extraordinary. Limited only by one's imagination.

City chic and beach cool – this dynamic indoor and outdoor experience delivers Corpus Christi unlike anyone else. Sky-high ceilings with a dazzlingly view, the CITGO Skyline Venue is Texas State Aquarium’s newest event space.

Set on the Corpus Christi Bay and by the Harbor Bridge – this setting packs plenty of wow factor – making your next special event or meeting unconventionally brilliant. Catering is provided by our Water’s Edge Catering, offering unique culinary and spirit-infused meals that will leave a lasting and memorable impression.

Sip cocktails while getting a turtle’s eye view of the ocean or opt to spend an evening among a warm habitat with dolphins and aquatic fish.

Our venues offer our own spin on team building, culinary and beverage adventures. Spaces can be used for a variety of special events:

  • Weddings, Special Events, Corporate Events

  • Birthday Parties

  • H-E-B Splash Park

  • Enhance Your Event

Come experience our passion for community, service and in incredible guest experience that has redefined Corpus Christi meetings.

Weddings, Special Events, Corporate Events

The most important day of your life deserves a once-in-a-lifetime venue.

Wedding and Special Event Venue Options

Entire Aquarium
Enjoy the depths of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico
1,100 Guests seated 

Caribbean Journey Venue
Close-up views of the Caribbean Species on all three levels
650 Guests seated 

CITGO Skyline Venue
Breathtaking view of the sun setting over Corpus Christi Bay
250 Guests seated 

Caribbean Jungle Overlook Venue
Overlooking the Corpus Christi Bay and exciting new
Caribbean exhibit
200 Guests seated 

H-E-B Caribbean Shark Exhibit Venue
A mesmerizing view of the deep Caribbean Sea
150 Guests seated

Gulf of Mexico Venue
Close-up views of numerous Gulf of Mexico indoor and outdoor
species plus access to the Dolphin Bay Underwater Venue
450 Guests seated 

Gulf of Mexico Exhibit Venue
Amazing views of exhibits with hands on experiences
350 Guests seated

Dolphin Bay Underwater Venue
Spectacular up-close views of our Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins
75 Guests seated

Enhance Your Event

After you dined with the dolphins or enjoyed dessert in the Caribbean Sea, treat yourself and your guests to an Animal Encounter or even a visit from one of your favorite reptiles. You will enjoy memories that last a lifetime while watching our dolphins leap into the sky during a Dolphin Presentation or birds soaring into the audience for a Wild Flight Encounter. Choose from a variety of shows and interactive experiences to help create the perfect event.

For more information, call 361.881.1244 or email reserve@txstateaq.org.


  • Dolphin Presentation

    Experience our Atlantic bottlenose dolphins above the water doing their aerial antics from our 400,000-gallon saltwater exhibit. (15-20 minutes)


  • Wild Flight Show

    Enjoy a thrilling show of from our birds of prey in the new 300-seat open-air amphitheater. Be amazed as hawks and falcons soar right over your head during a Wild Flight show. (15-20 minutes)


  • Dive Show

    Discover the wonderful world of a Texas coral reef as one of our divers gives a private feeding session. (20 minutes)


  • Animal Encounter

     Meet one of the Aquarium's resident animals and keeper during this special encounter. Choose from a Military Macaw, Snake, Alligator, Jellies, and much more. (30 minute session)

    $175.00 for first animal, $100 for each additional animal

Birthday Parties

A memory they will never forget! Looking for a unique place to celebrate your child’s next birthday? Fulfill your child’s aquatic dreams by holding his or her next birthday party at the Texas State Aquarium!

At the Aquarium, your party guests will be able to discover the amazing underwater world between birthday festivities and be awed by our thousands of animals representing over 330 species!

Don’t let time swim away – book your Aquarium birthday party today!

For more information, call 361.653.2602 or send us your question below.

H-E-B Splash Park

Our zero-depth wetscape water play area is one-of-a-kind and features spray jets, interactive water features, water cannons, and more.