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Nestled inside a massive refurbished warehouse in Dallas' Historic West End District, this privately-owned aquatic wonderland is home to countless varieties of marine life (many of which are... Read More
Nestled inside a massive refurbished warehouse in Dallas' Historic West End District, this privately-owned aquatic wonderland is home to countless varieties of marine life (many of which are endangered) from all over the world. In addition to stingrays, piranhas, electric eels, poison dart frogs and Orinoco crocodiles, the aquarium boasts a 20,000-gallon walk-through exhibit brimming with hundreds of Indo-Pacific fish-- as well as a forty-foot long glassed-in tunnel filled with sharks circling overhead. But there's more than fish that meets the eye, visitors can commune with everything from three-toed sloths, manatees and giant river otters to penguins, snakes, tree kangaroos and even a few jaguars. There's also a lush three-level (seven stories in height) recreated South American rain-forest-- complete with free-flying birds, pink flamingos, monkeys and a 40 foot waterfall. Not-to-be-missed are the talks and feeding sessions held throughout the day. Speaking of feeding, human guests have several dining options to choose from, including the Aquarium's Eighteen-O-One restaurant, which offers international specialties from Mexico, Indonesia, British Columbia, Australia and Fiji.
- Sep - Feb Daily 10am-5pm
- Mar - Aug Daily 9am-5pm
- Adult $20.95; Senior (60+) $16.95; Child (3-12) $12.95; Child (0-2) Free
- Things to Do with Kids, Downtown Dallas' Best Attractions: "Be sure to check the website for feeding times and special performances. Also, be aware that the manatee and penguin feedings are extremely popular, so plan on getting to the area at least 20 minutes in advance if you want to snag a good viewing spot."