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Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Small but great for the littles

We enjoyed it. Family oriented, specifically for younger kids. They have an area where you can... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
Alex F
Kyle, Texas
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Terrific Toddler Rainy Day Fun

Our 3 yr. old grandson gets extra antsy if he can't burn off extra energy outside. We took a Sunday... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
McKinney, Texas
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1462 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here to complete our afternoon after visiting the Dallas World Aquarium. Visiting there before coming here probably jaded us, but this is a small facility in any event. We didn’t have kids along with us, but we are both animal lovers and enjoy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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childrensaquarium, Aquarium Manager at Children's Aquarium at Fair Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy to hear our aquarium was able to introduce you to a new species - the batfish!

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed it. Family oriented, specifically for younger kids. They have an area where you can touch starfish, sea urchins, and a few other sea creatures. The aquarium areas are at their eye level and they can easily enjoy. I loved their Stingray Bay. You...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alex F
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Our 3 yr. old grandson gets extra antsy if he can't burn off extra energy outside. We took a Sunday drive to let him enjoy the Aquarium, while it rained outside. All the exhibits are "eye level" for toddler and there's no problem about banging...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WendyHappiness1
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Very small but price is great. Awesome place to take young children. Everything was eye level. Sting ray area was super cool. Staff very friendly

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nessab1990
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We visited the aquarium with two toddlers and we all had a ball. We were welcomed by two young volunteers who guided the children in the shallow pool and showed them how to touch the creatures. The kids loved the exhibits and the variety of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sheilal921
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

This place was absolutely perfect to take small children. Everything was at eye level for our four year old and it was just big enough for his attention span. I loved the sea horses, sea turtles, and petting the sting rays! We went right when...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank alibu19
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We made a quick morning trip here to get my toddler out for some fun and decided for the price, this was a really good option. She was so amazed by all the "fishies" and ran from display to display. This is the perfect size...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elisa O
Reviewed June 6, 2018

Upon arriving in the parking lot we walked in to Fair Park. Parking in normally free, but could be charged during large events at the fair grounds (ie. TX State Fair). It was a sort walk up to an older building that has been there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kevwoh
Reviewed May 3, 2018

It isn't a HUGE place at all, but it is big enough for smaller children. The best part for me was getting to pet/feed the stingrays. Everything is included in the pricing up front for the touch pools and petting the stingrays, except for feeding...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

We loved taking our niece to the Aquarium on a rainy day in Dallas. There are so many different exhibits to see. Sharks, yes sharks! Not Great Whites, but still Sharks in Dallas? Very Pink Flamingos, and friendly staff. Holidays are going to be busy....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Cigi T
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Response from kevwoh | Reviewed this property |
Off their website it states “Stingray food is also available for $2 per two pieces of food.” They had someone at a counter collecting money and passing out the food. I don’t honestly remember seeing times you are allowed... More