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Texas State Aquarium

#4 of 88 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 via mobile

It was definitely more expensive than I remember and it was cheaper for us to buy the year pass. Overall it was worth it. Our 2 year old had so much fun. She enjoyed running around looking at all the fish and sitting through the...More

Thank ksjph01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For 3 adults and one senior we spent around $137.00. You are able to get a hand stamp and leave and return if needed. Parking is free near the venue so by pass the lots requiring payment. There are many hands on options to touch...More

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great btime exploring everyting they had to offer. Enjoyed the live interaction with the stingrays. Kids loved it and want to go back.

Thank Emeterio R
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took my daughter here during spring break and it was so much fun!! It was my second visit and her first and there was a lot to see. We learned so much about the marine life in Texas!

Thank JMart22
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My teen daughter & I went after bfast & left @ 1pm (wish I had a granola bar in my purse, though there was a snack bar there) we liked the dolphin show, 4D shark movie, feeding sting rays, touching jellyfish & starfish & generally...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have lived in Texas all my life but had no idea of all the ocean species that live in and around the Gulf until I went to the Texas State Aquarium. Very educational, exhibits very well done and the live exhibits such as the...More

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

We're so glad you had a great time and learned so much about the ocean life in the Gulf of Mexico. One of the main reasons we opened the Texas State Aquarium in 1990 was to inform Texans and other local visitors about the incredible...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is small but amazing! They are adding on but it is an amazing place to take your kids! We stayed close by in Rockport for our second anniversary and went to the aquarium for something to do. We loved it so much we...More

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

Thank you for your review and your visit, and we're happy to hear you loved your visit. The construction you noticed was completed in May, and our new Caribbean Journey is now open to the public! Caribbean Journey more than doubles the total size of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The new addition was great. The staff we interacted with seemed very knowledgeable. The Whataburger 4D movie was really fun, must see! Only negative is they could use more seating and shade for the dolphin show.More

Thank Dawn S
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and your visit, and we're so happy you enjoyed exploring our new Caribbean Journey, including the Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater. It's also fantastic to see you had some great interactions with our friendly and knowledgeable staff; we always love to speak...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A little on the small side but clean, quality exhibits, time it around seeing the dolphins, splash pad a fun way to end it for younger kids. Teenager a bit board but of course he was. See turtles, otters, alligator and birds a bonus. All...More

Thank Brad K
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and your visit, and we're happy you enjoyed many of our sights and experiences, including the Dolphins presentation, the H-E-B Splash Park, and our Gulf of Mexico exhibits. We have also now opened Caribbean Journey, featuring 71,000 square feet of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed all of the exhibits. Touched jellyfish & small sharks. Watched the fish being fed by a scuba diver & saw a dolphin show. The Aquarium is very clean and easy to get around. Perhaps the memories of our first experience with a huge...More

Thank 441jodik
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the review and those beautiful pictures! We're very happy to see you enjoyed your time here and enjoyed many of our interactive exhibits like the touch pools in Saving Sharks and Tentacles. With our new Caribbean Journey exhibits and presentations, we are...More

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Are there any military discounts for the week of Memorial Day?
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
Any word on how much ticket prices will increase after the expansion? Thanks.
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."
Mary Ann Cortin... B
Any special pricing to get in for Martin Luther King day?
16 January 2017|
Response from TXStateAquarium | Property representative |
Yes, today, Martin Luther King Day, January 16, is Dollar Day! Admission is only $1, and includes parking. We hope to see you here.