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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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US$ 49.95*
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Houston City Tour and Admission to Downtown Aquarium
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US$ 39.95*
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Houston Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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US$ 56.00*
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Toddler Had a Blast

I was a little hesitant at first about visiting after reading reviews about how small it was a how quick you could finish everything. First of all, it is small. My husband, son... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Katy, Texas
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Katy, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was a little hesitant at first about visiting after reading reviews about how small it was a how quick you could finish everything. First of all, it is small. My husband, son (age 2) and I went and paid $60 to get in because we bought the All Day Passes. Price was a little high but my son enjoyed... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our visit to the aquarium took about 2 hours. We had the Houston City Pass so we went to this attraction. I really enjoyed it. It had a good variety of fish, nicely displayed and my daughters fed the stingrays! It was a nice activity for the kids. We didn't do the rides but they are there if you are... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stopped here a few times when we are in town. The atmosphere is very family friendly, entertaining. The food is typical American food with little surprises.

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Thank Sue J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for kids however not as good as one in Kemah the food is ok over priced. Your going for the atmosphere and kids

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

Not a lot of stuff here, but for Houston's only aquarium, it will do. I've never tried the restaurant so no clue there, but the kids area outside is really great (for kids, not anyone else).

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Thank brikadams
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our Family has visied the Downtown Aquarium many times, and will visit many more. It's one of our favorate places to go.

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely an "attraction " you can skip while in Houston. Food is so terrible, atmosphere even worse. Everything is fake, plastic, pre-frozen, mass-produced. Why would anyone like this place is beyond me. Please don't give your hard earned $ to this place!!

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited family in Houston and wanted to take the kids to a place where they could learn and interact with other small children, the Houston Downtown Aquarium has it! There were animal interactions with sting rays and other small reptiles. The educators were very knowledgeable and kid friendly. The small water park and rides are conveniently located at the... More 

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Thank Cristal M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice aquarium. Not huge but big enough. It has different sections or water creatures and other rare land creatures. The place also has a nice restaurant on the second floor.

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Thank Wathiq H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun Family Day! Downtown Houston Aquarium Great for parents of young children. The aquarium is surrounded by a small kiddie park that lights up pretty at night. The Ferris wheel it's greatest appeal. They had a train that goes through a glass shark tunnel. The outside park overlooks downtown Houston and has lit up horse carriages to take you for... More 

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