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Texas State Aquarium

2710 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402
+1 361-881-1200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Douglasville, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was amazing fun. My grandchildren had a blast. The big plus was the water area for the kids. It's right on the ocean with a beautiful view.

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The aquarium does not have many displays or a large variety of animals. Many of the tanks are very small and difficult to view when it's crowded. The displays can be easily viewed in about an hour. There are several shows and a splash area for small children that take more time. The aquarium at Moody Gardens in Galveston or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The view from the top floor is amazing! The water park is great for the kids and the dolphin show is fun to see! The kids get to learn and have fun!

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Victoria, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very cute place, lots tool see. Very small and with small children, you could be finished and through the whole place in twenty minutes. If your kids are anything like mine. Nice remodel.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I thought this would be pretty boring as we went to seaworld the weekend before, but actually it was almost better than seaworld. Way cheaper and the same great animals. The kids loved the splash pad area too!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It's an awesome entertainment for the kids! I recommend it, real friendly staff all around the aquarium. Loved touching the sharks and rays!

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Bertram, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

If it is summer time come early to see the dolphin and avian show-it is so hot you will be miserable. The dolphin show was very cute "Dolphin Olympics" was the theme and they get audience members involved. The dolphins do amazing acrobatics and stunts. The avian show has some injured birds that have been rehabilitated and some "cute" little... More

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Carrollton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The aquarium itself and exhibits are beautiful but the place itself all around is very small. I think it is very over priced for what you get.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a great place for families or for those who haven't been to an aquarium before. The water park was packed and filled with kids who looked to be having a good time. We got there just an hour after opening and it was already incredibly busy. For what you pay for, I think the admission is a little... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We thought this aquarium was over-priced for what you get. It is by far better than the Dallas Aquarium but small. The dolphin show was good but the "script" was a little cheesy witj an Olympic theme. Splash pad looked fun for the kids but not something to do unless you were staying all day or wanting to go back... More

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