Private Events at the Texas State Aquarium

From weddings to birthday parties to corporate events and beyond, the Texas State Aquarium offers an unforgettable venue space with scenic surroundings and all-inclusive event offerings.

To inquire a specific type of event, click the links below, or read on to learn more.

So what makes the Texas State Aquarium the ultimate event venue?

  • You're supporting wildlife care and conservation


    Your special event helps support our nonprofit aquarium's mission to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation!

  • Unique setting


    Celebrate among jungles, coral reefs, and other immersive environments which bring your event to life!

  • Included event planners


    These friendly and experienced event planners take care of everything, so you're free to enjoy your event!

  • Decorations included


    Your event planner handles the centerpieces, tablecloths, and more!

  • Catering included


    Our onsite catering serves up gourmet meals and saves you the complication of hiring an outside caterer.

  • Wild event enhancements


    Animals encounters, presentations and more provide interactive experiences and photo opportunities.

Venue Options:

CITGO Skyline Venue

  • Breathtaking view of the sun setting over Corpus Christi Bay
  • 250 Guests seated 

Caribbean Journey Venue

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

Entire Aquarium

  • Enjoy the depths of the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico
  • 1,100 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
  • 50 Guests seated

Gulf of Mexico Venue + Dolphin Bay

  • 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

Event Enhancements Include:

  • Dolphin Presentation


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

    $600.00

  • 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)

    $400.00

  • Dive Show


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

    $300.00

  • 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