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The Dallas World Aquarium
1801 North Griffin Street
Dallas
TX
75202
Tel: 214 720 2224

Where are we going today?

Who's excited to explore under the ocean! No, don't worry kids, you don't even have to get in the water to do it! The Dallas World Aquarium lets you explore creatures from under the ocean from all across the globe, right in the safety of Dallas!

Kids that head to the Dallas World Aquarium will get to experience a range of exhibits, filled with all the weird and wonderful creatures from 14 countries, three oceans, and numerous rivers and seas.

There are five main exhibits at the aquarium. At the Mundo Maya exhibit, you can see the culture of the Maya come to life in an impressive eight-story exhibit.

This immersive experience features a number of plants and animals prevalent in the Mayan folklore, and you can walk through a 400,000 gallon exhibit that's FILLED with rays, sharks and sea turtles! 

The Orinoco Secrets exhibit is an amazing seven-story experience that highlights the unique bio-diversity of such an important rainforest eco-system in South America.

The aquarium gallery lets kids get up close to coral reefs, and kelp forest ecosystems in naturalistic displays, which include a 20,000 gallon walk through tunnel home to hundreds of Indo-Pacific fish. 

Want to experience South Africa without having to travel? Then head to the amazing outdoor South Africa exhibit! During the summer this tropical area is even home to amphibians to Madagascar!

And finally, who wants to go to Borneo! Start on the winding path, and walk through the Wilds of Borneo and see Australiasian fish, mammals and birds. 

To experience some of our planet's most amazing creatures, just head on over to the Dallas World Aquarium where you will be introduced to some amazing encounters you won't forget!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$20.95 + tax
  • Children$14.95 + tax
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am to 5pm daily.

All year round. Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving

Teachers corner

There are over 55 touch screens near the exhibits which give kids just one element of learning when they visit the aquarium! .

I'm Hungry!

There are three cafes/restaurants where you can fill those tummies! They feature cuisines from Australia, Indonesia, Mexico, and even have children's menus. .

Healthy Eating!

There are plenty of salads and healthy options at the aquarium for you! .

Any Top Tips?

Check the feeding times and talks as soon as you arrive so you can plan your day around what you don't want to miss! .

Doing our bit

Conservation work is accomplished through the aquarium so they are always looking to protect environments and species. .

Need a little extra help?

Give the aquarium a call to see how they can help you with any special needs you have .

More information

If you love the aquarium, then look into membership because you get a whole lot of perks! And you also help support their conservation efforts. .

What people are saying?

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    Excellent place. Very nice exhibits. Different exotic birds, frogs and a neat shark experience. The habitats are extremely well done and the entire place is beautifully laid out. A really smart person thoughtfully created a nice experience. We arrived early on Saturday and the crowds weren't so bad. Great job.

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    Quite expensive to go in. It's really pretty when you go in...set up like a rainforest. My son was amazed. As we went around though I felt like there were more birds and reptiles than actual aquarium type things--no big, bright ceiling to floor types of tanks filled with hundreds of colorful fish. The shark tunnel is cool, but I've seen better. I feel like the ocean and sea life are this beautiful colorful world that this aquarium needs to do a better job of highlighting. The whole thing took us about an hour to walk around and we actually walked...Read More

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    I was totally impressed with the exhibit. I felt it to be a very "engulfing" nature lover friendly place. Where the animals are comfortable and people...not so much.
    Picture something an old school, Hippie, Greenpeace, Trust-funder would build.(no-dis) ... A group of us actually dared to bring 17 aging friends experiencing different levels of memory loss. Simply put, when you choose to exchange "speed" for wheelchairs, walkers, friends...And then add a hundred laugh out loud "SQUIRREL !" moments. (no dis intended) You can't help but have a great...Read More

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    This place rocks, you must check it out next time you are in Dallas. Took us 3 hours to walk through and still didn't see everything. I will be going back asap.

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    WARNING: Don't even attempt to push a stroller around the exhibits. Bottom line, it is NOT stroller friendly. What made it worse was that there were way too many people trying to cram through many narrow passageways. Also the large number of incline/declines makes it very difficult with a stroller. There needs to be a disclaimer on the website as well as at the entry that strongly discourages the use of strollers.

    There really needs to be a cap on the number of visitors allowed in at the same time. I'm sure that the fire marshal capacity limit...Read More

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by Abbey DeHart

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Quite expensive to go in. It's really pretty when you go in...set up like a rainforest. My son was amazed. As we went around though I felt like there were more birds and reptiles than actual aquarium type things--no big, bright ceiling to floor types of tanks filled with hundreds of colorful fish. The shark tunnel is cool, but I've seen better. I feel like the ocean and sea life are this beautiful colorful world that this aquarium needs to do a better job of highlighting. The whole thing took us about an hour to walk around and we actually walked it twice wondering if we'd missed something. The way to get around is very confusing and not well marked and maneuvering with a stroller was QUITE a task. I'm glad we visited. Probably won't go again. I kind of expected more and to be there longer for the price. It was a nice thought though and perhaps something to do on a weekday to avoid the crowds.

by mike custer

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I was totally impressed with the exhibit. I felt it to be a very "engulfing" nature lover friendly place. Where the animals are comfortable and people...not so much.
Picture something an old school, Hippie, Greenpeace, Trust-funder would build.(no-dis) ... A group of us actually dared to bring 17 aging friends experiencing different levels of memory loss. Simply put, when you choose to exchange "speed" for wheelchairs, walkers, friends...And then add a hundred laugh out loud "SQUIRREL !" moments. (no dis intended) You can't help but have a great day!
One last thing. If you hear yourself say, This place is "overpriced" and in the same breath "overcrowded?" THINK, If it was less expensive it would draw even bigger crowds..that damn logic always gets in the way...Your trip will be worth twice the price.
If that doesn't work..Repeat to yourself..IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT ME..

by Scott S

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WARNING: Don't even attempt to push a stroller around the exhibits. Bottom line, it is NOT stroller friendly. What made it worse was that there were way too many people trying to cram through many narrow passageways. Also the large number of incline/declines makes it very difficult with a stroller. There needs to be a disclaimer on the website as well as at the entry that strongly discourages the use of strollers.

There really needs to be a cap on the number of visitors allowed in at the same time. I'm sure that the fire marshal capacity limit is much more than what the usable limit needs to be. The exhibits that I was actually able to see were very impressive, but the overcrowding situation made it impossible to see everything within a reasonable amount of time.

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