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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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Best place to spend the day...

My kids really enjoyed the aquarium exhibits specially the dolphins. The authors were really cute... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Jason S
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Got to touch stuff

We had a fun times. Great exhibits. There were so many things you could touch like starfish, sea... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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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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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My kids really enjoyed the aquarium exhibits specially the dolphins. The authors were really cute the pet friendly touching of this year jeans and those small raise we're kind of cool too. They have an elevator so there is an a lot of climbing stairs...More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your day at the Aquarium and had some rewarding up-close interactions with our animals. We'll be offering our guests even more engaging animal experiences with Caribbean Journey, opening May 2017. See flamingos, bats, sharks, tropical birds and fish and...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We had a fun times. Great exhibits. There were so many things you could touch like starfish, sea erchin, sharks, sting rays, and jelly fish! I like feeding the sting rays were the best.More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

We're so glad you had a great time. We always strive to give our guests interactive and engaging experiences to bring them closer to ocean life, including our touch pools with moon jellies, stingrays, sharks, and more. We'll be bringing our guests even more interactive...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

What a great visit we had at this well maintained and staffed aqarium. Every half hour there was a demonstration at an exhibit with information about the animals: dolphins, otters, turtles, rays, and Giant Atlantic Octopus! The staff were friendly and eager to tell visitors...More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

We're so happy to read that you had a great time at the Aquarium, and it seems you had an all-around great experience with our exhibits, presentations, and our Guest Services. Our Aquatic Nursery, containing bamboo shark eggs, is always of interest to our guests,...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Aliitle pricy you will think when you buy the ticket but we found it well worth the money. Be prepared to spend three plus hours and don't rush you visit. Take in all the shows. The dolfin and stingray shows were my favorites. The staff...More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and for your advice for our other guests. We definitely encourage our guests to take in all of our available presentations in addition to our exhibits to make the most of their time at the Aquarium. This includes...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Breathtaking experience. Very clean, educational shows were impressive. The up close encounters were mesmerizing. The price was fair. I will definitely return.More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

We're so happy to hear you had a great time at the Aquarium. From our multiple touch pools where you can get hands-on interactions with starfish, jellyfish, sharks and more, to our Dolphins and Wild Flight presentations, we always strive to give our guests and...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a top-notch aquarium although it is a little pricey to visit. It was more than $40 for 2 adults. It is extremely good for children and has a lot of educational and "touch" programs.More

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for your review and for visiting the Aquarium! We always strive to provide interactive and engaging experiences for our guests to teach about ocean life and conservation, so we're glad to hear you enjoyed that aspect. Regarding our pricing, we are a private...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great time I'm at this aquarium beautiful creatures and the hands-on experience was great! Would definitely recommend this place to visit when you in or near Corpus Christi

Thank Nancy V
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed seeing the Aquarium's beautiful animals - we always strive to provide our guests with an interactive and engaging experience to teach about ocean life and conservation. We hope to welcome you to the Aquarium again soon.

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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Always fun to get out with the kids and check out some fish. Everybody always has a great time. Now that there's good food and drinks, makes it even easier to spend more time. Waiting for the new addition in 2017, should be exciting.More

Thank James F
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

Thank you for your visit, and we're overjoyed to hear that you had a great time. We're especially happy that you enjoyed the food at Shoreline Grill and Café Aqua. We're also excited about Caribbean Journey, opening in May 2017. Our guests will experience a...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Spent about 3 hours. Watched a few shows. Enjoyed exibits. Very informative, staff answered lots of questions.More

Thank Linda C
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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

There's definitely a lot to see at the Aquarium, and we're so happy you were able to come out to take it all in. We always strive to provide engaging and interactive exhibits and presentations to teach about marine life and ocean conservation, and our...More

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Great TEXAS marine experience at the bay and educational suitable for all ages, ADA accessible, great fun

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TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2017

We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your time at the Aquarium. We always strive to provide an educational, engaging, and interactive experience for all of our guests. We look forward to welcoming you to the Aquarium again soon!

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telisahall
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$34.95, I think.
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We stayed at Hotel Deville and they offered discount tickets.
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