Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi

4.1
#2 of 13 in Zoos & Aquariums in Texas Gulf Coast
Texas State Aquarium, home to more than 330 animal species, hosts animal shows and educational programs as part of its mission as an animal rehabilitation facility. Many animals arrive here ill or hurt, receive treatment, and then are sent back into the wild. Peek in on many kinds of water critters, from jellyfish, eels, and crabs to stingrays--some of which you can pet--sharks, and dolphins. You'll also meet turtles, birds, frogs, and other animals. Ask about the dolphin presentations, too. Put Texas State Aquarium on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Corpus Christi trip website.
Create an itinerary including Texas State Aquarium
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Texas State Aquarium Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
2,417 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The aquarium is massive and was very enjoyable. The exhibits are large and clean and the animals all appear healthy. The bird show was short but cute and the dolphin show was nice. When prices in the....  more »
  • My wife requested that we had to visit the aquarium. Very nice place and friendly staff. Enjoyed the dolphins and flamingo the most  more »
Google
  • Best thing to do in Corpus that isn't the beach! Exhibits are amazing and facility is super clean! All the staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. It can get busy on the weekends, but it's worth the crowds. Side tip: skip the arena for the dolphin show and go to the underwater viewing area. Much closer and more entertaining view of these amazing creatures! Splash pad was great as well! Only downside is no outside food allowed so plan accordingly.
  • What a great aquarium! We loved the interactive areas from being able to touch the sand sharks, stingrays, hermit crabs, and jelly fish! The layout was beautiful from the inside to the outside. We especially loved the view of the bay. We loved the dolphin show but sadly not enough seating. Over all a great experience and the kids loved it!

Plan your trip to Corpus Christi

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Side trips from Corpus Christi

4.4
Duration:2​h
4.3
Duration:2​h
4.4
Duration:2​h

Hidden gems in Corpus Christi

4.9
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:4​h

Kid-friendly things to do in Corpus Christi

4.2
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration:2​h
4.4
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.1
Duration:2​h

Nearby attractions in Corpus Christi

4.8
Duration:2​h
4.1
Duration:2​h
4.0
Duration:2​h

Beaches in Corpus Christi

3.5
Duration:2​h
3.3
Duration:4​h