The Aquarium has implemented numerous initiatives in coordination with state and local officials to protect the health of our guests, staff, volunteers, and animals. A comprehensive list of these directives can be found here. We can’t wait to welcome our Members and the public back to enjoy the Aquarium, once again. Aquarium hours will be 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Café Aqua will also be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Our Shoreline Grill hours will be from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/2WHQ2b9.
Due to some changes in our regular programming, we are offering an online discount of up to $3 per ticket. Please note that all of the Texas State Aquarium’s exhibits are OPEN. The Whataburger 4D theater is open. However, the Splash Park has closed for the season. Animal Encounters, Tortuga Chats, and Sting Ray Lagoon Feed have resumed and keeper chats are taking place throughout the day. Our DOLPHINS! presentation is now available!
Military discounts available with advance purchase of tickets at the following MWR/ITT offices: Fort Hood, Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Naval Air Station Kingsville and Randolph Air Force Base
Gift Shop/Food Court/Handicapped Accessible
By entering, you consent to your voice and photography being used without compensation in any and all media and marketing materials, and you release the Texas State Aquarium from any liability of usage.
Strollers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. Single-capacity strollers are $5 while double-capacity strollers are $7.
Wheelchairs are available to be rented at no charge.
Only service animals are permitted inside the Aquarium; no other animals are allowed.
The Texas State Aquarium is a member of the AZA Reciprocity program. Members of participating institutions will receive up to two admission tickets at the discounted rate. The discount is only available on-site and you must present a valid membership card and photo id in order to receive the discount. Please call before visiting to confirm your discount. Click here for more information.
Using state of the art cameras, students will be able to visit the Aquarium from their classroom… even if the classroom is now the dining room table! Every class is designed to encourage students to discover and learn together and is aligned to both state (TEKS) and national educational standards (NGSS).
Take a lunch break at the Aquarium as we go live from behind-the-scenes. These interactive virtual programs are an opportunity to dive deeper into the stories of the animals and their relationships with their caretakers. Each Tuesday, you’ll see us in the water, in exhibits, and interacting with animals as you discover what it takes to care for our exhibits and conserve wildlife. We look forward to connecting via Zoom with learners of all ages for an exclusive look backstage at the Texas State Aquarium!