Over 12 million visitors have flocked to the Texas State Aquarium to get lost among over 4,000 wonderful fishes and exotic aquatic life. Having connected over 12 million people to nature and brought awareness to the conservation of the Gulf of Mexico since it opened its doors to the public in 1990, the Texas State Aquarium celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
With an endless array of interactive programs and presentations including daily dive shows, animal feedings, and “hands on” programs with sharks and stingrays, it is no wonder it has been named one of the Top 10 Aquariums in North America by the readers of USA Today, one of the Top 20 Aquariums in the U. S. by TravelChannel.com, and one of the Top 25 Aquariums in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.com.
Whether you are looking to relax in the underwater dolphin room (one of our Aquarium favorites!), cool off with a treat from the Pepsi Shoreline Grill or simply looking for a Splash Park for the kids, the Aquarium offers something for everyone. Stop in to be swept away with some of the most unique and intriguing marine life found in the world and be sure to ask about their Backstage Pass for a behind the scenes interactive look at what’s going on under the sea. The Texas State Aquarium is truly a local favorite and a must-see (touch, feel and learn) experience when visiting the Texas coast. Take the kids and your child-like sense of wonder and curiosity of yesteryear as you discover new and ever amazing secrets of the sea.