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“Average Aquarium” 3 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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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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San Antonio, Texas
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“Average Aquarium”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

For a top 20 aquarium, the Texas State Aquarium is pretty small. The exhibits were nice. The dolphin show was very fun. Not a great value - adult tickets were close to $20 each, plus $5 for parking. Go once, but you won't return.

Visited May 2014
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Laredo, Texas
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“A Great Source of Knowledge of Sea Life.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My children and I went through all the amazing attractions. They even have a petting cage. We came out with a great deal of knowledge of the living things in the sea. The children and I loved it.

Visited May 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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“Not impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The facilities are nice but for the price its not up to par with other aquariums around the country. I've been to many aquarium attractions in florida, chicago, and texas. This one cost the most and had little to show. We were in and out in under 2 hrs. I was just disappointed.

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germany
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“Great family trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lots of fun for kids, especially dolphin show and splash pad! Get there early and snag the super close parking.

Visited August 2013
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Lake Dallas, Texas
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“Its a cute place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

for the price I thought it would be a HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE place. Loved the dolphin, the rays, the turtles and the 2 o 3 sharks they have. I think its a cute place for families with little kids but not for teens and up. Because you can see it very fast as it happen to me

Visited May 2014
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