New National Geographic Exhibit and 4D Film accompanies opening of H-E-B Splash Park Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2018

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Lots of action is anticipated at the Texas State Aquarium this Memorial Day Weekend as the Aquarium will extend its hours, re-open the H-E-B Splash Park, and officially launch a new 4D film as well as a shark-themed photo gallery. These opportunities along with free parking, give guests a variety of new ways to celebrate the holidays, beat the summer heat and discover the wonders of the ocean.

Starting Friday, May 25, visitors to the Aquarium will come face-to-face or rather, face-to-nose with one of the world’s most mysterious predators in the new exhibition “SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry,” which will include large-scale images and video from National Geographic Explorer and award-winning photojournalist Brian Skerry. “SHARKS: On Assignment with Brian Skerry” will remain open at Texas State Aquarium until September 3, 2018.

Also starting on May 25, the Texas State Aquarium will begin screening The Deep 4D: Mystery of the Ancient Amulet. This 12-minute fully immersive experience will show every hour in the Aquarium’s Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater, with tickets included at no extra charge with admission or membership.  The Deep 4D: Mystery of the Ancient Amulet features an all-new original story, with exclusive 3D CG animation and stunning special effects to provide the ultimate 4D Experience® with water mist, bubbles, seat vibrations and more! The Deep 4D: Mystery of the Ancient Amulet will run daily alternating with showings of the Shark: a 4D Experience. 4D films at the Texas State Aquarium are included with admission or membership. The last day to see the 4D film Ice Age 4D: No Time for Nuts at the Aquarium is Thursday, May 24.

Starting Saturday, May 26, hours will extend to 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Also on May 26, H-E-B Splash Park, the Aquarium’s popular zero-depth water playground, will re-open for the season. Younger guests can play with interactive water features and splash jets, with entry included with their admission or membership. The H-E-B Splash Park will be open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. May 26 – September 2.

The Texas State Aquarium is open daily. Parking is included in your admission price. To purchase tickets in advance and skip the line or to learn more about exhibits, hours and other visitor information, visit

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