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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 27 June 2016

Situated on Corpus Christi Bay next to teh Port of Corpus Christi the Texas State Aquarium is well worth a visit of several hours. It boasts a wide variety of fish, both local, national, and international. Large well kept aquariums are both inviting and educational....More

Thank brentrourk
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This place is full of surprises. Every corner is filled with something to do. No big lines, no big crowds and plenty of parking without having to walk miles to get to the main entrance.

Thank bobcat97
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Overall it was a nice aquarium. My son is a huge shark fanatic so he enjoyed it but would've liked to see more sharks for sure!

Thank amedina86
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Great place for kids but a bore for adults not to mention you will have to pay the equivalent to a small countries budget just to get in. Live shows were a big disappointment. Hoping more for education than entertainment. And by the way most...More

Thank Howdyhank
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

For a great day at the aquarium make sure that you get there early. You don't want to miss any of the great shows that the great staff puts on. Keep an eye on your entrance flyer so that you know exactly what time the...More

Thank Mj K
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

The aquarium was very nice and had lots of interactive exhibits. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. It is definitely aimed to kids, but we enjoyed ourselves. I was expecting more, but they are expanding, so we will have to visit again once it...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Dolphin shows like Sea World. Outdoor seating and indoor tank view seating. Lots of hands-on options.

Thank Mickie2899
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Three days into our vacation, we got up, ate breakfast, got ready and walked out on our balcony to see rain clouds forming! We could have let this ruin our day but driving in we noticed the sign for the Texas State Aquarium! We decided...More

Thank jimmycarter2016
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

My son enjoyed petting the sting rays. We went into the dolphin area and saw 4 dolphins (which I absolutely love) and saw them swim in circles. We walked out towards the boardwalk and took a few pictures. We didn't venture through the entire place...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

A little expensive, $45 for 2. The aquariums were gorgeous and very informative. One exhibit had a pink stork within petting distance. Was sharks, gators, seahorses, and a myriad of fish and sea creatures. The highlight of the day was the dolphin show - 4...More

Thank cindywhite10
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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.