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“Great for kids!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Texas State Aquarium

Texas State Aquarium
2710 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402
+1 361-881-1200
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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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“Great for kids!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My 6 and 3 yr old boys loved it. Wish we had had enough time to even play at the splash park. My boys enjoyed all of the touch tanks and the dolphin show.

Visited August 2013
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Austin, Texas, United States
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“A Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

One of the best aquariums I've been too. Better then New England Aquarium or even National Aquarium in Baltimore. Focused on eco system of the gulf. Beautiful fish. Nice outside exhibit. Even has a small outside water park to cool off in. Nice view of the harbor also.

Visited August 2013
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“Nice place, if you have kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Nice visit with my 3yo grandson. Excellent for kids that age; lots to see and do. Lots of touch and feel exhibits with sharks and rays (small), shells, crabs and such. Dolphin show is very short, about 20 minutes. They now have a small waterpark too, but we didn't use it. The price has really gone up though. For 5 adults and one child the admission and parking was about $100.00 and that was with my military discount.

Visited July 2013
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“Cute little aquarium but not my favorite”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My daughter (college age) and I went to the area to have some time off before school started back up. We thought we would go because it was August and really hot that afternoon.
We were disappointed since we paid a pretty steep price for what we got PLUS we had to pay $5 in parking. We've seen better aquariums in other cites around the country. It is really rather small with not a lot of variety. I guess we may be a tough sell. It might be just fine for those with small children who have never seen anything like it, plus they have a splash area for small children to play in. That might make it worth the price.

Visited August 2013
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“Always a great time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

DOLPHIN SHOW is a MUST!

Price is a little high for the amount of things you can see. It's $18.95 for adults but if you see the dolphin show its worth it.

Also petting the little sharks and the sting rays are fun. Be prepared for the heat but its a blast

Visited August 2013
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