Spring Break at the Texas State Aquarium to Feature Marine Debris Sculptures, H-E-B Splash Park, Extended Hours

March 18, 2021

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX USA– Up-close animal encounters, sculptures made of Texas beach debris, a new 4D film, and a kid-friendly water playground are just some of the wild activities available at the Texas State Aquarium for Spring Break this March 6 – 21.

Currently the Aquarium is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., with extended hours on March 12, 13, and 14 to 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., providing an extra hour for Spring Break guests to catch a show in the Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater, have gallons of fun at the H-E-B Splash Park, or get an unforgettable look at dolphins, otters, sharks, flamingos, coral reef fish, and other exciting species.

Washed Up Texas uses marine debris that has washed up on Texas beaches to create large-scale ocean animal sculptures. The trash-turned-art sculptures act as the vehicle to bring awareness to, and educate the public on, the problem of plastics pollution in our oceans. Four sculptures made from plastic that has washed up on South Padre Island beaches will be onsite at the Texas State Aquarium March 6 through Labor Day.

Come view Coastal Predators: A 4-D Experience is now playing at the Whataburger 4-D Theatre at the Texas State Aquarium. Dolphins, sharks, whales and seals converge to feast along the breathtaking South African coast in this great spectacle brought to life by high octane action, 4-D effects and stunning visuals.

As always, these experiences will be included at no extra charge with guest admission.

For an additional fee, guests can also travel behind-the-scenes for an interactive encounter with the Aquarium’s creatures and see how its 460 species are cared for each day. Exclusive Encounter tours include the opportunity to feed the fish or some of the Aquarium’s other aquatic residents.

On March 22, The H-E-B Splash Park will transition to weekends only until Summer. The Aquarium will return to its regular hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.

To purchase tickets and plan for your upcoming Spring Break trip, go to texasstateaquarium.org/visit.

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