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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 30 September 2016

Took grand kids they enjoyed it. It was fun staff was great with kids. Bird show was cool. My daughter took kids. Family has been their a couple times

Thank Ira G
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Nice Aquarium, a little small. The best part for me was touching the jelly fish, they feel like jello!(in case you were wondering) You could also touch stingrays, starfish, and a few other things. Little kids would probably love it! I liked the variety of...More

Thank Katie H
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the Texas State Aquarium last week and we were extremely disappointed. The place needs maintenance. The glass that you look through was extremely dirty making it difficult to take a decent picture. Wood rails need to be refinished. We purchased our tickets online...More

Thank PrideofTexas
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the hands on experience. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The only disappointment was the turtle display was under construction but understandable. The location is beautiful. The dolphin show is a must. And getting the souvineer cup in cafe is well...More

Thank Danigirl8807
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the Texas State Aquarium for the first time on Labor Day. The animal encounters and feeding sessions were exactly what my young boys loved. It's really hard to keep a 2 and 3 year old entertained by looking at fish and turtles. The...More

Thank Crystal G
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a low key place to visit. Our six year old grand-daughter liked it. She could touch jellyfish and sting rays. The shows are every half hour and feature Dolphins, otters, and birds. She liked it all. There is limited shade for the shows...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We live about an hour from Corpus and have visited there several times. Had never made it to the aquarium before. Was extremely impressed. Great aquarium- in the top two I have been to in the country- right below Atlanta.

Thank Jen H
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have wanted to visit this aquarium for years. Our family are all into tropical fish and really enjoyed our visit. They have a new expansion area under construction which is supposed to be finished next year and the sea turtle exhibit...More

Thank Connie P
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Wow. Neat place. They are expanding.. A lot of touch and feel sealife. Sharks. Jellyfish, etc Cafe for food. Gift shop. 400 pound alligator 🐊

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Best Aquarium in S.Texas. Plenty to do for little kids as well as mom and dad. Small but very pleasurable and educational too.

Thank Elsa H
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Kaylee M
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Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
It’s included in the entry fee.
26 September 2017|
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adult 34.95 student 32.95 3-12yrs 24.95
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No, but sea world San Antonio does