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Texas State Aquarium

#4 of 96 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
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Reviewed yesterday

I have always loved the peace and tranquility of an afternoon at an aquarium. I visited back in the 80's when it first opened and had no idea it had expanded 3 times. I will say this aquarium comes close to Chicago's Shed aquarium which...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Yes it can be a little expensive (although having a zoo membership that reciprocates discounts makes it a bit more affordable). In this case you definitely get what you pay for. There were lots of very friendly staff members everywhere to answer questions. The fish...More

Thank syates21
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so glad you had a wonderful and valuable experience here, and we're very happy that you received some excellent customer service and that we are among your favorite aquariums! We are the largest aquarium in Texas and one of the largest in the nation,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I hadn't been in a couple of decades, and this time I came back with my husband and teenage daughter. We all loved it. In recent years we've been to the Denver Aquarium--another huge aquarium. TSA compares very nicely. This one has the advantage of...More

Thank AliCat26
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're very happy we could welcome back with your family after some time away to show you how much we've grown and expanded over the years. It looks like you enjoyed many of our available exhibits, presentations, and other attractions, including in our new Caribbean...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I thought $34.95 per adult was high but with everything you get to see and experience, it's well worth it. We spent 4 hrs there and everyone enjoyed it. My granddaughter loved the bubbles that she could go into and see the fishes, and was...More

Thank Kathy R
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you and your granddaughter enjoyed our immersive and exciting exhibits, presentations, and other attractions. Thank you for your feedback as well on the Pepsi Shoreline Grill restaurant. We are currently seeing record attendance in summer and do everything we can to provide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has always enjoyed the aquarium. We recently went when my mother was visiting from Illinois. There are many different exhibits and species. The dolphin show and the wild flight show are interesting and fun. The new addition of Carribean Journey is huge and...More

Thank debi1998
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you and your family had another wonderful visit here and loved our exhibits, presentations, and other attractions, including in our brand-new Caribbean Journey. It's great to see as well that you had some fantastic interactions with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked the new attractions but they've also upped the price by $12 dollars per person. Love the splash area for the kids very cool indeed. Still the aquarium is nice its definitely not the best but very nice but a little pricey.More

Thank Alonzo L
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad you loved your visit and enjoyed the new Caribbean Journey exhibits, presentations, and other attractions. We've always strived to give our guests a positive and valuable experience, and are able to provide many attractions, including wildlife presentations and feedings, the H-E-B Splash Park,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and his cousin had a blast seeing all the "fishies", sharks and birds! Would highly recommend going as soon as it opens so you beat the crowd! Thank goodness that's what we did! When we left people we're just piling in! Can't wait...More

Thank corgon9
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so glad you had a wonderful time with your family and loved your up-close encounters with our fascinating wildlife. Great advice on arriving early; it definitely helps with avoiding our busier times in the afternoon. Thank you so much for your visit and we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the aquarium like five years ago and now when they opened the new section a few month ago. I decided to visit it again and I was amazed with the new area and all the attraction that they have. I highly recommend...More

Thank ed23juar
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're happy we could welcome you back to show how much we've grown and changed since your last visit, most notably with our brand-new Caribbean Journey exhibits, presentations, and attractions. We hope you can visit us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are going here as a family event the USS lexington is right next door. It is the suckiest Aquarium I have ever been too of the 30 place I have been to. Spend the money on something better like the parks and wildlife...More

Thank Joel M
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, and thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. We are the largest aquarium in Texas and one of the largest in the nation, and with presentations available every half-hour, more than 13,000 animals representing more...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised it was a really great aquarium. Lots to look at and the staff is very knowledgeable. Loved petting and feeding the stingrays. Feeling the jellyfish was also greatMore

Thank Summer D
TXStateAquarium, Manager at Texas State Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your day here with our interactive and engaging exhibits, including the touch pools in Tentacles and the stingray feeding presentation. We're also very happy that our friendly and knowledgeable staff made you feel welcome! We hope you can join us...More

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Okieprincess99
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No, but sea world San Antonio does
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Yes, they will be open. Have FUN!
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Yes there is and our aquarium was just renovated.
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