"Dream Night” For Families with Special Needs Held at the Texas State Aquarium

June 13, 2023

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – On Friday, May 19th, the Texas State Aquarium hosted a luau-themed “Dream Night” to provide children with special needs and their families a private, modified evening to experience the Aquarium. This event is in partnership with Driscoll Health Plan.

Summer Dream Night activities included animal encounters, a 4D movie, a dive show, and modified DOLPHINS! presentation, as well as activity and resource tabling booths, provided by various local organizations. Special Hearts in the Arts, a local non-profit that provides performance opportunities to individuals with special needs, performed a fun and vibrant musical number for attendees.

To inform guests with sensory processing differences about upcoming experiences, “What to Expect” signage was placed throughout the event space, and designated quiet zones were provided for guests.

For more information about future Diversity & Inclusion Initiative events and programs, interested parties can email Kelsey Dahlbeck at [email protected].

Press Photos: https://bit.ly/43wNcW0


The Texas State Aquarium (TSA), the Official Aquarium of the State of Texas, is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) institution that is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Its mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas and support wildlife conservation. TSA, the largest Aquarium in Texas, cares for over 4,000 animals and has been named the #6 Aquarium in North America by USA Today. Learn more at texasstateaquarium.org.


Jennifer Vela, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Communications


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