You can get up close and personal with all kinds of marine wildlife 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, Otter Creek and Tortuga Cay.
Caribbean Journey, a $60 million feature, added more than 71,000 square feet of exhibit space a few years ago.
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 $39.95 for adults (13 years and older), $37.95 for seniors, students, and military, and $29.95 for children ages 3 to 12. Children 2 and younger get in free.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. The aquarium is closed on Mondays.
Hours and admission prices are subject to change.
Paid parking was available for $5 per vehicle.
For more information, call (361) 881-1230 and (800) 477-GULF. The Aquarium’s website is www.texasstateaquarium.org.