Dedicated to promoting environmental conservation and the rehabilitation of the wildlife of the Gulf of Mexico, the Texas State Aquarium is a must-see for a fun-filled family day out.
Enjoy daily dive shows, training sessions with the animals, feedings, and interactive programs with stingrays and sharks. Featured exhibits include Dolphin Bay, which houses two Atlantic bottlenose dolphins; Eagle Pass where rescued raptors live in tranquility, including a beautiful bald eagle named Grace; Floating Phantoms, which is filled with a variety of jellyfish and sea nettles; and Flower Gardens, home to magnificent coral reefs, green moray eels, tarpon, and cow nose sting rays.
The Hawn Wild Flight Theater presents an array of trained birds, including falcons, owls, hawks and parrots, while the aquarium’s largest exhibit, Islands of Steel, recreates the habitat formed around an oil platform and is home to grouper, amberjack, tarpon, nurse sharks, and barracuda.
In addition to the many exhibits and displays, the Aquarium offers several educational programs, such as Aquarium Discovery programs, overnight stays and camps and outreach programs.
2710 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas, Phone: 800-477-GUL
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