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Downtown Aquarium: Tours & Tickets

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Open Now: 10:00 - 20:30
Open today: 10:00 - 20:30
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Houston's Aquarium features sea life from around the world.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:30
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002-1510
+1 866-418-3474
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Downtown Aquarium Tours and Tickets
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The aquarium is nice and clean but wow it’s small and for 45 dollars fir 2 adults and a 12 year old who we had to pay full price for . We took our time and were still done and dusted in 45 minutes ....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank stevegollings
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited on a busy Saturday but had a great experience. The Ferris wheel and the shark train was our favorite!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sam0025
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here today while visiting Houston with a friend. Was good and had lots of different fish and snakes. And a white tiger at the end. Didn't have as much as I thought it would but still good to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mark A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a toddler who had a very nice time. It is small but the exhibits are well done and very kid friendly. The variety of fish, reptiles and tigers is unusual but nice. The tram tour with the sharks swimming right next to us...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Harbie15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Aquarium is a great day trip for the family. The exhibit is beautiful. Rides were an added plus that the kids really enjoyed.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jbolton25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit disappointed to learn just how small this Aquarium is! Having visited many aquariums, in multiple cities that are smaller than Houston, I was expecting more. Though the price is not terrible, we were expecting a bit more for our money. We...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Reallyreally1
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

It took us less than 15 minutes to walk through the entire Aquarium. Not worth paying for, however it was included with our CityPass tickets. Probably more worth it if you have small children and make use of the rides.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank suhnstone
Reviewed 7 September 2019 via mobile

For sure the smallest aquarium I’ve been too.. best for kids who are younger, but i don’t recommend to people actually wanting to be wowed. Shark voyage train was cute. However, only about 3 minutes to look at the sharks. They have a very depressed...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019

a quit small aquarium with some nice fishes - outside they have a amusement park for kids with is included in the entrance fee

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank dennys34
Reviewed 3 September 2019 via mobile

The aquarium though not the biggest, has really nice and well put together exhibits. The little amusement park rides outside make for a fun addition to your experience. The train ride through the shark tank tunnel is really unique. And don’t forget the top notch...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nickstel
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10 July 2019|
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Response from BullNations | Reviewed this property |
No but may can find some Coupons online or in the paper perhaps .. maybe sneak in but I wouldn’t advise that as it is frowned upon and chances of getting caught increase more kids ya have lol :)
12 July 2018|
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Response from mgsanchez73 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can bring a dog to the aquarium, it does not have opened areas. I am almost sure you can bring your dog to Hermann Park.
26 June 2018|
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Response from Stacie M | Reviewed this property |
I did not see lockers but if you are just talking about your carry on bag, I would think you could leave it at the check in desk. It is to the right as soon as you walk in the door. I have called them with questions before... More