Lone Star Days at the Texas State Aquarium

October 1st – February 28th

From October 1st, 2022 through February 28th of 2023, Texas Lone Star Card holders who are residents of Nueces, Kleberg, San Patricio, and Aransas counties can discover the wonders of the Aquarium on select days for just $3 per person during Lone Star Days! Lone Star Days is a community access program at the Aquarium designed to give more people access to the Aquarium to enjoy our educational exhibits and programs. Lone Star Days at the Texas State Aquarium $3 admission is valid only on select dates. Kids 2 and under are free and are not included under the four ticket limit.

Your Lone Star Days at the Aquarium admission INCLUDES:
 
 
Don’t forget to check our hours of operation as our hours change during fall and winter season.

How do I get my discount and tickets?

  1. Visit during the program dates: October 1st, 2022 through February 28th of 2023 and check blackout dates* 
  2. Come to the Aquarium with a photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID) that matches the name on the Lone Star Card. (Address on ID must be in the below zip codes).
  3. Show your Lone Star Card at the ticket booth & buy up to 4 tickets per visit! (4 tickets including cardholder)

When Can I Visit?

The Lone Star discount will be accepted from October 1st, 2022 – February 28th, 2023 with the exclusion of blackout dates. 

*Blackout Dates

The Lone Star Days discount will not be accepted on the following blackout days:

  • Columbus Day (Oct 10, 2022)
  • Veteran鈥檚 Day (Nov 11, 2022)
  • Thanksgiving Week (Nov 20 – Nov 27, 2022)
  • Christmas Week (Dec 25 – Jan 1, 2022)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan 16, 2023)
  • President鈥檚 Day (Feb 20, 2023)

faq's

  • what is a lone star card?

    The Texas Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) system uses the Lone Star Card to provide access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.hhs.texas.gov/services/financial/lone-star-card.

  • Can I use my Lone Star Card to pay for admission?

    No, you may not use your Lone Star Card to pay for admission. Acceptable forms of payment include cash and major credit cards.

  • Can I get other discounts?

    No, this deeply discounted rate includes all types of tickets:  Adults, student, senior and military tickets are $3 each.  Kids 2 and under are free and do not need to purchase a ticket. 

  • Can I buy my lone star day tickets online?

    No, Lone Star Day tickets can only be bought at the Aquarium.

    • Come to the Aquarium with a photo ID (Driver’s License or State ID) that matches the name on the Lone Star Card. (Address on ID must be in the below zip codes).
    • Show your Lone Star Card & buy up to 4 tickets! (4 tickets including the cardholder)
    • Kids 2 and under are free and are not included under the four ticket limit.
  • Can I purchase food & drinks with my Lone Star Card?

    No, your Lone Star Card is only for identification purposes, showing that you meet the criteria for discounted admission. Any admission costs must be paid for with alternate methods (cash, credit cards, etc.).

  • Can I purchase items from the gift shop with my lone star card?

    No, your Lone Star Card is only for identification purposes, showing that you meet the criteria for discounted admission. Any admission costs must be paid for with alternate methods (cash, credit cards, etc.).

  • Can I use WIC or something other than my Lone Star Card to get the Lone Star Days rate?

    No, we are currently only accepting Lone Star Cards as identification to meet the criteria for discounted admission.

  • Is this the same as Community Days?

    In the past, our popular Community Days didn’t allow guests to enjoy everything the Aquarium offers. Since our last Community Day, we have been working on ways to make the Aquarium more accessible for those who wouldn’t be able to visit otherwise. Lone Star Days will give guests a wide range of days to visit, as well as the opportunity to explore and enjoy the Aquarium without the crowd!  Lone Star Days guests will enjoy animal and educational presentations, our Whataburger 4D theater, and more!

  • What zip codes are accepted?

    Nueces: 78330, 78339, 78343, 78347, 78351, 78373, 78380, 78401, 78402, 78403, 78404, 78405, 78406, 78407, 78408, 78409, 78410, 78411, 78412, 78413, 78414, 78415, 78416, 78417, 78418, 78419, 78426, 78427, 78460, 78463, 78465, 78466, 78467, 78468, 78469, 78470, 78471, 78472, 78473, 78474, 78475, 78476, 78477, 78478, 78480

    Kleberg: 78636, 78364, 78379

    San Patricio: 78335, 78336, 78352, 78359, 78362, 78368, 78370, 78374, 78387, 78390

    Aransas: 78382, 78381, 78358

  • TIPS FOR A GREAT VISIT
    • Check out our daily presentation schedule and map to plan your visit.
    • Check our hours of operation before you visit the Aquarium.
    • Arrive early for DOLPHINS! presentations.
    • When possible, bring baby backpacks or baby slings instead of strollers to easily get through crowded areas.
    • Wear comfortable shoes.
    • Check the weather, as some of our presentations and exhibits are outdoors.
    • To avoid large groups, try visiting during the week. The busiest times to visit are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

     

     

  • informaci贸n en espa帽ol

    Los residentes de los condados de Nueces, Kleberg, San Patricio y Aransas pueden descubrir las maravillas del golfo en d铆as seleccionados por solo $ 3 por persona durante los Lone Star Days!

    La entrada de $ 3 para los Lone Star Days es v谩lida solo en fechas seleccionadas y tickets se pueden comprar en el lugar en el Acuario directamente. Su admisi贸n incluye m谩s de 300 especies para ver, pel铆culas en 4D y presentaciones de animales.

    驴C贸mo obtengo mi descuento y entradas?

    1. Verifique las fechas del programa y aseg煤rese de que est谩 visitando en ese per铆odo de tiempo.
    2. Venga al acuario con una identificaci贸n con foto (licencia de conducir o identificaci贸n estatal) que coincida con el nombre en la tarjeta Lone Star. (La direcci贸n en la identificaci贸n debe estar en los c贸digos postales a continuaci贸n).
    3. Muestra tu Lone Star Card y compra hasta 4 entradas!

     

    驴Cu谩ndo puedo visitar?

    El descuento Lone Star se aceptar谩 del 1 de octubre al 28 de febrero, con exclusi贸n de las fechas restringidas.

     

    驴Cu谩ndo no puedo venir? Fechas restringidas:

    El descuento Lone Star no ser谩 aceptado en los siguientes d铆as:

    D铆a de Col贸n / Columbus Day (10 de octubre de 2022)
    D铆a del Veterano (11 de noviembre de 2022)
    Semana de Acci贸n de Gracias (Nov 20 – Nov 27, 2022)
    Semana de Navidad (Dic 25 – Ene 1, 2022)
    D铆a de Martin Luther King Jr. (16 de enero de 2023)
    D铆a del Presidente (20 de febrero de 2023)

     

    驴Puedo usar mi tarjeta Lone Star para pagar la admisi贸n?

    No puede usar su tarjeta Lone Star para pagar la admisi贸n.

     

    驴Puedo comprar alimentos y bebidas con mi tarjeta Lone Star?

    No puede comprar alimentos o bebidas (alcoh贸licas o no alcoh贸licas) dentro de las instalaciones con su tarjeta Lone Star.

     

    驴Puedo comprar art铆culos en la tienda de regalos con mi tarjeta Lone Star?

    No puede comprar art铆culos en la tienda de regalos con su tarjeta Lone Star.

     

    驴Qu茅 c贸digos postales se aceptan?

    Nueces: 78330, 78339, 78343, 78347, 78351, 78373, 78380, 78401, 78402, 78403, 78404, 78405, 78406, 78407, 78408, 78409, 78410, 78411, 78412, 78413, 78414, 78415, 78416, 78417, 78418, 78419, 78426, 78427, 78460, 78463, 78465, 78466, 78467, 78468, 78469, 78470, 78471, 78472, 78473, 78474, 78475, 78476, 78477, 78478, 78480

    Kleberg: 78636, 78364, 78379

    San Patricio: 78335, 78336, 78352, 78359, 78362, 78368, 78370, 78374, 78387, 78390

    Aransas: 78382, 78381, 78358