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Texas State Aquarium

2710 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402
+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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Just about everything you can imagine is here in one place. You can touch sea urchins, touch and even feed stingrays, enjoy the playful dolphin show, see sharks close up and watch the playful otters. There's even a water park for the kids to enjoy. I highly recommend this as wholesome family entertainment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Thursday, so there wasn't any crowd to speak of. We able to view each exhibit on our own time and pace. It was fun, educational and entertaining. We spent the most time at the underwater viewing of the Dolphin tank...the whole family loved the way the Dolphins seemed to put on a show just for us.... More 

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Sterling City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised!!! Kids loved it all the things to see...bird show...dolphins...hermit crabs and so on!! We ate there and food was good!! Water park area for the kids and lots to see! We spent more time than we thought we would at the aquarium. We will go again!! Short drive from Port Aransas so it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My family is gone here several Times and each time we enjoy it. The Dolphins are amazing. Lots of family fun highly recommended

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

While it was a little expensive 27.00 each...we were there on a MOnday and almost had the place to ourselves. The trainers were wonderful and so willing to share their knowledge and give you lots of information. Its a hands on experience and self guiding. If you enjoy sea life you will enjoy interacting with stingrays and sharks.

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Port Lavaca, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Dolphin performance was very special and appeals to individuals of all ages. A place to take your time to visit. See and touch stingrays, see displays of almost all sea creatures. Make sure you have eaten before you visit, because limited food menu. Children and teenagers appeared to really enjoy the aquarium; I saw a lot of laughter.

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Ogden, UT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We spent about three hours here before heading for Padre Island. The dolphins were great fun, even though the "dolphin show" was underwhelming. The grandkids loved petting stingrays and holding hermit crabs. A really fun outing for one and all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the best Aquariums to go visit. The kids absolutely love it, and my husband and I enjoy it as well. Not too big that you get lost, but wonderful to have in Corpus Christi.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took my wife and two boys ages 3 and 10 months. They LOVED it! The price is a bit high but that is expected as I am sure the overhead is high. The dolphin show is great, make sure to get there at least 30 mins before the show for great seating and don't sit up front unless you want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was a wonderful way to spend a day with family and friends. Great exhibits and the dolphin show was amazing. Kids love the pool where you can pet the sharks and I personally loved the jelly fish displays.

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