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Texas State Aquarium

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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
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+1 361-881-1200
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Reviewed today

If you are in Corpus Christi or if you are planning to visit the city, this place must be on your list. It's magnificent. It has a huge variety of marine life, reptiles and birds. It can provide educational experience and some sort of knowledge...More

Thank Markidis_Petros
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whether or not you are into marine life this state aquarium is a must see. Take your time and see all the different under the sea creatures that you never knew existed. Great place for families and people of all ages.

Thank kbliss15
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a great time. I love the new exhibit. I got to see the dolphin show. I was within walking distance from the Capri Beach Hotel. I also loved the turtle exhibit.

Thank dstrange
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad to see you had a great time and enjoyed your encounters with our amazing animals! We hope we can welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this! Aquarium is a saving wildlife specific to sea life and so you're not seeing exploited animals in cages they are helping them! The long shark tank is awesome and the films are a great experience. Loved it.More

Thank Candice L
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're very happy that you enjoyed your visit and were able to learn more about our commitment to animal welfare and wildlife conservation. Many of our animals are rehabilitated and unable to survive in the wild but have found new homes here and make incredible...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aquarium is the jewel of Corpus Christi. The fun all began after just a short drive over the bridge from downtown. It is now larger and better than before. A MUST DO if in Corpus Christi. I live here and I enjoy going every...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Aquarium with friends and were amazed at all the fabulous exhibits and attractions that have been added since our last visit. The children's water area was awesome, the sloth was lazy (that's what sloth's do), the auditorium was great, the dolphin...More

Thank cleversharon
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you had a fantastic visit here. It's great to see you enjoyed so many of our exhibits, presentations, and other experiences, including in the new Caribbean Journey. We're also very happy to see you had a wonderful meal at the Pepsi Shoreline...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean with tons of aquatic animals. There was a short Dolphone show we watched as well. They have the aquarium seperated in 3-4 quadrants, like the Gulf of Mexico etc., which was pretty cool. Nice air conditioned aquarium to walk through with serval outdoor...More

Thank Justin W
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you had a wonderful visit and loved exploring our exhibits and taking in the wildlife presentations in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. We hope we can welcome you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my Grandaughters who are 6 & 3 to play and see the "fish" !!! They had a blast .... Dolphin show, shark feeding, touching stingrays and tons of other things !!! Man, what a fun day full of eye opening things for them...More

Thank kimtye
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you loved your visit with your family and enjoyed so many of our exhibits, presentations, and other incredible experiences. We're especially glad to see you and your family loved the hands-on opportunities, the 4-D films, and and the other exciting sights and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Access and parking is easy. Handicap accessible. Dolphin show a big flakey, and other exhibits are OK for its size. Not Seaworld, but good for the location, price, and size.More

Thank Dan W
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We are the largest aquarium in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, and with presentations available every half-hour, more than 13,000 animals representing more than 460 species, plus attractions like the H-E-B Splash Park...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went today to the TSA with a group of friends, several of whom have mobility issues. We got there about 1:30 pm and didn't manage to see everything before they closed at 5. The new area is bright and beautiful, and the original side...More

Thank debvanz
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you loved the new and exciting experiences in Caribbean Journey and the other incredible wildlife and habitats of the Gulf of Mexico. We're especially glad to see you received top-notch customer service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff, and that you were...More

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Okieprincess99
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No, but sea world San Antonio does
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Yes, they will be open. Have FUN!
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Yes there is and our aquarium was just renovated.
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