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Texas State Aquarium

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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
+1 361-881-1200
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My husband, grand-daughter, and I loved the Aquarium! Being from Mobile, Alabama, loved the Gulf of... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2016
A TripAdvisor Member
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Lame...

The Dolphin Exhibit was closed and the rest of the attractions were pretty limited compared to... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2016
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Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 460 different species are ready to enchant, entertain, and inspire you. Corpus Christi's most popular cultural attraction has welcomed over 12 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. 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 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 to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation.
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“dolphin show” (540 reviews)
“splash pad” (84 reviews)
“sea world” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
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+1 361-881-1200
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"new addition"
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"sting ray"
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"all ages"
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"great exhibits"
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Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

My husband, grand-daughter, and I loved the Aquarium! Being from Mobile, Alabama, loved the Gulf of Mexico exhibit . Also, the relationship with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, which is 35 miles south of Mobile. Lots of great volunteers to answer any questions. Gift shop...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The Dolphin Exhibit was closed and the rest of the attractions were pretty limited compared to other aquariums we have visited.More

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TXStateAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2016

Unfortunately, we had a pipe crack beneath our Dolphin Bay exhibit on May 22. The pipe delivered sea water to the exhibit, so we had to move the dolphins off exhibit to the back pools until the exhibit could be repaired. As a result, the...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

My husband and I drove down from Fort Worth Thursday, March 17th (and came home on Saturday morning, March 19th. We spent the afternoon at The Texas State Aquarium. It was much smaller than I expected, but it was the perfect size to see everything...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2016

We enjoyed viewing the aquarium and the stingray petting area is way cool. While here make sure and visit the USS Lexington docked close by. These two adventures go well together but a lot of walking for small ones.

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Reviewed May 26, 2016

Really enjoyed finding out about the Texas fish and other wildlife. It looks like they are really expanding their shark area so that will be cool when it's done. Fun watching the otters have fun . A fun was to spend a rainy afternoon.

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Reviewed May 25, 2016

I had hoped to write a glowing review...but I agree with previous reviews. Average, and way overpriced. I took my two sons and it was $52+ for the three of us. Plus the additional parking. (They were really pushing for us to buy a membership...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2016

Such a wonderful experience for families and individuals of all ages. The proximity to the live marine animals is superb. The new addition will be spectacular

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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

I love the aquarium and so do my kids. They have a little water park too and in summer time it's excellent! There are all kinds of animal and educational things for kids.

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Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Aquarium was interesting. We were allowed to touch sting rays, star fish, and other small sea creatures. This facility does offer a "food court", one can take in a quick show in a small area, there is even a splash pad for the kids....More

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Reviewed May 24, 2016

After reading all the fabulous reviews, my kids were psyched to go here. Our bad luck started in the parking lot as our youngest daughter stepped out of the van and into an ant hill and received several bites on her feet. Upon our arrival...More

Thank Teresa R
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telisahall
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$34.95, I think.
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yatata6
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We stayed at Hotel Deville and they offered discount tickets.
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Hello, we only permit service animals inside the building.
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