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Texas State Aquarium

Address: 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402
Phone Number: +1 361-881-1200
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals...
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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, 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.
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Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Such a wonderful aquarium and worth every penny you spend. Outside dolphin shows, lots of sea life. Every one should see this one

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This place is a must if visiting Corpus! My family goes almost once a week and it never gets old. The staff is very friendly, the exhibits are clean and well maintained, lots of different animals to check out, and some you can even pet! Want to pet a shark or stingray? This is the place to do it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went on MLK day. Their website did not indicate it would be different from any other day except for admission being decreased to $1. Half the population of earth was there and they had only one actual show. I'd rather have paid full price and avoid the army of Orcs that had invaded the place. Except, now that I... More 

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TXStateAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

Dollar Days at the Aquarium are an opportunity for everyone in our local community to enjoy the Aquarium. Because of the price, they do typically attract large crowds. Other than the large crowds, our Dollar Days are like other days here - we have some kind of keeper chat or show every 30 minutes throughout the day at different exhibits.... More 

Crown Point, Indiana
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10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Ok so this place is way too expensive at about $22 a person and $5 for parking. There was construction or front which is expected during off season but they said they moved the dolphins off site because of it. The dolphins are in the far back and the construction was in the front but I'm not an expert so... More 

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TXStateAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

We are in the process of a $50 million expansion that will more than double the size of our aquarium. The dolphins have been temporarily moved off exhibit as a precaution in case of any noise disturbances to their exhibit, which is adjacent to the area where the initial phase of construction is taking place. As soon as the initial... More 

Salado, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

You can easily cover the entire aquarium in an hour and a half, so at $21.95/person with mostly unimpressive exhibits and a cold institutional feel (think public school built for fish), it's not worth the $$$ unless you're paying far less. The dolphin show is just ok. Two positives: the view of the bay, downtown and the ship channel are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There are not many exhibits. It has also other interesting exhibits such as birds and animals. The staff are friendly and assist visitors to understand the fish, birds and animals better.

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TXStateAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words about our staff and the job they do to enhance the guest experience and inform guest about the over 2,500 animals in our care that represent over 330 species. More 

Twin Cities, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went in November. It was one of the discount days which made it very worthwhile. We enjoyed our visit very much, but not sure it's worth the full amount that they usually charge. It's certainly not a whole day of entertainment.

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College Station, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I visited the aquarium and really enjoyed it. They have lots of fish to look at inside and outside there were gators, birds and stingrays. I really enjoyed the dolphin show as well.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a very small venue compared to others I have been to. Although it is small, there are some nice attractions to see. My kids especially liked the petting pool with the sharks.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I've been twice with out of town guests and I can't justify the price. It's too expensive for what you get...I pay less to go to entire zoos in other states, and you get a lot more bang for your buck there. Might be fun with kids but as an adult...just go to the beach, bar, or the lex.

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