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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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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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We stop at the Texas State Aquarium again after 5 years to take my daughter, the place has really expanded! They have shows scheduled every 1/2 hour, the splash area is awesome... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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McAllen, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great attraction! We have visited the aquarium several times and are always excited to see new creatures and shows.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is beautifully laid out with a variety of sea and animal life to observe and learn about. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Worth the visit

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Kingsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our grandkids' favorite place to go in Corpus - other than the beach! My wife and I also enjoy it! Good exhibits, well maintained. Nice view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Only a few blocks from the USS Lexington. Beautiful aquarium-so much to see! Especially enjoyed the "touchable" exhibits and the dolphin show. Staff was knowledgeable,courteous,and helpful.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Fun for the entire family. interactive displays, private tours, food ( that is expensive) and shows with dolphins. Spectacular.

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Corpus Christi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a great place for the whole family, a couple or just yourself! Wonder through the Gulf Coast up close and personal!

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Austin, Texas, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Have visited this aquarium several times over the years, and really don't see many of the improvements others have commented on. For the ticket price (adult $22.95 plus $5.00 parking), I'd expect to be able to see and hear the shows (get there early if you want a seat at the dolphin or bird shows). It's also annoying to have... More 

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Hallettsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Be prepared to spend the day! Great for kids and adults. Fun and educational. Bring the kids swim suits for the water feature, they will need it after the heat.

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McAllen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stop at the Texas State Aquarium again after 5 years to take my daughter, the place has really expanded! They have shows scheduled every 1/2 hour, the splash area is awesome, the kids love it, the ticket price is a little high but looks like they are making good use of the income, there are areas still under construction,... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The aquarium was a waste of money. The only thing that was of interest was the dolphin show. I have visited the Moody Gardens Aquarium in Galveston and it has way more to offer, so go there instead. When we arrived the front area outside was busy with an exercise group , so you could not hardly get to the... More 

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