Located in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, the Dallas World Aquarium is non-profit aquarium and zoo with the aim of conserving threatened or endangered animals through co-operative breeding programs with various other zoos from around the world.
The aquarium is home to a superb collection of exhibits, including an artificial reproduction of the Orinoco Rainforest where you will find a variety of exotic birds, and animals such as three-toed sloths, tamarins, poison-dart frogs, and vampire bats.
Ten main aquatic tanks house marine life from regions around the world, including Indonesia, Fiji, Southern Australia, Japan, British Colombia and the Solomon Islands. An awe-inspiring, interactive 40-foot (12 m) tunnel displays fish that live on the continental shelf, while a number of smaller displays boast colorful corals, jellyfish and vibrant sea anemones.
Contact: 1801 N Griffin St, Dallas, Texas 75202, Phone: 214-720-2224
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