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Texas State Aquarium

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Address: 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402
Phone Number: +1 361-881-1200
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium...
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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Great afternoon with the kids

We often go to Port Aransas and this past trip on a rainy day / non- beach day decided to try the Texas State Aquarium. All the kids had a great time - ages 1-11 as well as the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Aquarium has lots to see: snakes, alligators, sharks, otters, birds, dolphins, and much more. Wear comfy shoes- a lot of walking is involved. The dolphins show is a must. Watch out for splashing water. It was very educational and entertaining. Just remember to take sunscreen. One thing to consider, the Aquarium doesn't accept the Discover Card.

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

There was alot of good reviews about this place so i was excited to go for the first time. Super disappointed. The place was extremely crowded it was hard to enjoy. Since the admission is $20 i expected to see a good amount of animals but nope. The only fun thing was the otters fighting.

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Wellington, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight for the kids! Lots of different exhibits and opportunities to actually touch different marine animals. There is a dolphin show, which was neat. It only lasted about 15 mins though. We were able to get a seat for the show, but only because we got there about 40 mins early. It is not necessary to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It was so amazing, and fun but it is pretty big and the kids can't play in the water park when wearing jeans , but other than that it was fantastic.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We went in expecting more. It looks like the aquarium is under construction but for the price we paid we were expecting more. It felt a little limited and I was disappointed by the dolphin tank. It seemed much too small for the two dolphins that were in there. It was kind of depressing.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We often go to Port Aransas and this past trip on a rainy day / non- beach day decided to try the Texas State Aquarium. All the kids had a great time - ages 1-11 as well as the parents. We only saw part of the dolphin show but the kids loved the viewing of the dolphins in the tank... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

great entertainment, just wish there was more to actually see and do....great way to spend the day tho!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Aquarium is bigger than expected. The entrance fee is low compared to what you get. Free shows from dolphins, turtles & a few others. The aquarium is adding a new section so I hope to visit soon again.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Under construction now and can hardly wait to see the outcome. Beautiful aquarium with outside and inside areas. If your not from the beach like we are, just walking out on the board walks is a treat. Wonderful dolphin exhibit, sea turtle pools, and otter area. Hope they put in a nice restaurant with the remodel. Great play/water area for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was a great experience, it has a great view just take the stairs all the way up, it has a good place for the kids to have fun and get wet, bring extra clothes for the kids, good animals to see you will have fun.

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Address: 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402
Phone Number: +1 361-881-1200
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi

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