Houston's Downtown Aquarium

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Houston's Downtown Aquarium
Description:A 500,000 gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. At the Aquarium Adventure Exhibit take in the sights and sounds of a Louisiana Swamp with alligators and a Rainforest with poison dart frogs. Dare to get close to one of the largest snakes in the world at the Sunken Temple. Then stop at Maharajah's Temple where you will be captivated by the beautiful white tigers. Many other amusements, dining and shopping await you here - see the website for details!
A D D R E S S
Address 1:410 Bagby Street
Address 2:
City:Houston
State/Province:TX
Zip Code:77002
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission:Aquarium Adventure Exhibit:
Adults: $9.25
Seniors (65+) $8.25
Children 2-12 $6.25
Children under 2 Free
Telephone:(713) 223-3474
Website:http://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumhouston/
R E V I E W S
Susan, Co-op Member
Best for:
1) Nature study
2) Science
3) Geography

Peak age of enjoyment: pre-K+

Pros: guided tours can be interesting, touch pool is enjoyed greatly by children of all ages and some adults

Cons: expensive, lots of opportunities to spend more money on games, extras, in gift shop, very limited for the cost, must park, pay then walk

Cautions: if you must go, do it with a group to get a discounted rate
Jackie Penn, Co-op Member
A little pricey! The hands-on water exhibit was the most fun for my daughter as was the tunnel with the fish swimming overhead. I didn't like all the get-cha stuff aimed at getting the kids to beg Mom for money.
Charlotte A., Co-op Member
Ok field trip if your child has never been to an aquarium but there is not much to it compared with other aquariums. Also, its quite pricey for what you get. I've eaten in the resteraunt there and the food was decent but I would suggest trying one of the many other restraunts in the downtown area instead.
Kathleen Dougherty, Co-op Member
The largest disadvantage is that it can be pricey. However, if you are part of a group the learning opportunities that are available are great. You do have to sign up for them and know they exist to take advantage of them. You get a lot for the money. They are planning a Homeschool Day in the near future. If you go as an individual, though, you may not get as much out of it as you should and you will likely spend a lot of money.
s. king, Co-op Member
the kids love it. They are fascinated with the different animals they see.
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