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Downtown Aquarium

Features Animals
410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510
+1 866-418-3474
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Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“ferris wheel” (173 reviews)
“train ride” (194 reviews)
“shark tank” (90 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510
Downtown
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+1 866-418-3474
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"ferris wheel"
in 173 reviews
"train ride"
in 194 reviews
"shark tank"
in 90 reviews
"day pass"
in 87 reviews
"nice aquarium"
in 41 reviews
"aquatic life"
in 32 reviews
"feed the stingrays"
in 31 reviews
"small amusement park"
in 23 reviews
"unlimited rides"
in 21 reviews
"carnival games"
in 19 reviews
"reef"
in 38 reviews
"fishes"
in 45 reviews
"petting"
in 49 reviews
"tunnel"
in 47 reviews
"grandkids"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There are a lot of different activities for all ages. The aquarium has a good selection of species. Enjoyed feeding the sting rays. The Bengal Tiger was gorgeous. After we enjoyed the carousel, ferris wheel and train. Several carnival games. Good for all ages.

Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Unless you have a house full of screaming kids that need to expend serious energy, there is no reason to come to this venue. The cost far outweighed the size of the place and then there was an charge for parking. If you are an...More

Thank 973B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I generally do not like coming to aquariums as it is sad to see so many animals in such small enclosures. My daughter really wanted to go, so we did. No lines on a Sunday so that was a surprise. Paid parking here. I think...More

Thank TravelGuest707
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We don’t have this business in Memphis. When you in Houston area you must go to Downtown Aquarium. This was out first place to visit when we landed in Houston.

Thank Bryan C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I brought my 12 year old, his friend and 1.5year old here. We were super excited because so far Houston's museums had been great. Then we got here.... We had to pay to park which at first seemed ok, then we paid $60 to get...More

Thank icewolf889
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really well kept aquarium with a stingray touch tank, rides, beautiful live coral tank and a good restaurant! I would highly recommend this for families and friends as a great way to spend a day and learn about the different animals they have.

Thank Cntrychica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good but for the price not by my calculations, not to mention the pay for parking.... in the restaurant you pay for a very expensive meal and drinks. We had one.. I understand its a business but people with a moderate income...More

1  Thank weeksj2015
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction was a nice adventure...other than huge fish it had small animals and and rides outside.The highlight was feeding and petting the stingrays,now that was cool...I don't know many people that can say they have done that before!

Thank Alison J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to stop here during our short trip to Houston. The entry for all events was $21 - most of the Park was closed and the aquarium took 20 mins to walk through. The Ferris wheel was ok as was the shark ride, but...More

5  Thank Jeremy H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this "aquarium" around spring break in the middle of March 2018 with family. You pay around $14 with tax to tour a less than 15-minute aquarium "experience," but not before paying about $7.50 to park, which is simply just not worth it. First...More

5  Thank Fernando M
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jerzie27
1 August 2017|
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Response from Michelle W | Reviewed this property |
You do not need a jacket. It is about 74 degrees inside
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gtaylor05
6 October 2016|
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Response from Dylan W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but at least it is covered parking!
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27 July 2016|
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