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Downtown Aquarium: Tours & Tickets

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Open Now: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510
+1 866-418-3474
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The aquarium is nice for little kids. Activities are limited. One of their biggest attraction is the white tigers which is a little different to what you expect in an aquarium. They do have a couple of rides that again are quite good for little...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank carolinah576
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved seeing the fish and the white tigers at this attraction. This is a fun attraction. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a good attraction for any type of day because its in side. They also have a train for kids...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank K2719CQalexas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the grandkids to the exhibit with the stingrays and to the aquarium tour. They had a blast, and so did we. They especially loved touching the rays. Definitely recommend.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 1RB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on 1st Sunday in November. Took no more than 30 minutes to walk round. Not many varied exhibits. No sharks as an example. Tanks looked dirty and poorly maintained. $8 to park. Sting rays kept in dirty water and looked unhealthy. Not worth visiting

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank bigrpc13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aquarium is rather mediocre and didn’t feel like it was properly maintained. good attempt on theming but the tanks looks rather dirty. There was ray feeding area where you could buy 4 small fish for USD3, and the rays felt like they were starved, didn’t...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Cpwee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarium in itself was quite small and could be done in 30 minutes, its a fraction of the size of London aquarium. I did not realise they held white tigers as an exhibit until we got there. This majestic animal was shown to crowds...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rhiannon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and brother in law wanted to do a family lunch that would also amuse the kids therefore we chose the aquarium the food was really good the restaurant did not disappoint

Date of experience: October 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So you know how many aquariums are layed out to be very sleek, elegant, and rather minimalistic? The Downtown Aquarium in Houston isn't like that at all. The whole interior of the building was designed to look look like the belly of a pirate ship...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank margaretl903
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tickets were a bit pricey, wish the aquarium had more to see, personally would have hoped the start to end to be more the 10 mins of sea life. Just cause I've neen to better aquariums for the same price, overall pretty decent. Beautiful views...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank chalanij93
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium is nice and clean but wow it’s small and for 45 dollars fir 2 adults and a 12 year old who we had to pay full price for . We took our time and were still done and dusted in 45 minutes ....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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11 July 2019|
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Response from BullNations | Reviewed this property |
No but may can find some Coupons online or in the paper perhaps .. maybe sneak in but I wouldn’t advise that as it is frowned upon and chances of getting caught increase more kids ya have lol :)
12 July 2018|
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Response from mgsanchez73 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can bring a dog to the aquarium, it does not have opened areas. I am almost sure you can bring your dog to Hermann Park.
26 June 2018|
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Response from Stacie M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see lockers but if you are just talking about your carry on bag, I would think you could leave it at the check in desk. It is to the right as soon as you walk in the door. I have called them with questions before... More