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Texas State Aquarium

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Address: 2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
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+1 361-881-1200
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Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium!...

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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There is a lot to see and do at this Aquarium. Got to touch a jellyfish (couldn't even feel it) and a stingray! They also have a nursery where there were baby jellyfish at various... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is a lot to see and do at this Aquarium. Got to touch a jellyfish (couldn't even feel it) and a stingray! They also have a nursery where there were baby jellyfish at various stages of growth. Very interesting. They are opening a new section soon on the Caribbean and looks like they are expanding their gift shop. Bought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place gives you so many experiences that you would not get to experience else where. We were able to touch starfish, sharks, jellyfish, sting rays. All was an amazing experience toughing. They also offer many different shows throughout the day from fish feeding, dolphin show, and sting ray feeding. My kids loved to feed the sting rays. A must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there for about 2.5 hours. We saw the 2:30 and the 3:00 shows. The dolphin show was very nice and entertaining! The staff was very welcoming. Definitely recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This aquarium has every reason to be larger than any in Texas, and it's the best. Fantastic exhibits with the various fish and the pelicans. The staff here seems to have a lot of fun, and two of their members had some fun with a parrot flying back and forth to land on one of their arms. Don't miss the... More 

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and kind words. We always aim to give our guests a day full of fun, interactive, and engaging experiences to teach about ocean life and conservation, and our staff love talking with our guests and introducing them to our animals. Caribbean Journey, opening in May 2017, will expand on that experience by immersing our guests... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great well worth the price of admission. All the tanks and closures were well-maintained. The staff was friendly and helpful and the arrangement of exhibits is both beautiful and functional. Never have had such a great day of actual hands-on experience in any museum compared to this and I am 67. Easy and ample disability assessable throughout... More 

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you had a great time at the Aquarium, and thank for your visit. It's always good to see that our guests receive an engaging and hands-on interaction with our animals, since we've always strived to provide exhibits, presentations, and other programs that bring our guests closer to ocean life. We'll be continuing that trend with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this is one of the premier tourist and educational attractions in the state of Texas. It is outstanding and constantly improving so ones travel and/or education experience is always improving. It has exhibits for both the young and old. It features exhibits which identify with the Texas Gulf Coast as well as our neighbors in the Carribean.

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for visiting the Aquarium. We always strive to provide guests of all ages with interactive and engaging experiences that bring them closer to ocean life and teach about science and conservation. As you said, we are constantly adding and revising exhibits to provide our guests with the best experience possible, including adding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to live in Corpus Christi and never had the chance to visit the aquarium, but once we moved 2 states away I finally had the chance. It was so worth the wait. We learned so much about the local sea life and conservation efforts and was impressed. Take your wife, take your kids, because they let everyone in!

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit, and we're so glad to see you enjoyed a day of rewarding experiences with our animals. We always look to give our guests plenty of hands-on and engaging interactions to bring them closer to ocean life and teach about science and conservation. Caribbean Journey, opening in May 2017, doubles our size and guides our guests... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to take the kids. Plenty time mod indoors and out. Young kids really enjoy the splash pad playground (so,bring suits or clothes that can get wet) and kids of all ages enjoy the indoor outdoor viewing areas and wildlife/sea life shows.

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

We're so glad to hear you had a great time at the Aquarium. We offer up all kinds of experiences for guests of all ages, including touch pools and interactive exhibits to bring you close to ocean life. Our H-E-B Splash Park will add another layer of fun when it opens in March 2017. We'll be giving our guests even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Texas State Aquarium is a place for all ages. I think if you have kids, this would be a wonderful place to visit. It is a place for kids to see different ocean mammals. I loved it.

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting the Aquarium. We always look to give guests of all ages and backgrounds an engaging experience that brings them close to ocean life. We'll be adding even more exciting animal encounters in Caribbean Journey, opening May 2017. Walk through the jungles and seas of the Yucatan Peninsula to encounter flamingos, bats, sharks,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great attractions! Would definitely go back again!! Hours of fun and very educational. The pier was awesome too!!

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to the Aquarium. We alway strive to provide our guests with a day full of educational, engaging, and interactives experiences to learn more about ocean life. We're also glad to see you explored our wetlands area in the outside of the Aquarium. Here you not only get a great view of the U.S.S. Lexington and... More 

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