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Texas State Aquarium

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Address: 2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
Phone Number: +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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not the biggest Aquarium but a fun way to spend a few hours

We got discount admission because we're members of the MN zoo That made it VERY affordable! Interesting exhibits and very helpful keepers along the way as you look at them don't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2016
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We got discount admission because we're members of the MN zoo That made it VERY affordable! Interesting exhibits and very helpful keepers along the way as you look at them don't be afraid to ask them questions they love to talk !

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Barrigada, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

This aquarium is very nice. The people are very friendly and it shows that they like where they work. I would recommend it to anyone who is traveling in the area.

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Gaylord, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We toured the aquarium on Feb. 3. We purchased our tickets online and received a discount. This was the best aquarium we have ever been too, with many staff around the exhibits to answer questions. We went to three shows/programs - sting rays, dolphins and birds. The programs/shows were shorter than most places we have been to, but liked it... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Be sure to take advantage of the free shows offered. They usually are in the morning and then repeat again on afternoon. Not as many fish tanks as a lot of aquariums, but their outside displays were wonderful with the ocean as the backdrop. Beautiful view of the USS Lexington next door.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Had a good laid back experience at the aquarium. It's under major construction (installing a Caribbean wing - will probably be a great addition) Lots of staff available to show off the animals and answer questions - they clearly love the animals. The location on the harbor is fun and you get that real indoor/outdoor experience.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Eagles, sharks, indoor and outdoor exhibits...and a coffee shop for cold adults. They are in the process of adding a huge new Caribbean exhibit, and even with the construction, we had a great time. Parking is very convenient to the location.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

My 9 and 11 year old enjoyed very much. There are many atractions like feeding rays and petting sharks!!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We've been members for well over 10 years ! Maybe 15... It ranks high in Aquarium and sea life education, research and over all enjoyment for any age. We take out of town family as well as yearly family visitors . Can never get tired of this amazing place. The kiddy water park is a great place to cool off... More 

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Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We loved our visit here!!! So much to see and do! I can't wait for our next trip so we can stay longer. The shows are great as well as all the tanks. You will enjoy it!!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

This is a lovely aquarium. It is not usually very crowded, parking is easy and restaurants are nearby. The workers are happy to answer any questions you may have about the exhibits. There is a fun water park for the children on a warm Corpus day. Great day visit!

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