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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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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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good aquarium under construction

Had a good laid back experience at the aquarium. It's under major construction (installing a Caribbean wing - will probably be a great addition) Lots of staff available to show... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toledo, Ohio
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Be sure to take advantage of the free shows offered. They usually are in the morning and then repeat again on afternoon. Not as many fish tanks as a lot of aquariums, but their outside displays were wonderful with the ocean as the backdrop. Beautiful view of the USS Lexington next door.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a good laid back experience at the aquarium. It's under major construction (installing a Caribbean wing - will probably be a great addition) Lots of staff available to show off the animals and answer questions - they clearly love the animals. The location on the harbor is fun and you get that real indoor/outdoor experience.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Eagles, sharks, indoor and outdoor exhibits...and a coffee shop for cold adults. They are in the process of adding a huge new Caribbean exhibit, and even with the construction, we had a great time. Parking is very convenient to the location.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 9 and 11 year old enjoyed very much. There are many atractions like feeding rays and petting sharks!!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been members for well over 10 years ! Maybe 15... It ranks high in Aquarium and sea life education, research and over all enjoyment for any age. We take out of town family as well as yearly family visitors . Can never get tired of this amazing place. The kiddy water park is a great place to cool off... More 

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Mission, Texas
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit here!!! So much to see and do! I can't wait for our next trip so we can stay longer. The shows are great as well as all the tanks. You will enjoy it!!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely aquarium. It is not usually very crowded, parking is easy and restaurants are nearby. The workers are happy to answer any questions you may have about the exhibits. There is a fun water park for the children on a warm Corpus day. Great day visit!

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Edinburg, Texas
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with the family. Aquarium is small but has plenty to do an see. Has sharks, turtles, jellies plenty to see. They have a really good dolphin show and birds of prey show. Just keep track of the showings and be there 10 minutes early to find good seats. The shows get crowded. They added a splash... More 

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Thank Juan V
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been multiple times and I can say this place never gets old. They have adding exhibits over the years as well as hosting temporary ones and they are all so beautiful. You should try to keep the kiddos from rushing through or take time to go around the fish exhibits twice because there is so much to see. Out... More 

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Thank Denys W
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a really nice place to take the whole family. It was a bit pricey at almost $80 but was enjoyable. You get a lot of interaction at the aquarium with the trainers and other employees. There was plenty of details about the animals and you could tell the people really wanted to talk to you and share knowledge.... More 

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