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Downtown Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 20:30
Open today: 10:00 - 20:30
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Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:30
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510
Downtown
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+1 866-418-3474
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We combined it with dinner there and it was really fun. Try to go not on weekends and make a reservation ahead if possible. There is a little outside amusement park. You can make pics driving through the shark tunnel. Good food and drinks, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniela L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every fish tank was immaculately clean with crystal clear water. All of the fish and other wildlife looked healthy and vibrant.... maybe except that huge eel that was hiding. We got the full pass, rode the train, ferris wheel, and merry go round. Great for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank blfranks
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with HIGH expectations and left very disappointed. When you go expect to hand them your wallet . This place was expensive and over rated. My five year old had fun with the fish displays but as a parent I found it to be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CHUPALARRY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent several hours here, walking though the kind of small aquarium exhibit, riding the rides, feeding the rays, and enjoying a fabulous dinner. The tank in the restaurant was really the highlight of the visit, as well as the shark tunnel/train ride that cost...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tonyam16
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sea life exhibits are excellent and the staff very friendly and courteous. Plan on at least 3 hours for this attraction, and it is pricey. Casual dress is appropriate

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting Houston, and went here with the children. We had such a great time! This is an Aquarium and mini Amusement Park in one. There were all kinds of rides, gift shop and a resturant all in one location. My children just loved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anita D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family had been coming here for NYE dinner for over a decade. The food was soooo good! It has the aquarium, which keeps our 10yo entertained. We ordered off the new menu and I totally recommend the stuffed poblano and the Chipotle seafood pasta.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1Mujer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not at all impressed with this place. Sad aquarium, overpriced food and the setting in the restaurant was not that nice. I was surprised they didn’t try to charge for using the restroom. I would not go back here and don’t be fooled...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jschwartz83
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not worth the money. The whole aquarium is very dark, tight corridors where it’s impossible to move through when there is a crowd. Exhibits were just ok, but not really many. Moody Gardens is a better choice. Over priced. Parking is expensive and it just...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit with family. In winter this place is bit cold but especially in late evening so avoid going with young children in late evening.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Becky1951
12 July 2018|
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Response from mgsanchez73 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can bring a dog to the aquarium, it does not have opened areas. I am almost sure you can bring your dog to Hermann Park.
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caribe18
26 June 2018|
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Response from Stacie M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see lockers but if you are just talking about your carry on bag, I would think you could leave it at the check in desk. It is to the right as soon as you walk in the door. I have called them with questions before... More
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jerzie27
1 August 2017|
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Response from G7308EYmichellew | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a jacket. It is about 74 degrees inside
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