Coming Summer 2023

The Texas State Aquarium is pleased to announce an all-new H-E-B Splash Park will officially open this Summer!

This new addition will replace the 12-year-old splash park, a guest favorite at the Aquarium since 2011. The 15,000-square-foot splash park is designed to mimic the aquatic and terrestrial habitats of the Caribbean and the animals that reside there. This new space will enhance the Aquarium visitor experience, adding more value to each membership and admission ticket. 

The $2.8M project will be three times the size of the previous splash park and will include all custom water features, such as a multi-level slide play structure which includes 3 large slides, and a 350-gallon water dump feature. The new splash park is designed to appeal to a wide array of ages, from tall slides and spray features for tweens to an area with interactive water features designed for toddlers.  

Guests will recognize familiar species along the waterscape as seen in the Aquarium’s Caribbean Journey, like macaws, sharks, and snakes! The new H-E-B Splash Park will be located on the right side of the Aquarium’s main ramp, behind the ticketing booth.  

Not getting in the water? No problem! The new addition will appeal and cater to both children and parents alike, including 30 tables with umbrellas for lounging, as well as a Dippin Dots station, snacks, drinks, and a mobile ordering food service from the Pepsi Shoreline Grill, the Aquarium’s main restaurant. 

Stay tuned to our social media pages for updates!


Bigger splashes, more animals rescued at your Texas State Aquarium. 💙


  • When will the H-E-B Splash Park be open?

    The new H-E-B Splash Park will open this Summer! The Splash Park is currently under construction, and we don’t have an exact opening date just yet. We will post more information as it becomes available. Stay tuned!

  • Can I enter the Splash Park without paying for Aquarium Admission?

    Aquarium admission must be purchased for entrance into the Splash Park. Our daily regular admission prices are $39.95 for adults ($37.95 for military, students, and senior citizens) and $29.95 for children ages 3-12 (children 2 and under are free).

  • Will the H-E-B Splash Park be open daily?
    • Memorial Day – Labor Day: Open Daily 
    • Labor Day – October: Weekends Only
    • October – March: Closed for the Season
    • Spring Break: Open Daily
    • March – Memorial Day: Weekends Only

    *The splash park is weather dependent and may not operate in periods of rain, forecasted inclement weather, or low temperatures. 

  • Is the Splash Park Wheelchair Accesible?

    Yes, the Splash Park is wheelchair accessible, with the exception of the 3 large slides.