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Texas State Aquarium must visit place. Texas State Aquarium is all about state of art exhibits, discovering the life of ocean, having an insider view of the aquatic life and of the aquarium. Enjoy the sea in its depth; see animals and plants in the galleries.
Tips for a great visit
It’s advised that you should plan the visit and check with schedules of the program that you intend to visit.
For getting good seats, it will be better if you arrive some 15 minutes early for programs like Wild Flight, dolphin and other dive presentations.
If you have baby along with you then it’s recommended that you bring baby slings or backpack. This will make it easy for you to navigate around the crowded areas. Strollers will make problem for navigating in crowd.
It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes because you will have to walk a lot.
There are exhibits, shows and presentations done outdoors so visit when the weather is good. Visit during the weekdays as the weekends are heavily crowded.
Opens daily by 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Open days from Labor Day to February 28)
Opens daily 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. i.e. (March 1 through the Labor Day)
Closed on the Thanksgiving Day and on Christmas Day.
Shows/ Presentations/ Exhibits
Kids love dolphins and they get to see the dolphins getting trained. See how the trainers interact with aquariums dolphins and immerse yourself in entertaining act and informative presentations.
Wild flight show
Watch raptors soar through the amphitheater, meet up-close with the Texas natives as well as the exotic animals. This will also bring some wildlife conservation etiquettes in you. You will have a great time watching the furry and feathered aquatics.
Diver in the Water
See aquatic animals get there lunch and discover the wonderful habitat of Texas’ coral reefs.
You “Otter” know this
Otters are fun to watch and you will love to see them play!
A learning experience where you can touch the stingrays and also get to know how you can protect stingrays in their wild environment.
Meet astonishing reptiles. Touch an alligator, or get up-close with turtle and even greet a snake.
A learning tale which will explain how each of the sea turtles are unique!
Environmental Discovery Center
Discover things indoors! There are toys, different games, and many hands-on activities which are conducted daily for children as well as for adults alike.
For safety of animals and aquarium, no food or gum or any open beverages are allowed in indoors and in Dolphin Bay. Texas State Aquarium is also smoke-free facility.