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Downtown Aquarium

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Address: 410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510
Phone Number:
+1 866-418-3474
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.

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We went and totally enjoyed this beautiful entertaining place. There was a gift shop with lots of souvenirs. ..food was a little expensive but all and all a great find.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went and totally enjoyed this beautiful entertaining place. There was a gift shop with lots of souvenirs. ..food was a little expensive but all and all a great find.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved watching a new friend feed the stingrays. Only thing I could find that wasn't ridiculously expensive or something not my style that was still open after conference hours.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the aquarium during a weekday around 10am. There were very few people there, so we had each room to ourselves. The aquarium is amazing! The exhibits are very well themed. Everything was very clean (i.e. the tanks, glass, bathrooms, etc). The tigers were our favorite part. We also rode a few of the rides, the carousel, the ferris... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very great place to have a meal. While you are surrounded by Sharks, mantas and dozens of other fishes that are in a big tank that covers the main walls you can enjoy a very delicate and , glorious dishes . Nice and relaxing place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not a world class aquarium. But well presented. What's with have a real live white lion in an aquarium? It was a nice touch though. I saw a white lion in Phuket that just sat and did nothing. This one was active and interested in people. Great. The stingray exhibit was also interesting where you can touch them. Kids... More 

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Thank ArtBaron
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our visit here was amazing! They have lots of different species to gaze at, and the shapes of the Aquariums are amazing! The train ride through the shark tank was pretty awesome! It was also pretty cool being able to pet a baby stingray! Awesome for adults or kids or both!

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Houston, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice enough (though costly) attraction, but the food here is mediocre at best for the cost. So long as you are OK with this and OK with many families whose kids aren't a joy to be around - though of course, some are.

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Thank HoustonTXGuy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My 19 years old son and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. I especially appreciate coming face to face with poison dart frogs, jelly fish, huge groupers and most of all the white tiger, beautiful. At the end of the visit, we even get to touch stingrays.

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Thank counine
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lot of indoor fish tanks. Beautiful displays. nice outdoor train ride around for children with adults .

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to other aquariums around the world this one is pretty tame, I would only recommend it if you are trying to kill time in Houston. You can't walk through the aquarium at your own pace, instead you need to queue up for a train to take you through - we waited about an hour for a ten minute trip... More 

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