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“Worst aquarium-experience ever!!!”
Review of Downtown Aquarium

Downtown Aquarium
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$49.95*
and up
Houston City Tour and Admission to Downtown...
Ranked #60 of 273 things to do in Houston
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a rip off, don’t go!!!! We have been to over 10 aquariums and this was the worst ever. Highlight was the sting ray pool. Not recommended and way, way over priced!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank rockydogz1
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Great tanks with lots of different types of sea life. One particular tank I found to be disturbing but very informative was a tank with small pieces of white plastic just floating. Sign on tank read, turtles, sharks and other sea animals mistake this for food and eventually die. It just makes me sad how humans are tragically destroying the environment.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lorettae943
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

If you've been to the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, you'll be surprised to find that aquariums can get even smaller. This aquarium is small enough that my kids, who LOVE aquatic species, were done and bored in less than 30 minutes. The tiger looked sad, and it costs extra to just WALK into the stingray room. We were very disappointed for the price we paid for tickets, and then had to pay $8 on top of it to park in the outdoor lot. Very disappointed in this location.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ColoradoTravelsWorld
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Great trip lots to see and do. The live music was loud and obnoxious and the food was over priced for the quality. I don't mind paying for quality but that is not the case. Aquarium in Houston is an A

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank FamilyCamping9Kiddos
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

No question about it, this is one big tourist trap designed to take your money. If I hadn't have had this included in the City Pass I would have been massively disappointed. $8 for self parking and an additional $6 for a pass to ride about 4 or 5 young kid attractions (which they loved) the aquarium itself was tiny - we walked through it in about 15 minutes max. It was pleasant enough but just very small. As long as you have small kids then you will be able to have fun for a couple of hours, otherwise I'd skip it.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Traveler183563
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