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Marine life is on display at aquarium

Some visitors watch the sting rays swimming in a large tank at the Texas State Aquarium.

Some visitors watch the sting rays swimming in a large tank at the Texas State Aquarium.

Much of the marine wildlife that makes the Port Aransas area special can be viewed at the Texas State Aquarium.

Exhibits at the Aquarium include the Whataburger 4-D experience, the Blue Hole, Coral Reef, the Caribbean Jungle, Dolphin Bay, the Aquatic Nursery, Stingray Lagoon, Saving Sharks, Islands of Steel, Tentacles, Swamp Tales, Nearshore, Living Shores, Flower Gardens, the Eagle Pass, Otter Creek and Tortuga Cay.

Caribbean Journey, a $60 million addition that opened in May 2017, added more than 71,000 square feet of exhibit space. The H-E-B Caribbean Sea exhibit features a 68-foot-long acrylic window – the longest in North America.

The aquarium is located at 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd in Corpus Christi.

Admission and parking is free for members.

At press time, admission for non-members was $37.95 for adults (13 years and older), $35.95 for seniors, students, and military, and $27.95 for children ages 3 to 12. Children 2 and younger get in free.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For more information, call (361) 881-1200 and (800) 477-GULF. The Aquarium’s website is www.texasstateaquarium.org.

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