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World Aquarium
101 Chouteau Ave
St. Louis
MO
63102
Tel: 314 647-9594

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We are on the 2nd Floor within the City Museum attraction. The building is bound by 15th Street, 16th Street, Delmar and Washington.

Where are we going today?

You don't have to go under the water to explore what lives in the great oceans of ours - not if you visit the World Aquarium in St. Louis!

Here, you can get up close to over 10,000 creatures of the sea - from the cute, to the strange, and the outrageous! Not only that, but the World Aquarium is a place with a difference: there are even land animals too!

Ever seen a sloth in an aquarium? You have now! The World Aquarium also have aligators, and the very strange two-headed snakes and two-headed turtles! How strange!

There are so many great creatures that the family can encounter, offering a great learning experience for all. 

You can get those hands wet and feed stingrays, and even pet a shark! Maybe you want to get a fish manicure? You never know!

The World Aquarium have also opened the Aqua Room, where the entire main floor is dedicated to learning about all of the aquatic wonders that can be found across the world! 

What used to be just tours, the World Aquarium has now opened it's doors to general admission, so celebrate with the family! They still, however, continue the tours, including the Discovery Adventure Tour, and the Extreme Adventure Tour!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$6
  • Children$4
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am - 5pm. 11pm close Fri & Sat

All year round

Teachers corner

They have great 1.5 hour tours for school groups, where they can learn first hand about the incredible creatures from the planet's aquatic ecosystems!.

I'm Hungry!

There are plenty of places to eat in the city, so why not grab a bit and get those rumbling tummies filled!.

Doing our bit

The aquarium always conducts research to try and solve real-world problems, such as sustainable aquaculture, and climate change adaption!.

Need a little extra help?

Speak to staff about the accessibility of the museum if you need assistance!.

Can I get one of those?

There is something for everyone in the gift shop Shark tooth necklaces, stuffed animals, fossils, jewelry and more!.

What people are saying?

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    I think it is sad that the only way to get a 96 year young women to be able to visit the aquarium is to be forced to purchase a ticket for the City Museum. What a racket that is. Due to her age and the fact that she is in a wheel chair she is unable to enjoy what the City Museum has to offer. So as a punishment she must purchase a ticket to an attraction that she is unable to use just to be able to enjoy the Aquarium. WOW is all I can say to who ever thought up that scam!!!! Sad Sad Sad

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    We had a great time! I felt the animals were in good shape and the tanks were satisfactorily clean. My kids had a lot of fun looking at the different animals and especially the nibbling fish, crawl through tank and the sting ray tank.

    I do think the price is a little high. I think $5 a person is more appropriate. If you have a group, let the kids go, Adults will find other areas of the City Museum more interesting.

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    there animals were in terrible shape, none had food. the sloths cage was unlocked, the otters were crying and scratching at the cage and had no food also all cages/tanks were dirty and gross. the reef sharks tank is very dangerous...theres only a net over the side with a sign that says "dont dangle fingers" and furthermore the birds that are loose bite! they do not tell you not to touch the birds till you pay, as we were about to leave a little kid (just learning to walk) went up to the bird and about lost a finger! All the people working did was...Read More

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    I agree with amber z. It needs a major face lift. It has a teen wolf michael j fox mannequin, thats like 1985. And the technology like tv monitors, displays look like 1985. Aquarium set up like a hoarder of home fish aquariums. What is cool though, is they are a bit old school. You can walk in and touch turtles, rays without supervision. They have a crawl tube within one of the aquariums that my 3 year old loved. The museum is next to 14th st where therw is gelato, restaurants, etc.

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    Complete waste of time and money! $120 for 6 of us was the worst money that we ever spent. That includes some really terrible tourist traps in South Dakota and Florida.

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by Janet White

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I think it is sad that the only way to get a 96 year young women to be able to visit the aquarium is to be forced to purchase a ticket for the City Museum. What a racket that is. Due to her age and the fact that she is in a wheel chair she is unable to enjoy what the City Museum has to offer. So as a punishment she must purchase a ticket to an attraction that she is unable to use just to be able to enjoy the Aquarium. WOW is all I can say to who ever thought up that scam!!!! Sad Sad Sad

But then again after reading some of the previous "Reviews" maybe we are not missing much. As one reader mentioned maybe we will just take her to Bass Pro and/or Cabelas for free.

by Small CookieMonster

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there animals were in terrible shape, none had food. the sloths cage was unlocked, the otters were crying and scratching at the cage and had no food also all cages/tanks were dirty and gross. the reef sharks tank is very dangerous...theres only a net over the side with a sign that says "dont dangle fingers" and furthermore the birds that are loose bite! they do not tell you not to touch the birds till you pay, as we were about to leave a little kid (just learning to walk) went up to the bird and about lost a finger! All the people working did was laugh and make a smartass comment! this place disgusts me and is unsafe. I DO NOT Recommend it AT ALL!

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