Dallas World Aquarium is Dallas’ West End is a beautiful aquarium and rain forest built in the old warehouses!
Know Before You Go
As soon as you arrive, get a daily Keeper Talk schedule, and plan your day around it! I love the Keeper Talks, they are very informative!
No outside food or drinks allowed. You can bring one bottle of water per person.
Strollers are allowed.
Arrive early in the day, when the animals are more active.
In addition to fish, there are lots of birds!
Keep an eye open for the sloth!
The kids were allowed to help feed the birds!
You would never expect to find penguins in Dallas, but there is are 2 species of penguins at the Dallas World Aquarium, the black footed penguins from South Africa and the Blue Penguins from Australia and New Zealand. They have daily keeper talks for both species!
On our first walk-thru, the jaguar was asleep in it’s “room”, but we made a second tour and were delighted to not only find the jaguar out and about, but many other animals we missed the first time!
Not many aquariums have a history, but the DWA is unique in that when choosing a site for the new aquarium in 1992, they chose to not raze the two historic 1920’s warehouses that stood on that location, but rather to renovate them to fit their needs. Today you can see the old exposed brick peeping out from behind cascades of tropical plants.
Trinity Railway Express
Skip the drive into Dallas and ride the TRE, which stops at nearby historic Union Station! Click HERE to read more!
Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N. Griffin St. Dallas
(214) 720 – 2224
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