Admission to the Texas State Aquarium includes parking plus several other experiences:

  • Shows in the Whataburger 4D Theater

    This immersive entertainment experience features daily shows with special effects

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  • All Exhibits and Galleries

    Your admission lets you explore the entire Aquarium to encounter more than 460 species!

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  • Parking

    There is no extra charge to park in our convenient and spacious lot.

  • Wildlife Presentations

    These educational and entertaining presentations are held approximately every half-hour

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Daily Admission Prices

Members: Free
Adult (13 & Up): $35.95
Senior (65 & Up): $33.95
Military or Student: $33.95
Child (3-12): $25.95
Child 2 and under: Free
Parking: Free

*4D Theater and other presentations are included in admission ticket. Ticket allows for reentry on same day.

Prices are subject to change.

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We’re now offering Exclusive Encounters, where you can explore behind-the-scenes, help feed sea turtles and sharks, and enjoy up-close interactions with dolphins, an octopus, and other animals!

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Free Parking

There are two parking lots for the Aquarium. The main parking lot is located in front with additional parking to the right. Directions to the Aquarium

Visitor Info

  • Please visit Harbor Bridge Project for traffic updates prior to your visit.
  • 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 and wheelchairs available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis. Wheelchairs and single-capacity strollers are $5 while double-capacity strollers are $7. Please note a form of ID is required to be held by guest services for the duration of your rental.  |     Service animals only
  • 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.

Visitor Map

Tips for a Great Visit

  • Check out our program schedule and map to plan your visit.
  • Arrive early for Dolphin, Wild Flight and dive presentations.
  • When possible, bring baby backpacks or baby slings instead of strollers to get through crowded areas with ease.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Check weather, as some of our presentations and exhibits are outdoors.
  • To avoid big crowds during the summer months, try visiting during the week. Busiest times to visit are 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.
  • Many schools schedule field trips for April and May. Visit after 1 p.m. to avoid larger groups.
  • To avoid long lines at the ticket counter, become a Member of the Aquarium.

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