Downtown Aquarium, Houston

Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
In addition to 200 aquatic species and a variety of exhibits, Downtown Aquarium also features a restaurant, games and rides, and a ballroom for events. The complex, housed in two repurposed downtown buildings, boasts almost 2 million l (530,000 gal) of tanks. Visit themed areas, such as the Louisiana Swamp, the Gulf of Mexico, the Rainforest, and more, all filled with their associated creatures. Hop on board the site's train for a loop of the entire facility, passing the shark tank and revving through glass aquarium tunnels. If you work up an appetite, enjoy a meal at the restaurant, where you can dine on seafood specialties in front of one of the main display tanks. Visit the website to make reservations and get information on special events. Downtown Aquarium is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • My husband and I took our 3 grandchildren, ages 3,2,& 1. We ate in the restaurant, rode the train and played in the water fountains. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We will...  more »
  • We love this aquarium compared to any in the area. There is a fun train ride where fish and even a shark swims overhead. it was well worth the visit.  more »
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  • Decided to take my daughter out to see the creatures of the sea, we had a great time. The staff was pretty professional and made the experience itself a great adventure. Only thing I'll say is if you wanna catch the train then arrive early. Overall a memorable experience and a great memory to have with family.
  • Too small. Too crowded. The overcrowded part is probably because it's a long weekend Saturday afternoon and everyone went with their children. Some kids were way, way too young to enjoy it or appreciate it. Lots of crying babies. Prices were not bad, but this is the smallest aquarium I've ever been to in my life, and I've been to many in different cities throughout the States and Europe. The shark train ride sucked. And no one asked us for tickets. We walked in and went through the entire place. Same thing with the shark train ride. No one asking for tickets. Had I known, I could have saved $45. And BTW bring your own drinks. A small bottle of water is $4.

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