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Texas State Aquarium

2710 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402
+1 361-881-1200
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Type: Aquariums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 330 different species are ready to enchant,... more » Owner description: Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 330 different species are ready to enchant, entertain, and inspire you. Corpus Christi's most popular visitor attraction has welcomed over 10 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 connecting people with nature and inspiring the conservation of the Gulf of Mexico. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Were surprised at how small it was. Easily saw everything in about an hour. Enjoyed the dolphin show, especially since one of the dolphins, Shadow, was from our home zoo in Minnesota. Seemed very expensive for the size of the place. Beautiful location right on the water!

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed this Aquarium. The staff is polite and easily available. Although I didn't participate, you are able to touch/pet the stingrays and hold crabs. The various fish were interesting to see up close. I would suggest comfortable walking shoes with good traction. There are areas that are wet and slick. The snacks and drinks are pricey, but that... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Much cheaper. Much more intimate. On the coast. Close to the beach. The kids can touch lots of the animals. It reminded my daughter of the dolphin movie set in Florida. By comparison Sea World is overwhelming. We're coming back here. Also parents are really here with their kids to learn about nature and not just dropping them off to... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Such fun to see the beautiful sea creatures up close. The aquarium tank was wonderful. Petting the stingrays was fun as well as the baby sharks. We missed the dolphin show. They could do it more often so more people could participate.

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Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

When I went here years ago they had some amazing exhibits and lots to see and do. Now, the aquarium portion is very small, taking up just 1/2 of their 3 floors, with 5 or so larger tanks outside with stingrays and dolphins etc... they have a lot of shows to try and make up for it. The shows even... More

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Austin, Texas, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very, very nice people here! This should be one of the must see places on your visit to Corpus Christi. It's close to the Lexington, but I wouldn't suggest trying to rush to see both in one day. There is just too much to see for both.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I realy exspectedmore, I was suprised that you paid your way in and beyond that there was no structure. Be sure to kep the broshure thay give you because without it you will be lost.

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Austin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We really enjoy this aquarium. The otters are so cute and they have a few dolphins. The splash pad is a nice addition for the kids to burn off some energy. They have some birds, snakes and spiders. The place is nicely laid out with 2 main parts to see.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is the go-to place whenever our children, with the grandchildren, come to visit. Not one person we have taken has ever been disappointed, even if it rained.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Incredable customer service. They have great shows. They employ some older employees and the ones we met did a really good job. It would be good if they could have a stool to sit on occassionally. I think it would be hard to stand for a full shift. I highly recommend seeing all the animals.

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