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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 9 August 2016

They are doing a long needed expansion. Some areas are very dated. Parking used to be free, now $5. This is like a mini sea world. The workers seem to all be college students and they are knowledgeable, but there is nothing too special. Good...More

Thank profjake_sugar_land
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I took my family here while on vacation in Corpus Christi. It was a really neat and clean little aquarium! It has lots to see and very informative of the gulf coast. It also has an area where you can touch some of the marine...More

Thank Tomsawyerd
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We drove from San Antonio for an afternoon of fun. Using our zoo passes from San Antonio, we saved over $20. The shows were cute. I loved all the hands on exhibits. There was a nice water play area for the kids. We can't wait...More

Thank Sharla P
Reviewed 8 August 2016

For the cost, I was expecting a really great aquarium and was disappointed. It took less than an hour to get through the stuff inside, and the exhibits outside were small and difficult to do in the Texas summer heat.

Thank MomToTwinsPlusOne
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I took my family which consists of 2 adults and preteen and a teenager. The preteen loved it. He actually wants to be a vet when he grows up. The rest of us not so much. The exhibits were nice and there were about 4...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

For the State aquarium I think it is very underdone. The live shows are very short and a little lacking in content. If it is your first aquarium tour with youngsters, it is probably the right size. It looks like they are expanding or renovating,...More

Thank corbinr26
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The aquarium was awesome! My kids enjoyed the dolphin show and the bird show. The parrot was very cute and he put on a good show. The touch pools were great. We got to touch sharks, jellyfish, stingrays, and starfish!! The staff was great and...More

Thank Kriston J
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

They are under construction to do some more adding on to this still smallish aquarium. The dolphin show was wonderful as were all the sharks inside. It was a fun way to pass the time..I had just expected more.

Thank joy b
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Texas state aquarium was a good trip and the kids enjoyed it. Currently has an expansion project under construction and will improve significantly. Worth the membership if you frequent or live in the area and have children that enjoy aquariums.

Thank ScubaSteve39932
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

It was a nice aquarium but very crowded. I felt like I was rushing though the exhibits die to the people and traffic.

Thank Pena3family
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Okieprincess99
24 July 2017|
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No, but sea world San Antonio does
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jessica a
3 July 2017|
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Yes, they will be open. Have FUN!
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JennTwilley
20 May 2017|
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Response from Isabel S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is and our aquarium was just renovated.
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