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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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Good for young kids

Was kind of disappointed with inside exhibits but outdoor shows were fun

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2012
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Coppell, Texas
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Velma, Oklahoma, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

You must go to the Aquarium! I have vacationed in the area since I was a kid and have probably been to the aquarium a dozen times. It is a great value. The dolphin show is a must see.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Took my 4,5 and 13 year old along with my wife. We had a great time. Enjoyed the shows and displays. outside water park for the kids so bring the bathing suit for them.

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Dolphin show was great. Small area, so great seats, short show, so kids don't get anxious. Easy to see everything, but doesn't take all day.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We were very dissappointed with this aquarium it is very small it consist of 2 alligators that look dead . Two turtles swimming around in a tank and 2 seals swimming around in another tank . The only cool thing was a bald eagle that look depressed in a enclosed area and two dolphins swimming in a tank that is... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Was kind of disappointed with inside exhibits but outdoor shows were fun

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

Small, but a decent sea life aquarium experience. Wide hallways for strollers. Low glass on most aquariums so you don't have to pick up the little ones very often. This place also offers a nice water feature for the young ones in your family, aged 1-6. Food was pricey, but what else is new. Bring your picnic basket with cold... More 

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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

If you think that if you've seen one aquarium you've seen 'em you haven't been here! This place is chock full of noplace-but-Texas sea and seashore wildlife. And there's plenty else to do very nearby. Look over my shoulder on my recent visit: http://antoniorambles.com/2012/06/10/surf-texas/

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Sandia, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

My granddaughters and nephews and nieces love the water park area that was recently added. This aquarium has some great marine life exhibits, for adults and kiddos! Gotta see while your in CC!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Having been to many aquariums around the world, this place is ok. Not bad, but not fantastic. Some areas are a bit worn. Shows were quite good but a bit to much "show" and not quite enough information about the animals in my opinion.

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Portland, Texas, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Interesting and educational for children and adults, hands on interaction with some of the animals. A great place to spend an entire afternoon with the family.

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