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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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  • Average26%
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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
+1 866-418-3474
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s super cool , nice environment and view of gigantic tank fish . Food es great and service too. 100 % recommend.

Thank cesarrdzjr75
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had purchased the Houston city pass and the Aquarium is part of the deal. I'm glad I did not pay for it on its own. We visited on a Sunday after a Houston Astros Baseball game. We had walked around the Aquarium exhibits and...More

Thank stevenH4355
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place, really good for families. The food is okay, but the fish in the multistory fish tank is why you come. Make the time to go next door to the actual aquarium. You can fill several hours here.

Thank Bilinda M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The main aquarium was awesome! Toured it on a week day afternoon, wasn't packed!! We took our time going through it. In your admission you choose one of the exhibits to see (sting ray or sharks) or pay for both... Wish the information was in...More

Thank Shannon T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to experience at least once. I think there could be more to offer for what we paid for admission. The kiddos in our group enjoyed it, but were over it quickly.

Thank Ann-Marie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved the aquarium and enjoyed the restaurant. The food was wonderful. I can’t wait to go back when it is cooler. I was not able to do outside activities because of heat and rain.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've lived almost 9 years in Houston and never been here! I saw a note in a mom's forum for buy one get one free all day- everything included pass for Saturdays in September. We have a free Saturday so myself and daughter went. The...More

Thank IanHR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of our children loved this place. We get to see many different types of fish species which was new to us. it was a bit overcrowded but I guess it was the weekend.

Thank Dream760527
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We paid for the all day bands and felt like it was worth the money. We rode the train, ferris wheel, carousel, went to the stingray reef and the aquarium exhibit. There were more rides included, but we were there with our 1 year old...More

1  Thank Megbabyy24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park appears smaller than most aquariums, but once you enter, you will be surprised in a good way. There is a beautiful indoor White Tiger exhibit. There is also a train ride that takes you to large tank housing various shark species. One saw...More

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12 July 2018|
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Response from maria s | 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.
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
1 August 2017|
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Response from Michelle W | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a jacket. It is about 74 degrees inside