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Downtown Aquarium

Features Animals
Closes in 24 min: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510
+1 866-418-3474
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

This place is quite a site to see! If you can afford to eat in their restaurant then do, they have great food and your surrounded by a huge fish aquarium. It's quite an experience to see all different sized fish swimming right next to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 1smartang3l
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I visited this place for my birthday while in downtown Houston it was a short walk from my hotel I loved all the attractions and it’s all the staff was very friendly

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kathy H
Reviewed January 29, 2019

I went a group of friends to the aquarium for our "touristy Tuesday." When we got there I can say it was not very busy, so that was a plus, but it did seem to underwhelm. We were finished with the viewing of most everything...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 889jennaw
Reviewed January 28, 2019

After visiting the Denver aquarium, we decided to visit our hometown one. What a disappointment. Like others have said, EVERY fish and ALL of the tigers look depressed in their surroundings. The tanks and cages are much too small for the creatures. We did get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank msswong2
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

We were so excited to check out the aquarium and were extremely disappointed with the experience. There are a few fish to look at, and we were waiting to see some larger fish/more of the aquarium and all of a sudden we were in the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank travelduo999
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We had the city pass. So we decided to go there. First off never found where to redeem them. The park was not free. It is a good concept but failed on me.. If you want to do dinner and date it might be a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DouglasD2340
Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

The aquarium itself is very poor with fish, reptiles and spiders. Snakes in small cases with plastic foiliage. A few fish. Worst of all the white tigers kept in a totally unsuitable habitat, no outside space and only concrete. This actually reduced me to tears,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AllyDLeeds
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Small and underwhelming would be the most apt description. Great for kids as they would get to see everything and you would still have plenty of time do other things in the day. We went through it in under an hour. The white Bengal Tigers...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BenN1642
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

We combined it with dinner there and it was really fun. Try to go not on weekends and make a reservation ahead if possible. There is a little outside amusement park. You can make pics driving through the shark tunnel. Good food and drinks, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniela L
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Every fish tank was immaculately clean with crystal clear water. All of the fish and other wildlife looked healthy and vibrant.... maybe except that huge eel that was hiding. We got the full pass, rode the train, ferris wheel, and merry go round. Great for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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July 11, 2018|
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Response from mgsanchez73 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can bring a dog to the aquarium, it does not have opened areas. I am almost sure you can bring your dog to Hermann Park.
June 26, 2018|
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Response from Stacie M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see lockers but if you are just talking about your carry on bag, I would think you could leave it at the check in desk. It is to the right as soon as you walk in the door. I have called them with questions before... More
July 31, 2017|
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Response from G7308EYmichellew | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a jacket. It is about 74 degrees inside