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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had a good time, but I agree with previous reviews, there isn't anything special about this aquarium. It was good once, but I wouldn't waste my money and go back.

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Hemphill, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The kids and I had a really good time, its a good place to go. I would go back. Didn't stay for all the shows but did see the dolphin show it waa good!

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Donna, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We recently visited the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Chrisit and we enjoyed it so much we plan to return in a few months. The kids were able to view life under the sea and in some cases even touch some of the fish. The dolphin presentation was awesome too. After a hot day of taking in all the exhibitions... More

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Bertram, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We never make a trip to the beach without spending a day at the aquarium. It has grown a lot. They are wonderful about keeping things fresh and new by adding new exhibits. My kids have grown up enjoying our visits each year. Would definitely recommend this to all families that visit Corpus Christi and the area.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Totally worth the money. The exhibits are very interactive (you can touch different sea creatures including sharks and rays) and the Wild Flight show was fun. My kids loved it. The new splash area was perfect for the kids (and us grown ups!) to run around in and cool off. We never go to Corpus without visiting this place!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I would not say anything was outstanding but it was time well spent. It is laid out nicely and has lots of different exhibits. Not just sea / water creatures. Birds, snakes, frogs, spiders, etc. It is right on Corpus Christi Bay and right across from the U S S Lexington. You could do both of these attractions in one... More

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Corpus Christ, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a nice aquarium and they have been adding some new exhibits that I have not seen. In summer the HEB water park is nice for younger children. There is a pretty nice snack bar/grill and a gift shop of course. The animals are interesting and there is a nice view of the bay. There are both indoor and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I thought the cost to get in was too high for what we did. I think the tanks are nice, love the sea horses! I felt really sad for the 1 otter that was the by himself. There is a small touch tank inside that was neat. Alotmof looking and not much to "touch"!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went to this aquarium and was so much to see like the many types of fish ad jellyfishes and sharks and wanted to see the dolphin show but was already packed with many people... need to come early for this...

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We took our kids here after the Lexxington which made for a long day. But the spray park was amazing! Probably the best part of the museum

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