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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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This aquarium is so interesting. It is one of the best in Texas. It gives visitors a good idea of the fauna in the habitat of the Gulf of Mexico. If you have a couple of hours to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this place, the staff is excellent and friendly and know a lot about the fish on display as well as an amazing splash park so bring a swimsuit for the kiddos because the splash park will make your kiddos very happy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped here with 5 year old and 9 year old. The exhibits were awesome and the layout inside made for a great time. The boy's enjoyed the interaction time with the star fish and other creatures. Outside we found dolphins, sea otters, and some huge and friendly sea turtles! There is a small area for the sting ray feeding (yes... More 

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Carl Junction
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good aquarium. Under remodel right now. Inside & outside exhibits. Touch pools in a couple of places. Smashed pennies.

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Lewisville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I wanted to see more spiders. I saw a wolf spider but I also wanted to see some tranchula's, wondering spiders, widow spiders like the black widow, brown widow, red widow, red back, funnel web spiders, camel spiders. I wanted to see some American Alligater's, Chinese Alligater's, Cayman Crockadiles, Salt Water Crockadiles, Nile Crockadiles, and even some great white sharks... More 

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TXStateAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your visit. You are correct that as an aquarium, we do not exhibit a large number of spiders and snakes. Our Aquarium showcases over 3,000 animals representing more than 280 species primarily found in the habitats found within the Gulf of Mexico. The exceptions are our Amazon exhibit and our Wild... More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very clean, easy to see the animals, helpful volunteers! If you are coming on a school day, plan to arrive about 12:30ish or later. The school groups will be finishing up lunch and heading out for the day and the aquarium will be quiet and less crazy! We are going to bring our daughter next time we come and know... More 

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Eagle Pass, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had a good experience overall. We have been to the aquarium a few times and always enjoyed sitting for the dolphin show. The trainers are really interesting in giving you all fun facts about the dolphins. They are always willing to answer questions and helpful.

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Harlingen, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The exhibits were big and beautiful. There are numerous different fish species inside. I love the close encounters and the dolphins exhibit. This is really good if you have kids.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stayed in Corpus for 11 weeks. Nothing compared to our visit to the aquarium. Watched an amazing dolphin show, and then enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour. It's worth every penny. I loved that the staff enjoyed their jobs, it shows. They collect tons for charity. Overall just a great value and a wonderful place. The Lexington was a close second. And... More 

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This aquarium is so interesting. It is one of the best in Texas. It gives visitors a good idea of the fauna in the habitat of the Gulf of Mexico. If you have a couple of hours to spare, I highly recommend dropping by this excellent attraction.

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited with grandson for his birthday. Excellent staff, very educated and helpful! Loved taking our time going through each exhibit. The bird show was our favorite. Very interactive. Splash area was a big hit with our grandson. Bathrooms were clean and family friendly. Elevator for those who need it. Great adventure. We'll be back all summer!

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