“Dream Night” for Special-Needs Families Held at the Texas State Aquarium

May 30, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – On Wednesday, May 29 from 7 - 9 p.m., the Texas State Aquarium hosted a carnival-themed “Dream Night” to provide special-needs children and their families with a private, modified evening to experience the Aquarium. This event, held as part of Aquarium’s ongoing Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and in partnership with Driscoll Health Plan, gave families who might not otherwise have the opportunity a chance to experience the Aquarium.  

Summer Dream Night activities included a carnival with games and prizes, a modified dive show, animal encounters and educational experiment stations. “SMALLFOOT 4D Experience®” in the Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater, will also be available at 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m.


To inform guests with sensitivities about upcoming experiences, “What to Expect” signage will be placed at select exhibits and “calm zones” will be provided for guests.  Dream Night is invitation only and tickets have been distributed in partnership with local service providers and some local school districts.

For more information about future Diversity & Inclusion Initiative events and programs, interested parties can email Ann Vlach at avlach@txstateaq.org.

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