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Austin Aquarium

Our facility features thousands of species! Including Sharks, Stingrays, Corals, Lorikeets, Macaws, Tropical Fish, Rain Forest Area including exotic reptiles and amphibians; Giant Pacific Octopus, and on select days….Mermaids!

The Austin Aquarium welcomes families to enjoy an immersive interactive experience! Sea to Believe as we connect children and families to the planet, ranging from our rainforests and deserts to the exotic species of ocean. Family activities in Austin include hand feeding sharks, stingrays, birds, and tropical animals. Fun children activities include feeding and touching crocodiles, holding slithering snakes, or even taking a selfie with one of our exotic large breed birds.

The Austin Aquarium opens eyes of discovery in a family friendly environment, creating fun things to do in Austin. We provide Austin’s children and families fun access to the excitement and learning of the planet without a long trip to the coast. Watch jellyfish gently float and glow, admire families of seahorses playing, or our Giant Pacific Octopus snack on crawfish – fed by guests! The Austin Aquarium offers multiple educational programs and activities for kids in Austin. A favorite children’s activity is our Morning Rounds for aspiring aquarists, or those who just love 

Open hours: 
Sunday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm
Science, Hands-on, Nature/Outdoors