Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi

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#2 of 13 in Zoos & Aquariums in Texas Gulf Coast
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. Put Texas State Aquarium on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Corpus Christi trip website .
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  • Was a wonderful aquarium to visit. A lot to see and even interact with. Can pet stingrays and small sharks with supervision. My family and I spent 5 hours here to see everything and was well worth it.  more »
  • Great family fun place!! All of the staff are friendly and informative. Love the new additions - especially the 4-D theatre!  more »
  • We went with our granddaughters who have memberships because they live in area , they go on a regular basis just pop in after school or weekends always something different going on When we went I was ...  more »
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  • A great place for the whole family. Even if you’ve been before, it’s time for another visit. They’ve added an entire new section to the aquarium called the Caribbean Jungle. It has free flying birds, a two-toed female sloth, a macaw, a toucan and other natural species in an open and natural lit area. Be certain to visit all three floors. The Caribbean Sea is on the bottom floor and has incredible underwater views. Just about the nicest people staffed here. Everyone was welcoming and professional. If you’re visiting our beautiful city, the aquarium is a must-see. Your kids will have the time of their lives.
  • Went with my husband for my birthday, it was amazing! There was so much to see I feel like we could have gone for a week straight and I still feel like I would've missed something. It is a great place to go alone or with a group. You can go with friends or family and everyone will have a good time. Different things to do for all age groups. Give this place a try, you will not regret it.
  • We enjoyed our visit, just not the price. I felt like the price did not match the things to do. We were not able to see most of the shows because seating was taken, and filled up fast. We saw it was necessary to get to a show probably 30 min before it started to get an actual seat. Overall we did enjoy our visit.
  • So much great family fun! It's a little pricey, but definitely worth it. This facility is world class, very well staffed, and is good for a whole day of fun with the whole family. They have some amazing tanks which you can see from all directions, under, over, or all around. The animals look all very well taken care of, and there is a consistent message of conservation. They have a big splash pad area where the kids could spend some time for sure. There's a food court like area downstairs near the splash pad also. Lots of nice clean bathrooms all around. Very accessible layout and construction. There are also a few areas that look like they're available for events, which would be some faaancy events for sure.
  • Love love ❤️❤️❤️❤️ this aquarium!!!! This is my favorite aquarium and I’ve been to several! Before entering I didn’t like the price but after seeing all of it, it was well worth it. I recommend catching the shows too! Very entertaining. I think the coolest thing I got to see was the Octopus 🐙 it was a lot bigger than ones I had seen at other aquariums, practically scared me cuz was right on it when I realized what it was! I was looking for something smaller! But dolphins are my favorite so the dolphin 🐬 show was definitely the highlight for me.
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