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Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone Number: +1 214-720-2224
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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.

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Good but cramped

I felt that the exhibits were very cramped but it was a good little aquarium. Clean and nice and good for kids and families. So I would recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ann A
Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I felt that the exhibits were very cramped but it was a good little aquarium. Clean and nice and good for kids and families. So I would recommend

Thank Ann A
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful and educational. Their work with endangered species is wonderful. The habitats are clean and well maintained and make you feel like you are in the rain forest.

Thank Ann M
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our last visit to the Dallas Aquarium was a great disappointment. I took my 3 grandsons with me expecting a super excursion. The lines were long, the area was dirty and had an odor more than ususal. There was no limit to how many persons could be in the area at one time. It was so crowded, people were aggravated... More 

Thank Sherry B
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to find, lots to see and well worth the visit. Take the entire family, you will not be disappointed .

Thank R J
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was three stories of fun. I took my grandchildren, but I am uncertain who enjoyed it more, I think I did. I loved the old giant crocodile down in the water and gorgeous coloring. There was a pet tank for baby stingrays. The golden monkeys were so cute. The penguins were so funny and I did not know they... More 

Thank Alittlemischievous
Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing place to go and learn while exploring ocean life.exhivits were extremely interesting and staff very attentive.

Thank AlexisCole
Maybrook, New York
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49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just trying to kill time while I was stuck in Dallas and this place was recommended by a buddy of mine from Austin. Was more then an aquarium. Lots of different birds and mammals besides all the great fish displays.

Thank dragon1681
Lewisville, Texas
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774 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed by visit here, although it was somewhat a hassle to navigate. It is more than an aquarium. There are several exhibits of tropical animals as well. The aquariums are very good - not as good as some other large aquariums, but still very good (I especially liked the manatees.) My one criticism is with the set up.... More 

Thank Mohsman
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went a day before the start of a holiday weekend, so this may have added to the crowding we experienced. Expect to spend a lot of time slowly moving in cramped spaces. It was difficult to see some exhibits due to the large mass of people. There are also a lot fewer animals that live in water than one... More 

Thank SierraHope904
Little Rock, Arkansas
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56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great time but $77 for 2 kids and 2 adults. This is an great half day trip. Lots of things to look at. This plus walking over to see JFK will burn a day. Its in an interesting part of town with a lot of non change eaters waling distance from it. the exhibits as more than just fish. There... More 

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