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Texas State Aquarium

#4 of 91 things to do in Corpus Christi Features Animals
2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
+1 361-881-1200
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Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium! Thousands of animals representing over 320 different species are ready to enchant, entertain, and inspire you. Corpus Christi's most popular cultural attraction has welcomed over 12 million visitors since its grand opening in July 1990. Conveniently located on North Beach, the Texas State Aquarium is just minutes from Corpus Christi's downtown district, convention center complex, and museums.The Texas State Aquarium Association is a not-for-profit, educational institution that does not receive any city, state, or federal funding for its operations. Every visit to the Texas State Aquarium is a new and exciting discovery of animals that remind us all of our responsibility to those whose world we share.The Aquarium's Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program is federally permitted and operates under rigorous standards established by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Each year, thousands of protected, endangered or threatened species along the Texas coast become ill or injured. Most are brought to our facility with problems caused directly or indirectly by humans. The goal of the Texas State Aquarium's Second Chances Program is to rehabilitate, and whenever possible, return the animals to their natural environment. The Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The Aquarium's mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation.
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2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402-1097
+1 361-881-1200
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Reviewed yesterday

While in Corpus visiting relatives who live there, we were told of the expansion of the aquarium and decided to check it out. Being it was a weekend and summer vacation, it was very crowded, but well managed. The tanks, aquariums and other habitats were...More

Thank Gail B
Reviewed yesterday

I was shocked by how good this aquarium is and it far exceeded my expectations. As a long time scuba diver I can be a bit jaded about mundane aquatic life but this had me smiling in every exhibit. Great for the kids!

Thank Richard H
Reviewed yesterday

Neat place. Friendly people. Have not been since they expanded 50%. I'm sure it is better. Was particularly interested in what they explained about the octopus. Extremely intelligent creatures. Handy parking.

Thank mlandrum78130
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed the aquarium kids loved it. Bring clothes for the splash pad. Look for any deals or discounted tickets. AAA memberships or anything to pull down the cost

Thank G6001XSjeffc
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have a 12 and 22 year old. They both loved this aquarium. We have been to others and thought it would be more of the same, we were wrong. There is so much to see and do. Kids loved all the hands on attractions....More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They offer Veterans discounts. I have 5,4 &3 year old children who enjoyed all the sharks, dolphins, fish and waterpark. My 14 year old probably would not have enjoyed it so much as there is not much for older kids other than the fish. Some...More

Thank Tonya S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love taking my children here, new addition is not too big, but enough to entertain my kids. Staff is always pleasant, and helpful.More

Thank santamonica1234
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so glad you always enjoy taking your kids here; we love watching our younger guests light up as they see up-close our amazing ocean life and when they have the opportunity to even touch some of them. We're also very happy to see you...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great Aquarium that has lots to see! The only drawback is the high pricing. Over thirty dollars for an adult!More

Thank Jai100Owen
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your visit and your review, and we're so glad that you enjoyed our sights and other experiences. We are the largest aquarium in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, and with presentations available every half-hour, more than...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Pricey but excellent aquarium. Grandkids (ages 2-8) really enjoyed themselves as well as the adults Allow time to see all exhibits especially the CaribbeanMore

Thank James W
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Through our interactive and engaging exhibits, we always strive to provide an experience that guests of all ages can enjoy. The Texas State Aquarium is a private not-for-profit institution and receives no operating support from city, state or...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The exhibits were very interesting, We especially enjoyed the new section of the aquarium. The touch pools were a lot of fun.

Thank Jeremy M
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're very glad that you enjoyed the exhibits and interactive experiences available here, including our brand-new Caribbean Journey! We were honored to recently host you and your FFA students during your visit here for the state convention. We hope we can welcome you again soon.

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jessica a
3 July 2017|
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Response from clarissa j | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they will be open. Have FUN!
20 May 2017|
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Response from Isabel S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and our aquarium was just renovated.
Stephen D
4 April 2017|
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Response from TXStateAquarium | Property representative |
Hi Stephen, We are still determining our future ticket prices for the Aquarium including Caribbean Journey. Our current prices can be found by visiting our website and clicking the top tab entitled "Visitor Info & Tickets."