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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
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+1 361-881-1200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have traveled to many aquariums throughout the US and we found this one to be very disappointing. The shows were very limited and unprofessional, to "supposedly" be the state aquarium it did not represent the many water systems "fresh" for example and spend an...More

Thank marcy j
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're very sorry to see you were disappointed in your visit, as we always strive to give our guests an interactive and engaging experience . Our presentations (held every half-hour), exhibits, and other experiences are designed to not only let our guests have fun, but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit occurred less than one month after a major hurricane struck the area. The facilities were great and the staff courteous. So many beautiful sights to behold. My personal favorite was the sloth in The Caribbean Journey exhibit. My granddaughter's favorite was the octopus....More

Thank nanarhonda6
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit. Thanks to the dedication and skill of our staff, we were able to quickly reopen after Hurricane Harvey with no damage, and our animals are all doing great! We're very happy the whole family received some great customer service from...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time since the new addition was completed. I've been going for years with my girls. What a difference! Truly makes it worth the cost of admission and taking the time to visit. It's beautiful and the new exhibits were much needed....More

Thank Rachel L
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you could visit us to see the brand-new Caribbean Journey, and we're overjoyed that you loved its new sights and experiences. We hope we can welcome you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place enjoyed our visit, took my grandson, there is a lot of things for kids to do. Close to the beach and restaurants also

Thank Brenda H
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're very happy that you and your grandson loved your time here and enjoyed the other restaurants and attractions in North Beach. We hope we can welcome you and your famiyl again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were welcomed by a host who opened the door for us to enter. After presenting our tickets, we went through the Caribbean Exhibit. I wasn't expecting to see Ibis, Flamingos, or a Sloth! They created an environment that was VERY nice. One of my...More

Thank D730VSlynnm
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience with us! We're so glad you received some great customer service and enjoyed the brand-new sights and experiences in Caribbean Journey. We're also glad you had plenty of opportunities to sit down and relax during...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very fun place to go for the day! Lots to see, and the animals seem very active! I would definitely recommend going here if you are in the Corpus Christi area--but I wouldn't make a special trip to the city for it....More

Thank Kelli H
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're very happy that you loved your experience here and enjoyed so many of our sights, including encounters with over 460 species in Gulf of Mexico and the new Caribbean Journey. Thank you so much for your visit and support of our mission to engage...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting on the ocean is very nice and within view of the USS Lexington and ships entering the port of Corpus Christi. Especially enjoyed the turtles, the Dolphins and the Caribbean Room.More

Thank Jim B
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, and we're glad you enjoyed the wonderful sights and experiences throughout the Aquarium. We're especially happy to see you loved the new Caribbean Journey, our rehabilitated sea turtles, our dolphins Liko, Schooner, Shadow, and Kai, and the view of the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the new remodeling that that taken place. It has doubled in size and is very constructed. Our grandkids loved the visit and we ended it with playing at the splash pond. Also, the food was delicious. Norma C.More

Thank norma387
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and your review, and we're so happy to see that you and your grandchildren had a wonderful visit with us. We're especially glad that you were able to see the new sights and experiences in Caribbean Journey. Thank you again,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had some downtime so stopped in for a look. Place is very nice and all of the exhibits are excellent. There are a number of touch pools, very helpful staff and a couple of great live shows. The entry fee is pretty steep but if...More

Thank Rich A
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, and we're very happy to see you enjoyed your time with us and received some fantastic customer service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We're also very glad you enjoyed the touch pools, wildlife presentations, and our other interactive experiences....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited the aquarium while visiting Corpus Christi and had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the animals and exhibits. It's a great place to take kids, and I really enjoyed it as well.

Thank WildHaireHiking
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed visiting us and had a wonderful time with your family. We hope you can join us again soon!

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