Texas State Aquarium Makes Splash on “Must-See Aquariums” List

August 8, 2019

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – A prominent travel website which aims to "educate the world about the hottest once-in-a-lifetime vacation destinations" has named Corpus Christi’s own Texas State Aquarium as one of the "10 Must-See Aquariums in the United States."

TheTravel, which serves a community of 4 million readers and has more than 36 million pageviews per month, says that it “goes beyond well-known tourist destinations” to feature “the absolute best any locale has to offer.”

On TheTravel’s website, the Texas State Aquarium was recognized as one of the largest in the United States and for its varied exhibits depicting the wildlife and habitats of the Gulf of Mexico and the Western Caribbean. TheTravel also took note of the Aquarium’s wealth of education programs including field trips and distance learning, camps, and even overnight opportunities at the Aquarium.

The Aquarium’s mention on TheTravel is its latest honor in a wave of national and international recognitions the Aquarium has received since its recent expansion in 2017. The Aquarium was named as one of North America’s top five aquariums by USA Today earlier this year, and just last month recognized as one of the top 10 aquariums in the world by Budget Travel.

“We were excited and honored to discover our name among some of the best aquariums in the nation on TheTravel’s list, and even more pleased to see how TheTravel recognizes aquariums’ roles as not just attractions, but as important conservation and educational institutions,” said Tom Schmid, Texas State Aquarium President & CEO.

According to Schmid, The Texas State Aquarium aims to show guests how when they visit, they’re helping “save more than memories” by contributing to wildlife rescue and conservation. Notable and recent wildlife rescue and conservation projects by the Aquarium, all supported through guest admission, include the rescue and release of more than 1,400 endangered sea turtles and birds in the past two years and contributions of more than $100,000 to research and conservation projects around the world in 2018. Educational programs like those mentioned by TheTravel also made a strong impact in the past year, reaching more than 82,000 children through onsite and distance learning programs.

TheTravel’s list of the “10 Must-See Aquariums in the United States” can be seen at: https://www.thetravel.com/travel-united-states-aquariums-worth-visiting/.

The Texas State Aquarium is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to the Aquarium includes access to all exhibits, wildlife presentations, shows in the Whataburger 4D Theater, and the H-E-B Splash Park, plus parking. Guests can learn more about how their visit helps “save more than memories” at www.texasstateaquarium.org/save-more-than-memories.

Pictures of Texas State Aquarium

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