The Dallas Children's Aquarium (Formally known as the Children's Aquarium at Fair Park) is an aquarium located in Fair Park, Dallas, Texas, USA. It opened in 1936 as part of the Texas Centennial Exposition, becoming the first Public Aquarium in the state of Texas. And received an $8 million renovation in 2010. The Aquarium has six exhibit areas.
The Freshwater Zone is located in the displays, Red-eared sliders, a Northern caiman lizard, an alligator snapping turtle, Longnose gars, electric eels., an Axolotl, Eumeces schneiderii Sheltopusik, paradise flying snake, Gila trout, and various other freshwater aquatic animals.
|Monday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
Gene Luciani | Jan 24, 2018
This place is great for children. Especially the stingray bay. The children thoroughly enjoyed being able to touch the rays. The albino alligator was enjoyable too. Would thoroughly recommend a day out there too. This visit was amazing!
Heather Goodrum | Jan 24, 2018
Cute aquarium. They staff here are friendly and knowledgeable on their fish and other aquatic wildlife. They have a show of feeding their sharks and other larger rescues. Also you can feed and pet the stingrays. Very fun for kids.
Cassie Russell | Feb 15, 2018
Amazing experience for my 3 year old with feeding the sting ray to seeing the alligator. He was a little scared at first to be so close he could almost touch it. Then he realized they couldn’t touch him he was so excited. The people there were also kind and especially the ladies who give you the tickets for the aquarium.
Daniel Jenner | Jan 10, 2018
Great spot for kids and cheap! Not a whole lot to do, but a good side trip. Hit up the butterfly garden and outdoor play area for a few hours of kid energy release!
Anastasia Smith | Nov 8, 2017
Small but neat aquarium. Wide range of fresh and salt water sea life. Feeding and petting the sting rays was the best! We took our two kids ages 8-12 and they loved it. The staff was friendly and very knoweledgable, especially Gayle!
Jack Burgess | Mar 18, 2018
Cheap price clean aquarium. Good staff. Cost us 16 bucks children under 3 free. No food court which stunk but we didn't go there to eat. You can have birthday parties which they had one while we were there. It's sectioned off from the rest so it's private. The have shark feeding show and you can feed the stingrays and hold star fish.
Kylee Brock | Mar 15, 2018
Cute aquarium but much smaller than I expected. Nice option if you'd like to see aquatic animals, but not have to pay high fees of the larger Dallas World Aquarium.
andrew lucas | Apr 14, 2018
My son loved this place. The price was low and it isn't so big that it overwhels kids. The older your kid is the less they'll probably enjoy it. Feeding the Sting Rays was my son's favorite part. He is only 2 and a half but he still talks about feeding the Sting Rays.
Shan Green | May 2, 2018
Nice place for the kids to explore and learn about sea life. It's not that big and if you don't take your time, you'll find yourself done in less than 30 mins.
Charity Morgan | May 5, 2018
This aquarium is really cute and fun for kids it doesn't take too long to walk through and the price to get in is not bad. There's also food trucks near the front.
Rachel Hawkins | May 16, 2018
Our school planned a field trip here. It was the worst experience. They definitely overbooked with too many schools. It was very crowded, the kids couldn't see hardly anything because we were being pushed through. There seemed to be no organization. It was awful.
CTNMTH | May 8, 2018
small but GREAT /interactive & informative staff ...not just for kids ...my wife an i love this place and we visit at least 2 or 3 times a year !
griselda Salas | Jun 5, 2018
We got to the fair park and we couldn’t find the place then we found out they relocated it but never update their website. I’m super mad because it was my kid birthday and it was one of the places he wanted to go. At the fair park they didn’t even know where they had relocated at.
Elisa Campos | Jul 5, 2018
This Aquarium is great for the price! Adults 12+ $8.00 Children 3-11 $6.00 Seniors 65+ $6.00 They have two sides indoors a Freshwater and a Saltwater side and in the back they have a Shark Tank and Stingray bay. At Stingray Bay you can PET the STINGRAYS! You can also feed them for $2.00 a cup! I would advise getting there early because the Stingrays have a limited amount of food they can eat in a day, so if you go a little later in the day there's a chance they could be sold out of food. The staff is always super friendly and always have fun facts to tell us!
Liz Johnson | Jul 7, 2018
Parking at the aquarium is free during most of the year, and there is a $2 discount for zoo members. Children can pet sea anemones, lobsters, starfish and urchins inside, and explore stingray bay outside. Our toddler loved petting the stingrays. They swam right up to him and even splashed him. The aquarium has 6 exhibits, including a variety of sharks. This is a great outing for a 2-year-old, especially as an escape from the summer heat.
Pam C | Jun 21, 2018
This place is fantastic! Best part is the stingrays! For $2 you get 2 large shrimp to feed them with...it was an amazing experience for my 5 yr old grand child! Totally worth the entrance fee!
Cherish Nesbitt | Jul 6, 2018
Place was nice when you walk it with a little area for you to touch some animals. But this place should not be priced as such and you will only be here for about 15 minutes. Might as well have went to the Dallas world aquarium. Also the place smells like mildew the whole way through.
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