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“Small but beautiful.”

Texas State Aquarium
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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.
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Sonora, Texas
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7 reviews
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“Small but beautiful.”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

It was small but worth the time. The staff were friendly and the aquariums were delightfully stocked with sea life.

Visited December 2012
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Very good aquarium”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Many great displays nd attractions including a pool where you can pet sharks (they'll never be confused with "Jaws"). The dolphin show was very good. Right next to the USS Lexington and between the two it made a pretty full day.

Visited August 2012
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“Very Educational”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

I have taken my middle school students here for an educational field trip. It was very informational and they allow the children to be hands on.

Visited May 2012
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Attraction”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

A nice place for young and old. The jellyfish were amazing. The dolphin show was great. The otters were a highlight. The bird show was nice but very short. All in all a good place along the shipping channel to take the family or visitors.

Visited December 2012
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Olathe, Kansas
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4 reviews
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“Fun day out”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

The shows were great! The aquarium is easy to navigate and a fun way to spend an afternoon out on a date or with the family!

Visited October 2012
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