
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! We definitely take our animals' welfare as one of our highest priorities and always strive to give them the best possible care, so it's great to see that doesn't go unnoticed :). We're very happy to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my family's first trip to this attraction as we have wanted to go but the general admission price was way to expensive for a family of six. When we heard about the $1 dollar admission day on 10/15/2017 we figured we finally had...More

Thank rk2011_11
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your visit and your review. The safety of our guests is our utmost priority and we will be reviewing this matter in detail with the appropriate departments and managers. If you have any further questions or comments, please text our Manager at...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend buying a yearly pass it paid for with just two visits plus you get discounts on snacks and gift shop purchases. I love to sneak away for an hour or two and just relax at the aquarium Love itMore

Thank DebbyKO
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and your recommendation! Our membership plans are definitely a great way to experience the Aquarium all year long and save in the process. To find out more about our Membership plans, visit the Support section of our website and click...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went both Monday and Tuesday and visited all areas except for the newest exhibit. I hope to go back next week.

Thank Lynette B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a great place. If you enjoy marine life at all, visit the Texas State Aquarium. The exhibits are wonderful. You can touch a shark and sting rays. The Dolphin show is pure joy! In May they opened a new Caribbean experience. It is wonderful,...More

Thank Sandy G
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're very happy to see you loved your experience here, including the touch pools throughout the Aquarium, the Dolphins presentation, and the new Caribbean Journey. We hope we can welcome you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a good time at Texas State Aquarium on a Friday in October. The Aquarium was not crowded. We arrived at 12:30 and left at 5:00 (closing time). There was a dolphin show, bird/animal show, Otter show, visitor stingray feeding, 4...More

Thank M J
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're very happy you enjoyed your time here and were able to experience many of our presentations, exhibits, touch pools, and other attractions. Thank you for supporting our mission to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation. A portion...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compared to the average aquarium this place is OK. The only defining thing about it is the cool shark aquarium that you can walk under. And the sloth! Most of the exhibits can be found at other aquariums.More

Thank Aly E
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit. We're sorry to see you weren't as impressed with the Aquarium as we would have hoped. We are the largest aquarium in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, and with presentations available every half-hour, more than 13,000...More

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