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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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Worth the visit.

Small but nice aquarium. We really enjoyed the exhibits and shows. Probably best for families... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Tomi M
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Best of the best

I love this aquarium. We get yearly passes and every time we have family from out of town this is... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Isabel S
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Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 460 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. 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 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” (549 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Small but nice aquarium. We really enjoyed the exhibits and shows. Probably best for families with young children.More

Thank Tomi M
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you for your feedback, and we're happy to see you enjoyed our exhibits and presentations. We'll soon be opening Caribbean Journey in May 2017, which will double the Aquarium's size and feature encounters with flamingos, bats, sharks, and other exotic species. We look forward...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I love this aquarium. We get yearly passes and every time we have family from out of town this is the place we take them. I go once a month just to relax. Love the shows. Food is good and friendly employees. I can't wait...More

Thank Isabel S
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

We're happy to have you as members and repeat guests of the Aquarium. We're glad to see you consistently have a great time here, and we're excited to offer a whole new set of experiences with Caribbean Journey, opening in May 2017. You'll be immersed...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Extremely busy during Spring break hard to see exhibits. Prices are high due an aquarium. Location is excellent.More

Thank Jennifer G
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hello, and thank you for your feedback. Spring Break in Corpus Christi is quite popular, and we see a significant increase in attendance, but we do our best to accommodate all of our guests, including extending our operating hours from 9am-7pm. However, we apologize for...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The kids loved it, a little costly, bit we had a great time, the dolphin show was great, There is different things to see as far as marine life goes, and they do have a small splash park, for the little onesMore

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Hello, and thank you for your feedback. We're glad to see you had a great time and enjoyed the H-E-B Splash Park and the interactive exhibits and the dolphins presentation. The Texas State Aquarium is a private not-for-profit institution and receives no operating support from...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Crowded great for a 5 year old. Not to baby friendly. I have a 10 month old. But for a 5 year old it's great. Changing rooms for kids to change and get wet in a water type park area. You can sit and eat...More

Thank David G
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

We're glad to see you had a great time with your family, as we always strive to provide a fun and engaging environment for kids of all ages, including in Owen's Paleo Park and the H-E-B Splash Park. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

It was cold one day, so we checked out the aquarium. We loved the dolphins and the otters! It was about what we expected, not super deluxe but a fun few hours to spend as a family.More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Thank you for visiting the Aquarium - we make for a great place to visit no matter what the weather. It's great to see you enjoyed seeing the dolphins, otters, and our other species. In May 2017, we will be providing even more exciting animal...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Our 7 year old had a blast and we did too. Sharks, the Otter and the Octopus were our favorites. We ate at the downstairs cafe and it was pretty good. The gift shop is really nice too.More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

We're so happy to see you had a great time at the Aquarium with your family. Merlin and Ari the otters and Otis the giant Pacific octopus are definitely some of our guest's favorites. It's also great to see you enjoyed your meal at Shoreline...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

This place is just insane expensive!! For 4 of us it was almost $100 just to get in. It was just ok compared to some other aquariums I've been to. I think I just get sad seeing dolphins and such trapped in tanks.More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Hello, and thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. With presentations available every half-hour around the Aquarium and more than 3,000 animals representing more than 320 species, we work hard to offer engaging opportunities to our...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

In Corpus Christi there is no better place to go with kids. None. Also great for adults. Will get better still in May with new Carribean journey addition, a huge atrium display.More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

We're so happy to see you enjoyed your time at the Aquarium. We've always strived to provide our guests of all ages with interactive and engaging experiences. In May 2017, we will also be adding Caribbean Journey, which will more than double the total size...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Small aquarium that does an excellent job on their exhibits. Opens @ 9a, $25 for adults, parking is free. Scheduled events are evenly planned so you can hit them all. Dolphin show is fairly standard and if you want to get wet, sit on the...More

Thank tobynh
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

We're very happy to see you enjoyed your time at the Aquarium. With presentations available every half-hour around the Aquarium and more than 3,000 animals representing more than 320 species, we work hard to offer engaging opportunities to our visitors. In May 2017, we will...More

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Texas2Houston
13 June 2018|
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Response from Studio-Steve | Reviewed this property |
It is an open theater with coverage over the seats. If it’s hot, grab the seats at the top nearest the openings to the ocean. The get a cool breeze. I don’t recommend the show as it’s pretty sparse. You’re tune is better... More
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$34.95, I think.
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We stayed at Hotel Deville and they offered discount tickets.
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