Growing up in Dallas, I have been to the Aquarium at Fair Park more times than I can remember, but a few years ago it closed for renovation due to its age (it was built in 1936) and serious infrastructure problems. My daughter and I recently paid a visit to the renamed Children's Aquarium and had an enjoyable time going through the facility, looking at the varied forms of sealife from the local Texas species to the exotic such as walking frogfish, moray eels, sharks, sea turtles, and jellyfish. Out back is the new shark tank and sting ray tank. Intriguing and fascinating to watch the zebra sharks and bonnethead sharks (similar to hammerheads). The building is small but they use their space to maximum ability. The employees/guides are knowledgable and friendly. Great for kids and adults both. The entrance price is a bit hefty (well, they have to pay their employees and feed their animals, after all), and some people might not feel it's worth it. We caught a $5.00 entrance fee during the State Fair of Texas (it's on the grounds of Fair Park), which we thought was a great price to pay. I left a donation in the jar at the front, too. We enjoyed our visit a lot.
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