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“Fun for the family - especially the young ones”

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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Victoria, Texas
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Fun for the family - especially the young ones”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

For $70 for the four of us, it was a bit disappointing, not something I would do more than once, unless you have little kids who can just sit and enjoy the nature.... or run and play in the water park. (bring a suit and towel for them. Our boys were 17 and 20 ... while it was fun to see the animals, I think they would rather go see them in the wild

Visited April 2013
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Ballerup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Absolutely worth a visit”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Can be crowded but the way its build gives you the possibility to walk outside and get some air and that is perfect.

Visited May 2012
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Tyler, Texas
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3 reviews
“really cool”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

Kids loved it ! Dolphins were amazing and petting the rays was a once in a life time deal. Very nice people.

Visited April 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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“Small but wonderful!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

The whole family loved visiting this trip. The shows are fun, the people are engaging. The exhibits are interesting.

Visited April 2013
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Edinburg, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Always a Blast”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I've been to the Aquarium many times before and I am a member. I really enjoy it each time I go. The kids absolutely love it. It has its flaws here and there, but overall, its a great experience. The kids love seeing all the different animals and the shows they offer. The dolphin show is nice to watch, but there is such limited seating. I wish there was a bigger seating area. It's always a must-see attraction while at Corpus Christi. I also like the new splash park outside. The children love it.

Visited March 2013
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