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Texas State Aquarium

#4 of 96 things to do in Corpus Christi Features Animals
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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  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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“splash park” (96 reviews)
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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
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Reviewed yesterday

I thought $34.95 per adult was high but with everything you get to see and experience, it's well worth it. We spent 4 hrs there and everyone enjoyed it. My granddaughter loved the bubbles that she could go into and see the fishes, and was...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family has always enjoyed the aquarium. We recently went when my mother was visiting from Illinois. There are many different exhibits and species. The dolphin show and the wild flight show are interesting and fun. The new addition of Carribean Journey is huge and...More

Thank debi1998
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really liked the new attractions but they've also upped the price by $12 dollars per person. Love the splash area for the kids very cool indeed. Still the aquarium is nice its definitely not the best but very nice but a little pricey.

Thank Alonzo L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My son and his cousin had a blast seeing all the "fishies", sharks and birds! Would highly recommend going as soon as it opens so you beat the crowd! Thank goodness that's what we did! When we left people we're just piling in! Can't wait...More

Thank corgon9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the aquarium like five years ago and now when they opened the new section a few month ago. I decided to visit it again and I was amazed with the new area and all the attraction that they have. I highly recommend...More

Thank ed23juar
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going here as a family event the USS lexington is right next door. It is the suckiest Aquarium I have ever been too of the 30 place I have been to. Spend the money on something better like the parks and wildlife...More

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

Hello, and thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. 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 animals representing more...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised it was a really great aquarium. Lots to look at and the staff is very knowledgeable. Loved petting and feeding the stingrays. Feeling the jellyfish was also greatMore

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your day here with our interactive and engaging exhibits, including the touch pools in Tentacles and the stingray feeding presentation. We're also very happy that our friendly and knowledgeable staff made you feel welcome! We hope you can join us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 7 year old thinks everything inside this aquarium is cute, from the jelly fish you can "pet" right down to the sting rays. I grew up with bigger aquariums, so I wasn't particularly impressed, since it was still fairly expensive. A family with young...More

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

We're happy you and your child had a wonderful experience with us and enjoyed many of our interactive and engaging exhibits, presentations, and attractions. We are the largest aquarium in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, and with presentations available every half-hour,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great aquarium, but overpriced. Not interested in the water park for the children. Gift shop nice, but lacking in quality gifts....just the run of the mill t-shirts and drinking tumblers.More

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

Thank you for your review, and we're glad you enjoyed your overall visit. We're sorry to see you were disappointed in the selection in our Gift Shop, as we do our best to provide quality eco-friendly items for guests to commemorate their time with us....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been many years since we have been here, we had little ones the last time we came here but they are all grown and on their own now so this was a different trip for us. The new Caribbean exhibit was great beautiful tanks...More

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

We're so glad we could welcome you back to see how much we've grown and changed over the years. It's great to see you enjoyed our brand-new Caribbean Journey exhibits and well as the Dolphins presentation. We too never get tired of seeing our guests,...More

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Okieprincess99
24 July 2017|
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No, but sea world San Antonio does
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jessica a
3 July 2017|
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Response from clarissa j | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they will be open. Have FUN!
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JennTwilley
20 May 2017|
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Response from Isabel S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and our aquarium was just renovated.
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