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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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“dolphin show” (518 reviews)
“splash park” (91 reviews)
“splash pad” (83 reviews)
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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
+1 361-881-1200
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our family visited the aquarium during our summer vacation and we had a great time. The kids are still talking about all of the fun, hands on exhibits, we got to interact with.

Thank MNH40
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were not expecting this aquarium to compare to Birch Aquarium in San Diego but it does. We actually saw an octopus here where in San Diego we were not able to see one. We were very impressed by the number of sea life and...More

Thank nitpicky-traveler1
Reviewed 23 August 2016

took my grand kids for the day. They had so much fun running around seeing and touching all the different things. Very interactive we will go again

Thank gabrielleh935
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

It was the biggest aquarium we've been to with shows like the ones from sea world. It has also water works/ splash pad areas for kids which was a hit for my 5 y/o daughter. It's a little expensive but the smile on my daughter's...More

Thank Corpuz
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I joined my daughter this summer and while we visited my sister in Rockport we decide to take the grandkids to the Aquarium in Corpus christi. I've always loved Corpus Christi. Driving over the bridge and and the view of the Aquarium and the Lexington...More

Thank Eva M
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My first visit here. Love the Dolphin show, feeding the stingray, the turtles. Walking through the exhibits. Touching jelly fish. Had several people all through the exhibits explaining. Would recommend to anyone

Thank JoniBowen1962
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome place. Can't wait to return! Also looks as if they are adding on and expanding. The exhibits were great staff, friendly, and the dolphins were a delight.

Thank Damon B
Reviewed 19 August 2016

My children & I loved it! they have everything neatly planned out. We loved the dolphin show! We will be returning when we visit Corpus Christi again.

Thank lesliec562
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great experience at the aquarium!! My favorite was part was feeding the sting rays. It was very hot in the bird animal show even with the covered area.

Thank vegarcia09
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We went with our children and grandchildren and thoroughly enjoyed it. So much to see and lots of hands on activities. The grandchildren loved it. We spent about 4 hours there including the splash pad. Would definitely recommend buying tickets online to make it more...More

Thank mimi_in_Texas
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24 July 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
No, but sea world San Antonio does
jessica a
3 July 2017|
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Response from clarissa j | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they will be open. Have FUN!
20 May 2017|
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Response from Isabel S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and our aquarium was just renovated.