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Explore The Caribbean Journey at Texas State Aquarium

THE SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE

WELCOME TO THE SIAN KA’AN BIOSPHERE

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' 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

The Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater uses unique special effects to make you feel like you're in the movie. Featuring the BBC Earth's "Shark" and "Ice Age: No Time for Nuts 4-D"

Visit the 4D Theater