Celebrate the red, white, and blue…with a fin-tastic view.

Sun. July 4, 2021 - Sun. July 4, 2021 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us as we celebrate the Fourth of July with music, a great view of the Mayor’s BIG Bang fireworks, and an exclusive evening at the Aquarium. Limited Capacity.

The Aquarium will be open for regular hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. during the day on the Fourth of July, and then reopen at 7 p.m. for fireworks and our VIP event until 10 p.m.

Enjoy front-row seating to the Mayor’s Big Bang Celebration presented by H-E-B. Table seating will be overlooking Corpus Christi Bay on the Boardwalk Gardens of the Aquarium.

Your VIP ticket includes*

  • Dinner catered by Texas State Aquarium Catering Services
  • Tea and water
  • Two drink tickets 
  • Cash bar available 
  • Parking
  • Aquarium admission after 7 p.m. on July 4
  • After-hours access to the Aquarium’s Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Journey exhibits

*No discounted pricing for Members or youth due to limited availability


Tables are purchased at $80 Per Person.

  • Table for Two: $160
  • Table for Four: $320
  • Table for Six:  $480
  • Table for Eight: $640
  • Tales for Ten: $800

Reservations for our nighttime Fourth of July event is available by calling (361) 881-1244 or connect with us at [email protected]

  • A ticket is required and must be presented to park in TSA parking lots.
  • Gates open at 6:45 pm. The event ends at 10:00 pm.

* Guests will have access to visit the majority of the Aquarium’s Caribbean Journey and Gulf of Mexico exhibits after 7 p.m. All guests with a purse, diaper bag, etc. will be subject to a bag check. The H-E-B Splash Park, H-E-B Dolphin Room, Gulf of Mexico observation deck, and Whataburger 4D Theater will not be open past 6 p.m., and there will be no wildlife presentations past 6 p.m. Coolers and outside food and drink are not permitted.