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Texas State Aquarium
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 320 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.The Texas State Aquarium Association is a not-for-profit, educational institution that does not receive any city, state, or federal funding for its operations. 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's Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is federally permitted and operates under rigorous standards established by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Each year, thousands of protected, endangered or threatened species along the Texas coast become ill or injured. Most are brought to our facility with problems caused directly or indirectly by humans. The goal of the Texas State Aquarium's Second Chances Program is to rehabilitate, and whenever possible, return the animals to their natural environment. 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed May 6, 2012

For being an aquarium on the coast, there were not many exhibits and one of the main ones was shut down for remodeling (sting ray). I was very disappointed for the price. My son wanted to see sharks, but there were only two. Very underwhelmed.

Thank pd1053
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Liked the dolphin show and the kiddie water park. We went on a weekday which meant almost no crowds. Very nice.

Thank Scott L
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

A must see if you are in the area! Dolphin show, stingray touch, shell touch tank, birds of prey show, animal encounter, jellyfish, seahorses, fish and birds from all over the world. And otters! A really fun and educational experience for all ages!

Thank Stacie R
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

This place was beyond awesome! We had to decide on ONE place to go and chose the aquarium and I am so glad we did. I was impressed with all the different types of fish and activities. Really a great place for kids too.

Thank Kris A
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

We have been here a few times and if it's your first time in CC this is an attraction you should go to. (Especially if you have kids) Also it's right next to the USS Lexington and there are a few restaurants in the area if you don't eat there. It is not a huge aquarium so you may be able to go through it under an hour. They do have attractions during the day like a dolphin show. Also they have an open tank that you can put your hand in to pet stingrays. You will park underneath the 181 bridge and its a short walk from there. Admission prices were moderate and the facilities were clean. It's a great place to see a whole bunch of fish and you get to see and learn about local fish/creatures first hand.

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