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Downtown Aquarium, Houston

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
2.6/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
In addition to 200 aquatic species and a variety of exhibits, Downtown Aquarium also features a restaurant, games and rides, and a ballroom for events. The complex, housed in two repurposed downtown buildings, boasts almost 2 million l (530,000 gal) of tanks. Visit themed areas, such as the Louisiana Swamp, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rainforest, and more, all filled with their associated creatures. Hop on board the site's train for a loop of the entire facility, passing the shark tank and revving through glass aquarium tunnels. If you work up an appetite, enjoy a meal at the restaurant, where you can dine on seafood specialties in front of one of the main display tanks. Visit the website to make reservations and get information on special events. Take a look at our Houston trip generator to schedule your visit to Downtown Aquarium and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A good option in the Center, is a small place that allows you to keep visiting more places. You must take the internal train. You can walk through the Park from the outside. It is a great place.
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  • It is smaller that we expected but it is really nice and has a lot of info and species ( variety ) we really enjoyed the day ! There are outdoors activities that we encourage to do it ! 
  • It's a place where you can learn a lot about other living creatures you didn't even know existed.. definitely a real good experience.. 
  • Liked very much, my only complaint it's that although it's a great aquarium I would like more fish and exhibits. I guess they follow the quality is better than quantity idea, anyway they have a solid show and the locations itself is great. Their weekly deals are great and they also offer some other activities throughout the summer for free. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is good. I love how the waiters take the time to explain more about the tanks and the fish. It was nice to enjoy the tank and the view as we ate. The aquarium can get crowed in the evening but overall my family and I enjoyed our visit.
  • This is a very nice place. I loved everything from here. the exhibits were awesome looking. The outside part of the park was fun with great music that made me feel happy and excited all the time. Food and drinks from the restaurant upstairs were delicious and awesome view while eating with the incredible aquarium in there. I could keep going on but you just have to go!
  • Fish are cool. The shark trolley was great, and a relaxing ride. Sharks swim all around and over you while you go through the tunnel. There is a petting area for the sting rays. I didn't try the restaurant so these stars are not based on the restaurant.
  • Our experience at Downtown Was terrible, We bought 5 Citypasses and to get our booklets was a huge deal... We waited for over 40 mins, Then We asked to talk to the manager. She wasn't Helpful at all...... We will never buy the Citypasses on line again!!!! On top off everything, They charge for the parking at the end. So, Traffic was awful. We'll think it twice, before we go again!!!
  • I bought four all day passes for myself, my wife, and my 3 and 6 year old. For almost $90 I expected to have lots of fun and spend lots of time there. After less 2 hours we had already seen and done all there was to do. We did a few of the rides more than once, but overall I was pretty disappointed with the experience for how much it cost. If we could have spent less money and had fun for two hours, I would probably raise my rating. But, for how much it cost and how long the fun lasted, 3 stars is the best I can offer.
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