New H-E-B Splash Park Opening this Summer at the Texas State Aquarium

May 16, 2023


CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – 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.  

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. 

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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


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