Texas State Aquarium
Discover the amazing underwater world of the Texas State Aquarium. Travel an aquatic journey from the shore to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, while you experience dive shows, animal feedings, training sessions, and hands-on programs with sharks and stingrays. Thousands of animals representing more than 320 species are displayed in entertaining and educational exhibits ... ready to enchant, excite and inspire you.
Open since 1990 and accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, the Texas State Aquarium's mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation. Each year, the Texas State Aquarium brings alive the stories of marine and coastal animals and their habitats through many exhibits. Additionally, through its Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program, the Aquarium is able to care for hundreds of sick or injured animals every year.
Every visit to the Texas State Aquarium is a new and exciting discovery of animals that remind us all of our responsibility to those whose world we share. Get up close and personal with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins from above and below the water in Dolphin Bay. Look to the skies as hawks, owls and falcons soar through the Hawn Wild Flight Theater. Visit the Islands of Steel exhibit, modeled after an offshore oil platform, where sharks, rays and sea turtles live among schools of snapper, tarpon, redfish, jacks and grouper. Touch and hand-feed stingrays at Stingray Lagoon. Spend some time in Living Shores, where you can really get your hands wet! Admire the majesty of the eagles in Eagle Pass, and spy on reptiles basking in sunlight and water in Swamp Tales. Watch as sea turtles gracefully glide in the waters of Tortuga Cay, and see North American river otters play the day away in Otter Creek. And cool off in our H-E-B Splash Park.
With so much to see and do, what are you waiting for?
Located In North Beach
Located just across the Harbor Bridge, North Beach is home to two of Corpus Christi’s most popular attractions the Texas State Aquarium and the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier turned museum. North Beach offers a good variety of places to eat and drink and awesome bayfront views. Sip on a cocktail and dip your feet in the Corpus Christi Bay waters.