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Downtown Aquarium

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Closed Now: 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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510
+1 866-418-3474
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

On my recent visit to Houston, I took my two nieces and grand daughter to the Houston aquarium on a rainy day. Varing in ages from 7 to 12 years of age, they were very entertaining and educationally stimulated which was great to see. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Not a bad place but i expected more its very good if you go with children and pay to be there the whole day but it cost 12 to get in and 8 for the parking and youll see it all in about 35 to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Haha I took my kids to this place but I have had so much fun too ! They have a mini amusement park outside with a rollercoster !!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CristianSF1012
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband, grandson, his friend, and I had a wonderful time at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston. We each used our own all day pass which allowed my teenaged grandson and his friend to visit their favorite attractions, while my husband and I rode the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Elena J
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Visited as we had a city pass. On site self parking cost $8. The interior us well designed with shipwreck and pirate themes. Lots of small tanks and a few larger ones. Extra for the stingrays encounter. Unsure why a white tiger is there though...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NZTripMan
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

We love the aquarium. When we lived downtown we would stop in when on walks and check out the public exhibits, and you can also visit the stingrays and rides without getting a pass. Once we started having visitors, we have now gone through the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

Its best for those with kids, but even as an adult it can be an interesting place to visit. The train ride under the glass was pretty cool. The ferris wheel offers a good view of the area, and wasn't too busy at mid morning.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larry J
Reviewed August 27, 2018

While this was a small attraction the kids really enjoyed the things they had there. We passed a total of 2.5 hours here. The favorite of the kids was the stingray reef. They loved that they were so energetic and took the fish from their...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janet M
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Last tourist stop on our 3 night stay in Houston. Building is big so we thought we were in for a treat. They advertise that the aquarium is in 8 zones so we were expecting big things. Husband thought we were in the ‘pre-show’ and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank laurafL5398TR
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We love downtown aquarium, and our kids do indeed. It is one of the must places to visit in Houston if you have young kids. Waiting for the restaurant is usually long, but you could check in, go for the activités or walk outside, and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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July 11, 2018|
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Response from maria s | 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