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“Great aquarium”

Texas State Aquarium
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Owner description: 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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Harrisonville, Missouri
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“Great aquarium”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

The first time I visited this place I was in awe. I loved this place and thought it was great. The second time we were in the area we visited and I thought that it was a little small, but still great. Now that I've been to the Georgia Aquarium and have something much larger to compare to... I still love this place. Sure, it's not as big as some and may not have tons and tons of sea life, but it's beautifully put together. It's not so crowded that you can't see anything, the dolphin show is more educational and not cheesy like the others, and the atmosphere is just more laid back. I will definitely be back.

Visited August 2011
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“Ehh, could be better”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

some more animal shows would be cool...some rides would really make it awesome!! and they should make it a fine dining restaurant at night

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“Better than expected”
Reviewed 27 January 2012

We drove to Corpus and on the spur of the moment decided to visit the aquarium. It was worth the stop. We enjoyed the dolphin show the most. The tickets were kind of expensive, so if you can get them on a special online, do so. Definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed 26 January 2012

Went rather late in the day, but did hear two presentations. Good explanations, clean grounds.

Visited January 2012
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“Texas Aquarium = small and a little pricey”
Reviewed 18 January 2012

I visited Texas Aquarium yesterday. It was a little pricey at $16/a person plus $5 to park. I have been to several aquariums and it would not rank next to any of the big ones..but it was not too bad. They have 3 dolphins and some sea otters who are fun to watch. A touch tank for sea rays...A large tank with an assortment of fish. A tank of sea turtles. It takes about an two hours to see everything. I really enjoy the jelly fish tanks. I think it was best because we went when the kids would be in school so very few people there. We also did not attend any of the animal shows.
I guess in warmer weather they have a spray park for kids wanting to get wet and play in the water. All in all a little expensive for what is there for adults. One of the few attractions in Corpus though so it was something to do. I just hope it continues to improve.

Visited January 2012
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