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Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

#49 of 229 things to do in Dallas Features Animals
1462 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1010
+1 469-554-7340
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Great for kids

This aquarium is a little smaller than the other aquariums I have visited in Dallas but it is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
McKinney, Texas
Lots of fun, not much money

I took my 6 year old and had a blast. There are lots of things to see and touch and, because its in... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Sam W
Fort Worth, Texas
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1462 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1010
+1 469-554-7340
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This aquarium is a little smaller than the other aquariums I have visited in Dallas but it is really kid friendly. My favorite part was the stingrays, you get to feed them!

Thank sarahmgalloway78
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I took my 6 year old and had a blast. There are lots of things to see and touch and, because its in Fair Park, you can walk to the Science place, Museum of Natural History, and lots of other places.

Thank Sam W
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My 6 year old granddaughter loved this place. Accessible exhibits, plenty to see, friendly and informative volunteers. Highlight? Stroking the stingrays. She is a timid child but they amused her for a good 30 minutes. Very good value and probably better for small children than...More

1  Thank HMMs
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I hadn't been to this aquarium in many years and honestly was hesitant to go. It was my sons 8th birthday however and we have always gone to the Dallas World Aquarium in downtown as our birthday tradition. This year funds were a little tight...More

4  Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This aquarium was meant to be seen at stroller level and is very fitting for kids that age. My 1.5 year old loved walking around on a weekday when there were only a handful of other visitors. It didn't scare her as I expected, not...More

3  Thank RooibosDrinker
Reviewed 21 November 2016

My daughter loved it, they have small animals and fish. The penguin area is lovely. Would Def recommend

Reviewed 1 October 2016

Part of a short "adventure" trip for grandchildren. Excellent experience for a minimal price. Only downside is the long walk from (free) parking area. Helpful, friendly staff.wonderful exhibits. Opportunity to see sharks fed....All three grandchildren loved it.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 16 September 2016

It was perfect for my 1 year old grandson. Most things are in view from a stroller! There was lots of movement in most of the displays so he could spot the various specimens. It is a VERY small exhibit so I wouldn't recommend it...More

Thank TLS56852
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Took our little ones here for a family vacation, and they really enjoyed themselves as did my boyfriend and his brother. The aquarium can be a bit confusing to locate because it is on the State Fair property but easy enough to find, if you...More

Thank Angelica C
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We went mainly so the kids could feed the stingrays, but this aquarium is the right size for younger kids to explore. Recommended!

Thank SuziQinTexas
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Tammie M
Are the attractions wheelchair accessible? Can a child confined to a wheelchair see the aquatic life?
3 March 2016|
Response from K B | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, wheelchair accessible...
Anita G
What is the price for adults and children?
29 July 2015|
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Response from GigglingGirl | Reviewed this property |
A day admission is $8 for anybody aged over 11 and $6 from 3-11 years old if you've children younger than 3 they are free. It differs though if you have a zoo membership etc but I didn't so paid above.
What's the price for adults and kids
26 April 2015|
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