Texas State Aquarium Named One of USA TODAY’s Top Five Aquariums in North America

July 17, 2020

The Texas State Aquarium announced today that it was named as the #4 Aquarium in North America by USA TODAY, as chosen by online voters.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Texas State Aquarium announced today that it has been named as the #4 Aquarium in North America by USA TODAY, as chosen by online voters.

The Texas State Aquarium, the largest in Texas, was nominated by a panel of experts in July for the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Aquarium in North America, along with 20 other leading aquariums that, according to the publication, “represent the best in North America for their high-quality exhibits and visitor interactions.”

The Aquarium has been nominated for USA TODAY’s ranking of top aquariums several times in the past and held the spot at #4 from 2019! The Aquarium’s top 5 distinction comes after recently celebrating their 30th Anniversary on July 6, 2020. Throughout the years the Aquarium has not only become a favorite attraction and an institution for educating visitors, but also being active in conservation efforts from the Texas Coast and beyond, all while treating and releasing numerous shore birds as well as sick and injured sea turtles through their Wildlife Rescue Center. Those rescue efforts will expand even further with a new Center for Wildlife Rescue and Research that the Aquarium plans to build on its campus in the next few years.

“It is an honor to be named as one of the top aquariums in North America, and the number one aquarium in Texas,” said President & CEO Tom Schmid. “We would like to thank all of our dedicated fans, our members, and all those who voted for us. Even in these extraordinarily difficult times, it is a blessing to be able to celebrate an honor such as this.”

The full ranking of USA TODAY’s Top 10 Aquariums can be found at: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-aquarium/

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