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Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi

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Texas State Aquarium, home to more than 330 animal species, hosts animal shows and educational programs as part of its mission as an animal rehabilitation facility. Many animals arrive here ill or hurt, receive treatment, and then are sent back into the wild. Peek in on many kinds of water critters, from jellyfish, eels, and crabs to stingrays--some of which you can pet--sharks, and dolphins. You'll also meet turtles, birds, frogs, and other animals. Ask about the dolphin presentations, too. Texas State Aquarium is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Corpus Christi Edition.
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  • Went with my 7 year old grand son who went from one exciting exhibit to the next fascinating presentation. He was thrilled. It is not a Sea World but it is good family fun. Go early, immediately check...  more »
  • Nice shows and exhibits. Had a great time walking around. Make sure to check out the theater. The dolphin show and the Ray feeding.  more »
  • This place is not worth the cost of admission. $125 for a family of four and the exhibits are in the words or my grandson "lame". Does not compare favorably to other aquariums in the state.  more »
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  • The Texas State Aquarium is a fun and fantastic place to bring kids of all ages! There is a lot to learn about and there are plenty of informative and enjoyable programs to see. The staff here is amazing and are happy to answer any questions you may have about their animals. The new Caribbean Journey is top notch and boasts beautiful local birds and wildlife, as well as gorgeous marine exhibits. I definitely recommend this place!
  • The TEXAS STATE AQUARIUM is an outstanding venue. We had the pleasure of visiting the new addition and it should not be missed. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating from answering questions about exhibits to opening doors for our family. What a treat! From old to young it's very family friendly and everyone attending was having a great time. We'll be back!!
  • We really enjoy the aquarium. It's great as a family, and it was fun even before we had kids. There are multiple levels of exhibits with indoor and outdoor components and hands on learning opportunities. We petted sting rays, jellyfish, nurse sharks, starfish, and a land tortoise. There are bathrooms on every floor and elevators for stroller access. We got a sneak peek at the Caribbean Island Journey exhibit that opens May 13, 2017, and it is terrific. There is an upper level in a giant greenhouse with mangrove trees, flamingoes, and lots of places to look down into coral reefs, a shark inhabited ship wreck, and a "blue hole". Then you can go downstairs and see those same areas from underneath.
  • Much more to see with the additions made. Dolphin show was great, but only giving 4 stars because the sound system was not good at all. You could not hardly hear or understand the narrative. Speakers in the seating area would be great.
  • Don't miss the dolphin show, that is worth the price. The inside fish tanks are amazing huge and lots of them. Great shows just amazing variety. The 4d movie on sharks was great. Enjoyed it all. First time back in 20 Years, 10 times bigger.