State Lawmakers to Meet Texas State Aquarium Animals, Staff for “Day at the Capitol”

February 7, 2019

AUSTIN, TX – On Wednesday, February 13, representatives from the Texas State Aquarium (TSA), human and animal alike, will convene at the Texas State Capitol to share with legislators, legislative staff and Capitol visitors the important conservation and educational work happening at the “Official State Aquarium of Texas.”

Throughout the day, Aquarium leadership will meet with legislators and policymakers to discuss the Aquarium’s contributions and continuing efforts toward wildlife conservation, education and Texas’s growing economy.

From 11:30 a.m.  – 2:30 p.m., Aquarium representatives will hold an event outside the South entrance of the Capitol showcasing Aquarium animals for everyone to meet and greet. Fun Texas State Aquarium souvenirs will be handed out and photo opportunities with a turtle, baby alligator and seahorses will be available.

As the largest aquarium in Texas and a leading Texas attraction, TSA saw more than 600,000 visitors in 2018 and had a more than $63 million economic impact on its local economy. This past year, the Aquarium set new benchmarks in its wildlife conservation, education and rescue programs, including rescuing and releasing 1,000 ill and injured sea turtles, shorebirds and raptors, funding thousands of dollars of scientific research in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea and reaching more than 70,000 children through engaging STEM-based programs.

To learn more about the Texas State Aquarium, visit


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