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Texas State Aquarium

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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
+1 361-881-1200
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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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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
+1 361-881-1200
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

We went in February and there was lots of construction and closed off parts. It's a nice aquarium, lots of good stuff to see. Be sure to go to the special shows every half hour, they were very entertaining. The staff for the most part...More

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TXStateAquarium, Public Relations Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2016

Thank you for visiting. Most of the construction you saw is work being done on our $50 million Caribbean Journey expansion, which is being built adjacent to our current building and will open next Spring. Our front entrance/lobby has been under construction and is re-opening...More

Reviewed 25 February 2016

Spent considerable time with the dolphins and talking with staff. Shadow and Kia are the resident dolphins that were born in the 1990's. They are spectacular mammals. Two new dolphins are currently being acclimated to join Shadow and Kia. The aquarium is on the ocean...More

Thank Marge7514
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed watching the animals especially the dolphin and stingray. I would recommend it to all ages especially fedding the stingrays (not harmful, trust me!)...

Thank Charmaine S
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

When you first walk in....there is THE most beautiful sight!!!...... The American Bald Eagle! The best experience? Petting and feeding the stingrays. ...what fun! This aquarium is fantastic and a lot more upgrades and exciting things to come. Check it out! !

Thank Jcsflyboy
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Very nice as far as aquariums go. You have to pay to park. But over all, nice way to spend time with the family or to take visitors. One of the few things to actually do in Corpus Christi besides going to the beach. They...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Aquarium doing some renovations but we were able to attend the programs. We enjoyed fact that was not busy so we had time to talk with trainers/workers and get first hand information. Apparently we were just the right day before spring break. Beautiful day with...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This great place to spend an afternoon. We were looking for something to do that was inside. The aquarium was the right answer. Great exhibits and shows The staff was very helpful in answering our questions. Great place for kids.

Thank JOE H
Reviewed 21 February 2016

awesome time as always. there adding on 60,000 square feet ready spring of 2017. but go before then and then after. awesome for familys and adults.

Thank jane l
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We visited with tweens in the summer. For Texas it's a nice aquarium. Our family is a bit spoiled as we've visited some of the best aquariums in the US. We've been to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Long Beach in California, Georgia Aquarium and...More

Thank SpotTVMom
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We were visiting Port Aransas and decided to head over to the Texas State Aquarium. It was a wonderful experience and we are so glad we went. *If you have a membership at a zoo be sure to check whether or not you qualify for...More

Thank momdadand4kids
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It’s included in the entry fee.
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No, but sea world San Antonio does