Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi
The Texas State Aquarium.
Know Before You Go
The Texas State Aquarium is part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and participates in the reciprocal program if you are a member of a participating zoo.
Parking is now FREE!
The Backstage Pass Tour is an additional $7.00/person, but if you really love the ocean, it’s worth it!
to see the daily Educational Presentation, and plan your day around the different animal talks and shows! Some are offered twice a day, and some only once.
The Aquarium has a grill that serves sandwiches, salads, pizza and snacks, or bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the picnic tables outside the aquarium. The TSA does not allow outside food to be brought inside.
I love the sea turtles! These animals were all injured in the wild, most often by boat motors, and are not able to be released.
During the Animal Presentation, they will feed the turtles lettuce, and it’s neat to watch them eat it!
Say Hello to Bo, an American Alligator! Learn about the success story of these once endangered creatures, and learn what you can do to help!
During the Animal Presentation, they’ll bring out a small alligator, and the kids (and adults) can touch it!
Meet the Aquarium’s dolphins during their presentation! There is a splash zone at the front.
Get there early for the Presentations, the seating fills up quickly, and they won’t let you in once it fills up! Early = 30 minutes.
You’ll love the great dolphin presentation above the water, but don’t miss going down below to come face to face with these incredible animals!
It’s so interactive! You can even touch, and feed, the stingrays during their presentation! Be sure to bring cash for food, and wear short sleeves so they don’t get wet! Once again, arrive early!
Hawn Wild Flight Theater
Again, get there early! This is the most popular show, next to the dolphins!
Bring a dollar!
The Touch Tank is open all day, so no hurrying to get here! Kids will love getting to touch all the little creatures inside!
Tentacles and Aquatic Nursery
The newest exhibit is Tentacles! You can observe jellyfish without worrying about getting stung!
The Aquatic Nursery has just hatched sharks, brine shrimp and more!
Be sure to go upstairs, which offers touch tables, a “fishing boat”, and a pretend veterinatian’s office for sealife!
HEB Splash Park
During the warmer months, the HEB Splash Park is a terrific place for kids to play and keep cool! Bring swimsuits and towels, as they have changing areas!
Owen Paleo Park
Dig for bones in this small fossil area.
There are some fun photo ops, too!
The new Caribean Journey will be amazing, and I can’t wait for it to open!
Maybe you don’t need 50 plush sea turtles, but the gift shop has a nice selection of souvenirs to remember your visit!
We found this guy just finishing an amazing artwork on the sidewalk, done all in chalk! Unbelievable!!
My daughter and I stayed overnight at the aquarium one year with her Girl Scout Troop, and we had an incredible time. We were able to do a service project with the aquarium, then after it closed and all the guest left, we were given a special guided tour before spending the night at the aquarium! For more information on scout activities at the aquarium, please click HERE
Things To Do in Corpus Christi
Ride along the beach and in the surf on a horse with Horses on the Beach! Click HERE to read more!
Pier 99 is located in walking distance from the Texas State Aquarium, right on the water, with a great patio! Click HERE to visit their website.
Schlitterbahn Resort in Corpus Christi just opened for the 2016 Summer Season, and their Stay and Play deals mean you can play all day at the park! Click HERE to read more!
Texas State Aquarium
2710 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi
Click HERE to visit their website.
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