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Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

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Address: 1462 1st Ave, Dallas, TX 75210-1010
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+1 469-554-7340
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:30

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Very cool hands on exhibits

We where there during the 4th of July fireworks. It was a bit busy but not overly crowded. Was really cool how you could touch a stingray, also up front there was a small tank... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2016
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We where there during the 4th of July fireworks. It was a bit busy but not overly crowded. Was really cool how you could touch a stingray, also up front there was a small tank with a volunteer that allowed you to touch a couple of unique aquatic creatures. My nephew was just amazed as these where not like his... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This was super fantastic!!! Have gone with students and just as a visit with friends. The activities were really cool and engaging. The entire place is something to see and OOOO and Awwww ....

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Clarksville, Texas, United States
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Took the Grandkids here and it was a really nice little aquarium. Everyone really enjoyed it and would go back.

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Cedar Hill, Texas
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I didn't know this place even existed. It's an old art deco building and the displays show it. But for a toddler it's great. The aquarium is small but the staff is very friendly and very good with small kids. The sting ray bay was really exciting for my little one. The parking for the aquarium is free but you... More 

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Puxico, Missouri
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58 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

While many of the animals kept by the Dallas Children's Aquarium at Fair Park are rescues, the conditions in which they are kept are very depressing. For the smaller animals, the small, confining tanks may be appropriate, but for the larger animals, such as sharks and sea turtles, which migrate hundreds of miles a year in the wild, the conditions... More 

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Thank Travis R
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place is great for children. Especially the stingray bay. The children thoroughly enjoyed being able to touch the rays. The albino alligator was enjoyable too. Would thoroughly recommend a day out there too.

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MILWAUKEE
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

not much but a small place, feeding the Stingrays is the best. you can feel them and they come up to you to eat.

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Thank FD1975
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

This is a nice place for kids. My daughter liked looking at all the fish. It's not very big. But it's worth going. There is also other stuff to do.

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MINNEAPOLIS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I took my 9 yr old daughter to this aquarium and she loved it. The price was appropriate and there was FREE parking. We enjoyed learning about the different aquatic animals. The stingrays were the best!! Definitely would go here again.

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Had a great time with my grandson. He really enjoyed it. The staff is very nice. It is a good place to take younger ones as the exhibits are easy for them to see and it is geared towards the smaller stature so you don't have to pick them up to see everything. They can move about freely and take... More 

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