We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: +1 214-720-2224
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the...
The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects. The aquarium portion displays interesting marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish, Leafy, Weedy and Ribbon seadragons. Black-footed and Blue penguins can be seen swimming as guests enjoy the outdoor South Africa exhibit. Sharks, rays and sawfish are only a few of the fish living in the Mundo Maya cenote. Safe from Neotropical eagles, are euphonias, tanagers and hummingbirds. Reptiles and amphibians, both of significance to the Maya culture, can be seen throughout the exhibit.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,932 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1076
    Excellent
  • 569
    Very good
  • 179
    Average
  • 68
    Poor
  • 40
    Terrible
Enjoyable day out

I took my two boys to this attraction whilst visiting America. Parking bays are all about the building so that was a doddle and the place is suitable for a pushchair so another... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
GigglingGirl
,
Cardrona, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

1,932 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cardrona, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I took my two boys to this attraction whilst visiting America. Parking bays are all about the building so that was a doddle and the place is suitable for a pushchair so another bonus. Lots to see and information and the boys enjoyed themselves. Would recommend a visit as it's great attraction on a rainy day or trying to find... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We visited the Dallas World Aquarium in March of 2015 with our 4 kids. It was a unique experience but also very overpriced and overly packed to enjoy any of the animals. We had to wait about 20-30 minutes just to get close enough to see what animal was in the closest enclosure and wait even longer to get to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
south texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I have been to Aquariums all over the world. Including Canada and Hawaii. This is by far the best Aquarium ever. Really! It is beyond an aquarium and even houses panthers. Reptiles are in abundance. It's just the best!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
upstate NY
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We visit this every time we come to Dallas. It's even better than the New England Aquarium in Boston, and that's saying a lot!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My family really enjoyed the aquarium. There were exhibits that you wouldn't expect to see. We loved watching feeding time.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

So by the name, you'd assume this is only an Aquarium, but its so much more. You enter into a paradise of animals. The aquarium is basically an indoor Zoo, full of every type of animal. From birds to fish and pretty much everything in between. It is literally a cheap day out and its central to Dallas. You simply... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dallas, Texas
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I am reticent to call this an "aquarium" -- It's not all fish and water. It's more like a hodgepodge of a zoo, aviary and wildlife sanctuary all in one big damp mess of a building. I just don't like this place. It is overpriced and crowded. There is no one teaching you about what you are seeing. It is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Worth, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Dallas World Aquarium has a great downtown location, ample (and cheap) parking, and a wonderful layout. It's very clean, well maintained, and obviously quite loved by those that fund it and work there. There is a lot to see for anyone who sets foot there, regardless of age. One of my favorite things about it is that it doesn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a surprise. This is more than just an aquarium, it's a jungle wonderland. You are so close to the animals it's amazing. Will definitely visit again, and I would say this experience would be good for all age ranges.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Ok, first off... if for no other reason you need to experience this place!! Absolutely incredible for being a landlocked aquarium! Seriously gorgeous, from the entrance to the exit there's always something to see. Fish and other creatures are featured from around the world! incredible.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Dallas World Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dallas World Aquarium and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Dallas World Aquarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?