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Review of Texas State Aquarium

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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Fort Worth, Texas
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19 reviews
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

They have tons of amazing animals and a petting zoo. You can also go see a dolphin show. In the petting zoo you can touch stingrays and sharks. There are also smaller sea creatures to touch. This is a really good place for small children too because they will stay entertained. After you finish there the ferry is only a few yards away from the entrance and they will take you to another part of Corpus. My family had so much fun!

Visited August 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas, Usa
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“Nice to get out of the sun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

We went in Dec and it was cold out but served as a good indoor attraction. I suppose it would be the same if it was too hot to be outside. Great learning experience for the whole family

Visited December 2012
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Portland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Texas State Aquarium is certainly a must see attraction for any visit to Corpus Christi. It houses tanks that contain marine wildlife that is found in the local bays and estuaries and Gulf of Mexico. The TSA also exhibits wildlife from the Amazon Region. In addition, the Aquarium has dolphin and wildflight shows that are excellent entertainment. A day at the Texas State Aquarium is a day well spent.

Visited November 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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“Texas State Aquarium”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Corpus Christi has done a very good job in the way of informational value on the surrounding area and sea life displays.

Visited July 2013
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South Padre Island, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Dolphins ♥♥♥”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

I love this place so much! I love all the exhibits they have and my favorite is the dolphin exhibit. The food is expensive and even for a soda. It is expensive to get in & you have to pay for parking, but i understand the fees because they need to keep this beautiful Aquarium running, so i don't mind paying to get in. Im super happy it is here in beautiful Corpus Christi. Its one of my favorite places to go

Visited July 2013
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