We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Dallas World Aquarium

Certificate of Excellence
Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1801 North Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202-1503
Phone Number:
+1 214-720-2224
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the...

The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects. The aquarium portion displays interesting marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish, Leafy, Weedy and Ribbon seadragons. Black-footed and Blue penguins can be seen swimming as guests enjoy the outdoor South Africa exhibit. Sharks, rays and sawfish are only a few of the fish living in the Mundo Maya cenote. Safe from Neotropical eagles, are euphonias, tanagers and hummingbirds. Reptiles and amphibians, both of significance to the Maya culture, can be seen throughout the exhibit.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,495 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1857
    Excellent
  • 917
    Very good
  • 320
    Average
  • 110
    Poor
  • 71
    Terrible
Amazing!

We loved this place and ended up staying for three hours. From the minute you step into the entrance, it is beautifully landscaped with a jungle theme. So many things to see!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
CarlaK60
,
Kilgore
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

3,495 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,275: English reviews
Kilgore
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We loved this place and ended up staying for three hours. From the minute you step into the entrance, it is beautifully landscaped with a jungle theme. So many things to see!

Helpful?
Thank CarlaK60
Plano
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This attraction is really a treat for the whole family and since it is all indoors u r safe from the weather conditions . We were surprised at what was to see and the plants and animals are amazing and in a beautiful surroundings . Don't miss this and the kids will love it .

Helpful?
Thank Don L
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We had a couple of hours to kill and stopped here. Being from New York it is a very small aquarium but was a fun hour to kill stop.

Helpful?
Thank Kevin S
U.S.
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an amazing place. We absolutely loved how up close you get to all the animals and fish. It felt like being in a tropical rainforest. It has a big open area with a waterfall into a ring pool with sea life in it and an island in the center with monkeys in the trees while birds fly overhead. Spectacular!!... More 

Helpful?
Thank AmandaDiane
Hannover
Level Contributor
48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, it's actually not only and aquarium. When you enter, you are greeted by a jungle scene with a lake, exotic birds flying around you, waterfall, etc. Very natural setup. The aquarium itself is very nice, too - quite a selection of animals, I could not imagine any that I missed. Definitely worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank reng
Somerset, Kentucky
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's more than an aquarium. You start at the top of the trees and spiral down through what is really a small exotic zoo and rain forest botanical garden to get to the aquarium. It would be a great place to take a school field trip. If you are in a wheel chair, you will probably want a motorized one... More 

Helpful?
Thank Foodie132017
Arlington, Texas
Level Contributor
101 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not your typical aquarium. You start your visit at the top of the rainforest with birds flying around freely. Then you start your spiral walk down through the levels of a rainforest. As you walk you see animals that would live at that level. Love watching the otters toward the bottom of the spiral, then the albino alligator.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maryann W
Kosciusko, Mississippi
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We picked this destination as a kid friendly jaunt with toddlers, their parents and grandparents. Once you get the parking squared away, off you go! I recommend arriving early if you go on the weekend. We moved through the line quickly however when we left, we saw that the line had quadrupled in length. That long line would have been... More 

Helpful?
Thank rhopickle
Shreveport, Louisiana
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Honestly this should not be called an aquarium lol. There are more exotic animals then fish but we were fine with that. We went right at opening and I'm glad we did. I could see how it would not be as enjoyable when crowded. The paths are narrow and it would be hard to see everything. It was us and... More 

Helpful?
Thank shale302
Level Contributor
76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was warned that this place is nuts to get through the crowds and that you spend a ton of money for just an hour of time. We arrived at 9:30 on Friday and didn't really see a strong crowd till closer till 11 when preschools were touring. We ended up spending three hours there and could have stayed even... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marilee H

Been to Dallas World Aquarium? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Dallas World Aquarium and other visitors
32 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (32)

Questions? Get answers from Dallas World Aquarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?