A visit to the Texas State Aquarium is a chance to connect with nature…and protect nature.

A trip to the Texas State Aquarium offers an adventure through land and sea, where you'll encounter more than 460 species including dolphins, otters, sea turtles, sharks, flamingos, and fish from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea

You’ll explore coral reefs, cross though sunken shipwrecks, and traverse jungles. During daily presentations and other interactive opportunities, you’ll wonder at the stunning behaviors of dolphins and birds, and may even get the chance to touch a live stingray or shark.

And your experience here isn’t just a vacation, it’s a contribution to conservation.

That’s because your visit helps support environmental education programs, scientific research, beach cleanups, and the rescue of sick and injured birds and sea turtles. During your visit, you’re not just making memories, you’re making a difference.

See below the great work your visit supports.

  • Wildlife Rescue

    Your support helps us rescue and rehabilitate hundreds of sick and injured animals our Wildlife Rescue Center, the only facility in Texas that's able to treat marine mammals, shorebirds, raptors, and sea turtes.

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  • Wildlife Conservation Research

    Your support goes to supporting critical research and conservation in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico through our Wildlife Care, Conservation, and Research Fund. With your support, the Aquarium is helping researchers track endangered green sea turtles, study harmful diseases in Kemp's ridley sea turtles, monitor Texas coastal sport fisheries and follow the movements of tagged sharks, among other projects.

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  • Beach Cleanups

    As a local host of the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Program, we help removed several tons of wastes and debris from North Beach and Packery Channel Park - making our beaches safer and more enjoyable for people and wildlife alike!

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  • Environmental Education

    Through remote and on-site education programs, we reach more than 70,000 children each year to teach skills in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and inspire the next generation to care for and protect our ocean and its sealife.

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