Suggested Itineraries

All suggested itineraries are self-guided and are based on guest arrival time with average visit of 3 1/2 hours.

See below for a few suggested ways to experience hours of education and entertainment during your visit with us! For a full look at our available experiences (all included at no cost with your admission), see our Exhibits and Presentations pages.

Arrival at 10 a.m.

  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


    Experience Caribbean Journey

    Be sure to take in the H-E-B Caribbean Sea, catch a show at the Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater, and stop by our Gift Shop.

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Tour Boardwalk Gardens

    Come face-to-face with otters, dolphins, sea turtles, alligators, and more in our outdoor Boardwalk Gardens exhibits while soaking in the sights of the Corpus Christi Bayfront. Follow that by meeting dolphins up-close in Dolphin Bay's underwater view.

  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


    Grab a seat for the 12:30 p.m. Wild Flight Show

    The show starts at 12:30, but it's recommended you arrive at 12:00 for ideal seating to get a front-row view at macaws, hawks and other fascinating species!

  • 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


    Grab lunch in the Pepsi Shoreline Grill

    Grab a bite to eat in our Pepsil Shoreline Grill, featuring daily hot plate specials and plenty of delicious selections, and fuel up for more aquatic adventures!

  • 1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.


    Head to Stingray Lagoon to Feed the Rays

    Get a hands-on experience with live cownose stingrays! You can even Feed the Rays! Fish trays are only $5 each, with all proceeds benefiting our Wildlife Rescue program.

  • 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Explore the Gulf of Mexico

    Meet the fascinating habitats and species living right in our own "backyard" with a trip through our indoor Gulf of Mexico exhibits. Keep an eye out for baby gators, seahorses, sharks, jellies, and more!

  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


    Catch "DOLPHINS" starting at 3:30 p.m.

    Grab a seat early at 3:00 p.m. and see the amazing aquatic acrobatic of these intelligent marine mammals in our DOLPHINS presentation at 3:30 p.m. Entry is included with your admission!

Arrival at 11 a.m.

  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


    Tour Gulf of Mexico and Dolphin Bay

    Hundred of species lie in wait in the indoor and outdoor exhibits of Gulf of Mexico and Dolphin Bay. Explore the space to find seahorses, sharks, alligators, otters, sea turtles, jellies, and of course, hundreds of exotic fish species. You'll definitely want to come within inches of dolphins as well in Dolphin Bay's underwater view.

  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.


    See the Wild Flight Show

    Arrive 30 minutes early for the 12:30 p.m. Wild Flight show, highlighting rescued hawks and falcons and some other surprise guests!

  • 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.


    Tour Boardwalk Gardens

    Spy dolphins, turtles, otters, eagles and more in the outdoor Boardwalk Gardens exhibit, overlooking the sparkling Corpus Christi Bay!

  • 1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


    Catch a show in the Whataburger 4D Theater

    Don't miss a show at the Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater, where you'll feel like you're swimming among sharks and other marine life!

  • 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Experience Caribbean Journey

    Be sure to take in the H-E-B Caribbean Sea, catch a show at the Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater, and stop by our Gift Shop.

  • 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


    Visit the H-E-B Splash Park (Seasonal hours apply)

    If it's open, have gallons of fun in the H-E-B Splash Park!

Arrival at 12 p.m.

  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.


    Grab a seat for the 12:30 p.m. Wild Flight Show

    The show starts at 12:30, but it's recommended you arrive at 12:00 for ideal seating to get a front-row view at macaws, hawks and other fascinating species!

  • 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    Tour the Boardwalk Gardens and grab a bite to eat at the Shoreline Grill

    Spy dolphins, turtles, otters, eagles and more in the outdoor Boardwalk Gardens exhibits, then grab lunch in our Pepsil Shoreline Grill, featuring daily hot plate specials and plenty of delicious selections!

  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.


    Explore the Gulf of Mexico

    Meet the fascinating habitats and species living right in our own "backyard" with a trip through our indoor Gulf of Mexico exhibits. Keep an eye out for baby gators, seahorses, sharks, jellies, and more!

  • 2:00 p.M. - 3:00 p.M.


    Experience Caribbean Journey

    Be sure to take in the H-E-B Caribbean Sea, see the flamingos in the jungle, catch a show at the Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater, and stop by our Gift Shop.

  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


    Watch "Diver in the Water" in the H-E-B Caribbean Sea

    See a diver swim among live sharks and learn how our divers help keep our exhibits clean and look after our marine life!

  • 3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


    Catch "DOLPHINS" starting at 3:30 p.m.

    Grab a seat early at 3:00 p.m. and see the amazing aquatic acrobatic of these intelligent marine mammals in our DOLPHINS presentation at 3:30 p.m. Entry is included with your admission!

Arrival at 1 p.m.

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Experience Caribbean Journey

    Be sure to take in the jungle featuring flamingos and exotic birds, see the shark exhibit H-E-B Caribbean Sea, catch a show at the Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater, and stop by our Gift Shop.

  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


    Catch "DOLPHINS" starting at 3:30 p.m.

    Grab a seat early at 3:00 p.m. and see the amazing aquatic acrobatic of these intelligent marine mammals in our DOLPHINS presentation at 3:30 p.m. Entry is included with your admission!

  • 3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.


    Tour Boardwalk Gardens and get a drink from Café Aqua or Shoreline Grill

    Spy dolphins, turtles, otters, eagles and more in the outdoor Boardwalk Gardens exhibits, then grab lunch in our Pepsi Shoreline Grill, featuring daily hot plate specials and plenty of delicious selections!

  • 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


    Explore the Gulf of Mexico

    Meet the fascinating habitats and species living right in our own "backyard" with a trip through our indoor Gulf of Mexico exhibits. Keep an eye out for baby gators, seahorses, sharks, jellies, and more!

Arrival at 2 p.m.

  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


    Grab a seat for the 2:30 p.m. Wild Flight Show

    Arrive 30 minutes early for the 2:30 p.m. Wild Flight show, highlighting rescued hawks and falcons and some other surprise guests!

  • 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Tour Boardwalk Gardens

    Spy dolphins, turtles, otters, eagles and more in the outdoor Boardwalk Gardens exhibit, overlooking the sparkling Corpus Christi Bay!

  • 3:15 P.M. - 3:45 P.M.


    Catch "DOLPHINS" starting at 3:30 p.m.

    Grab a seat early at 3:00 p.m. and see the amazing aquatic acrobatic of these intelligent marine mammals in our DOLPHINS presentation at 3:30 p.m. Entry is included with your admission!

  • 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


    Explore the Gulf of Mexico

    Meet the fascinating habitats and species living right in our own "backyard" with a trip through our indoor Gulf of Mexico exhibits. Keep an eye out for baby gators, seahorses, sharks, jellies, and more!

  • 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


    Tour the Caribbean Journey

    Be sure to take in the H-E-B Caribbean Sea, catch a show at the Whataburger 4-Dimension Theater, and stop by our Gift Shop.

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.