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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
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"dolphin show"
in 530 reviews
"splash park"
in 91 reviews
"splash pad"
in 84 reviews
"sea world"
in 43 reviews
"touch stingrays"
in 21 reviews
"sea urchins"
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"sea life"
in 77 reviews
"new addition"
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"sting ray"
in 25 reviews
"hermit crabs"
in 24 reviews
"under construction"
in 41 reviews
"little pricey"
in 41 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 23 reviews
"all ages"
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"great for kids"
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"lots of fun"
in 27 reviews
"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This a great place to take kids and grandkids. A lot of things going on and great new things to see. Very interesting for all ages. Cost a little to go but it is worth it. Give it a try and you will like it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a wonderful afternoon here. We especially enjoyed the dolphin show and the taking flight show which included some four legged and feathered friends. It is quite expensive but if you go mid week and buy tickets on line you can save a few...More

Thank Sherri G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They have a good selection of shows including a 4D Shark Show and Dolphin show and aquarium exhibits to see.

Thank E C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A lovely place to spend a few hours, but not the cheapest, it’s a delight to walk around and see the various exhibits and the way they try to make you feel as if you are right there with the fish and sea life is...More

Thank 47wise
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The new addition offers multiple levels of a tremendously large tank for viewing sharks,sea turtles, stingrays,grouper and tarpon. It has a Caribbean focus. There is a toucan and python. Overall, 330 species are represented at the aquarium. Outside areas for otters, stingrays, bottle-nosed dolphins and...More

Thank Sharon T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful aquarium with more different types and species of water loving animals than you can shake a stick at. There are several shows that are 1st class and just the right length so the little ones don't get bored and cranky.It''s a...More

Thank Rich B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Apart from the animal you must see the 4F shows!!! I really liked that part. Unique experience!!! Kids and adults will love it. Take your time so can see all shows and exhibits. 3 hours recommended!

Thank Christos P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the aquarium in December and had a great time. We spent about 3 hours there and it was very educational with the different shows/ informational sessions they offer. It had a nice outside area where you can touch and feed the stingrays. I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only reason for fewer than 5 stars is that it cost so much! Over $160 for two adults, two seniors, and one child. The place was stylish and spacious, with a beautiful assortment of animals. I loved the friendly sea turtles and the show-off...More

Thank Ellen G
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy you loved your experience here including the sea turtles, dolphins, and the new Caribbean Journey experience!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to spend the day. The museum itself is very informative and easy to get around but if you need help or want more info there are staff people everywhere who are anxious to help and share their knowledge.

Thank Amy S
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy the Aquarium could help brighten up a gloomy day for you! We're also glad to see you received the fantastic customer service you and all of our guests deserve! We hope we can welcome you again soon for another great visit.

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djbjconstruction
8 February 2018|
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Response from Mike G | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. The entire aquarium is accessible. Elevators carry you to all levels. I dont know if they can be rented or not so call to confirm.
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Kaylee M
5 November 2017|
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Response from Bill P | Reviewed this property |
It’s included in the entry fee.
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adult 34.95 student 32.95 3-12yrs 24.95
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