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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.
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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
+1 361-881-1200
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Reviewed yesterday

We got there at opening on a weekday so there weren't many people. We saw every exhibit in three hours with no crowds. We also were fortunate to talk with several staff members caring for animals, and this was lots of fun. Highly Worth Your...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our daughter, her husband and their 4 children along with me, my husband and my handicapped sister all visited the Aquarium. They were visiting from East Tennessee and they loved spending the day here!

Thank joymariebeach
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited the aquarium for an afternoon while visiting Corpus Christi. There was a little discount if you purchase tickets online. The aquarium is very clean and nicely laid out. The new 4D theater is a lot of fun. A great afternoon!

Thank Jennyhayes1833
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in Corpus Christi or if you are planning to visit the city, this place must be on your list. It's magnificent. It has a huge variety of marine life, reptiles and birds. It can provide educational experience and some sort of knowledge...More

Thank Markidis_Petros
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Whether or not you are into marine life this state aquarium is a must see. Take your time and see all the different under the sea creatures that you never knew existed. Great place for families and people of all ages.More

Thank kbliss15
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and your visit, and we're very happy you loved your encounters with our more than 460 species! We've always strived to give our guests immersive and unforgettable interactions with marine life, so we're overjoyed that's the experience you had. We...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a great time. I love the new exhibit. I got to see the dolphin show. I was within walking distance from the Capri Beach Hotel. I also loved the turtle exhibit.

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

We're so glad to see you had a great time and enjoyed your encounters with our amazing animals! We hope we can welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this! Aquarium is a saving wildlife specific to sea life and so you're not seeing exploited animals in cages they are helping them! The long shark tank is awesome and the films are a great experience. Loved it.More

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

We're very happy that you enjoyed your visit and were able to learn more about our commitment to animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Many of our animals are rehabilitated and unable to survive in the wild but have found new homes here and make incredible...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aquarium is the jewel of Corpus Christi. The fun all began after just a short drive over the bridge from downtown. It is now larger and better than before. A MUST DO if in Corpus Christi. I live here and I enjoy going every...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Aquarium with friends and were amazed at all the fabulous exhibits and attractions that have been added since our last visit. The children's water area was awesome, the sloth was lazy (that's what sloth's do), the auditorium was great, the dolphin...More

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

We're so glad you had a fantastic visit here. It's great to see you enjoyed so many of our exhibits, presentations, and other experiences, including in the new Caribbean Journey. We're also very happy to see you had a wonderful meal at the Pepsi Shoreline...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean with tons of aquatic animals. There was a short Dolphone show we watched as well. They have the aquarium seperated in 3-4 quadrants, like the Gulf of Mexico etc., which was pretty cool. Nice air conditioned aquarium to walk through with serval outdoor...More

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

We're so glad you had a wonderful visit and loved exploring our exhibits and taking in the wildlife presentations in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. We hope we can welcome you again soon!

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24 July 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
No, but sea world San Antonio does
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Response from clarissa j | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they will be open. Have FUN!
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Response from Isabel S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and our aquarium was just renovated.