Downtown Aquarium, Houston
About Downtown Aquarium, Houston
Downtown Aquarium, Houston - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 410 Bagby St, Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77002
Ticket Price: 9 USD
Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
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The Downtown Aquarium of Houston is a lovely place to visit with the kids. It is also a fascinating place for adults as well. Marine life from all over the world has been beautifully exhibited at this aquarium.
The Sting Ray Reef, the Louisiana Swamp, the Rainforest are just some of the several different habitats in which you will get to see fish here. Be sure to visit the education room for close encounters with animals if you are with kids. The shipwreck exhibit is also quite haunting and lovely.
But the fun doesn’t end there. The aquarium also has a series of rides and activities to do. From carousels and Ferris wheels to a Shark Voyage on a train, the fun never ends here. There is also an aquarium dining area and a lounge which is a surreal experience to be tried.
A fascinating tourist attraction among visitors, downtown aquarium is a great place to witness marine life and learn about them. Downtown Aquarium Tickets are needed for entrance in the aquarium. You can Buy Tickets for Downtown Aquarium from the premises or opt to Book Tickets for Downtown Aquarium online if you wish to avoid the crowd. Tickets for Downtown Aquarium may vary and there is also a certain Downtown Aquarium Ticket Costs for parking in the place. Have a visit to get great insights about the marine world.
Downtown Aquarium Ticket Prices
- Parking Space is available for 7 USD.
- The sting Ray Reef has 2.99 USD entry charges which are extra.
How To reach Downtown Aquarium by Public Transport
- Smith Street at Preston Street (BUS)
Restaurants Near Downtown Aquarium
- The aquarium restaurant
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This place was super cool for kids and adults. It is so much more than an aquarium. It has rides and a train outside, a wonderful restaurant that is surrounded by the aquarium so you can view the wildlife floating by your table as you enjoy your brunch or lunch. The have rescued tigers and other animals. There is a bar too. It has a neat "touching" room where kids "of all ages" can pet / feel some of the aquarium animals. We have a very nice aquarium in Baltimore but this one is much more interactive. I would recommend it for an interesting tourist activity or just for lunch.
Really atrocious customer service. We called a week ahead to ask about a group rate for a party of nine, the lady on the phone said although it was typically ten she would arrange for an exception and allow us the group rate anyway for nine people. When we got there the woman at the ticket stand absolutely REFUSED to accept this or call the woman we spoke to on the phone. We purchased ten anyway, since it was still cheaper, and she only gave us nine wristbands. What? We paid for ten. So we asked: If you aren't going to discount the rate and we paid for the ten bands why aren't you giving them to me? She said she wouldn't give it to us because we were going to give it to someone. Yeah, it's a paid ticket we're going to use it. Why does it matter if we give it to someone? They already have the money. We asked for a manager at this point and she literally said "He's right over there if you want to talk to him." To shoo us away. We had to find a different employee just to call a manager for us. The manager was polite and offered a refund or the band, so we took the band. We just wanted what we paid for. That said, the aquarium was small and the animals were cramped. They had a parrot who was in a 2-3 foot wide tube with one tree to sit on. I doubt this bird could even spread its wings. This bird is probably in that tube for 12+ hours a day. All the floors were painted and slippery even though most of us were wearing tennis shoes. We had a fine time overall, but I'll never bother going back. Waste of gas & money.
The Aquarium itself is fairly small but has some unique attractions. I haven't seen white Tigers anywhere in the USA before. They are majestic animals and are a great part of the aquarium. The rest of the aquarium is good but a little on the smaller side. The rates are reasonable and have great value. This is also a good place to bring children.
The aquarium is pretty nice. It is small and has far less exhibits than most that I have been to but overall for the price it isn't bad. It was only $12 a person and free for children under two. My one year old had a blast looking at all the cool fish and playing in the water outside the aquarium after. Cons: small, compact, not many exhibits, a lot of people to maneuver around Pros: cheap, family fun, children's water sprinklers, colorful for the learning eye to catch
In general, I avoid places that keep captive animals. And this place has no structure to take care of those poor animals at all! The spaces are too small, super claustrophobic. There is a beautiful macaw in such a small space that he/she cannot even open his/her wings. There is no natural light… Must be very depressing for this animal. Some fishes leave in complete dark, but not a macaw not a tiger! The tiger and the snake space are the same… too small… There are some aquariums with turtles and these poor creatures don’t have a proper space outside of the water to stay… I left the place depressed. I will never return there and I hope people stop going, so they try to improve the animal’s leaving conditions.
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