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Explore The Caribbean Journey at Texas State Aquarium



Years in the making, the Caribbean Journey exhibit takes the best of the Caribbean and brings it to the coastal bend region. Caribbean Journey celebrates the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Preserve, a biodiverse region in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Pathways wind in and around habitats teeming with life, including vibrant coral formations, cenotes, and a sunken shipwreck.This exhibit features a 400,000-gallon shark habitat, a 4D Theater, and hands-on and interactive exhibits.

In addition to its aquatic residents, Caribbean Journey is home to dozens of exotic plants, flowers, and trees found in the Sian Ka’an and are insulated by a film skylight roof.

Shark Exhibit

Enjoy our brand new 400,000-gallon H-E-B Caribbean Sea shark habitat! Explore sharks from above or below!

Visit the Sharks

Featured Animal: The Sandbar Shark

The Jungle

The Caribbean Journey begins in the jungle, a captivating exhibit showcasing the unique wildlife and geography of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in Mexico’s Eastern Yucatan Peninsula.

Experience the Jungle
  • Caribbean Flamingos

  • Emerald Tree Boa

  • Green Tree Frog

  • Linnaeus's Two-Toed Sloth

  • Red-Capped Cardinal

  • Scarlet Ibises

  • Keel-Billed Toucan

Coral Reef

Fish of every possible color and pattern dance and dart in the crystal-clear water, hiding among the vibrant and strangely-shaped coral.

Explore the Coral Reef

4D Experience

Immerse yourself in everything sharks with our brand new 4D theater. Featuring the BBC Shark film. This experience will immerse you in the lives of sharks and their underwater lives.

Visit the 4D Theater

Explore Other Exhibits

With 15 different exhibits, Texas State Aquarium offer visitors a variety of exhibits and experiences for their time at the aquarium. Learn more about the aquatic life in our region.