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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My teenage daughter, husband and I went here and loved it. I thought my daughter would be bored but she actually loved the jellyfish., dolphin and otter. She got to touch the dolphin and the stingrays which she thought was great. We had a great time and will come again.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We took the membership instead of single entry, which allowed us to go 4 times while in Corpus Christi instead of spending an extremely long day there. My 13 years old enjoyed going back day after day. We loved the shows however seating space is very limited. Having the membership pass allowed us to see more shows than planned and... More

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Prices are really steep for this attraction. Very crowded on the day we went. They have some different types of animals that are often seen in the zoo, but not really worth the price. When I compared it to the Austin Aquarium, which, of course is much smaller, I realized our Austin Aquarium has quite a bit to offer at... More

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had a awesome time! Even though it was hot as texas could get there was plenty of places to cool off! The staff was great! We had a problem with the coin squisher machine and they swapped out the coin and jumped right on with a out of order sign and it was fixed quickly. Shoes were awesome!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The thing that stands out about this aquarium was the abundance of shows they put on. Every half hour they are showcasing some of their animals. The dolphin show was a favorite for my family. We also enjoyed the shark touch tank.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Perfect size for our family. My daughter loved getting splashed by Shadow at the dolphin show. The also loved the wild animal show and seeing the sea turtles.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Took the wife and kids, we enjoyed it. Nice dolphin show with the bay view in the background. Very hot in July.. Much more than just marine life. Other animals too. Get discount tickets from any hotel, first.

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Borger, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This aquarium is one of the better ones I have seen. I visited here about five years ago and since that visit they have added several exhibits. With the announcement of expansion earlier this year, I am expecting the place to be even better when I come back in the future. The aquarium offers a look at a wide variety... More

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Duncanville, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium is small but we found it very interesting. This is our second visit and luckily I had read they now have a splash pad so bring the kids a swimsuit they have large clean changing areas.The dolphin show was a hit so come early to get a seat because there will be a crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have gone twice and love it. was smaller than we thought but that didn't bother us one bit. the kids loved it they are never ready to leave. the food is overpriced for the quality we did not care for it at all

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