Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202
Dallas World Aquarium Description
Children enter a world unlike their own at the Dallas World Aquarium; areas flow into one another, inside and out, and cover the diverse flora and fauna of the Riviera Maya, South Africa, a rainforest where birds fly freely, and more. Itty bitty bats, slippery snakes, mammoth manatees and other creatures fascinate and make for a real hide-and-seek adventure through the building for the kids. The aquarium tanks range from 10,000-22,000 gallons and feature predators, exotic species and those found just off Texas' continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico.
Babies: Best to carry baby in a Bjorn through the aquarium, as crowds make for difficult stroller passage.
School-Age Kids: Fans of Peter Pan will want to catch the crocodile feeding, held daily at 11:30 a.m. Can you hear the ticking of the clock?
Pre-Teens & Teens: Perhaps the most popular spot is under the Cenote in the Mayan area, where sharks and other watery beasts swim above and around visitors.
- Fair play The aquarium is located in Fair Park, and parking is free.
- Cafe cool. There are three on-site restaurants for dining.
- Talk to me. Every half hour, there's either a talk or a feeding at one of the exhibits, so there's always an opportunity to learn about animals, from otters to crocodiles.
Just the Facts
Hours: Open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Recommended Time: 1 - 2 hours
Reviews of Dallas World Aquarium
By MommyNX June 29, 2011
There are two different aquariums in Dallas. One in downtown Dallas and the other in Fair Park-- while the names of the aquariums are very similar and are often confused with one another, the aquariums are very different. I havent been to the Dallas World Aquarium, but I see it every time I go to downtown Dallas for a Mavs game. This aquarium is NOT located in Fair Park. The Dallas World Aquarium is located in downtown Dallas. The aquarium in Fair Park used to simply be called "Dallas Aquarium" which leads to this confusion, but has since been renamed to "Childrens Aquarium". Dallas World Aquarium is more expensive, you must pay to park because you are in downtown, but the tanks are much nicer and more variety. Dallas Aquarium is less expensive, free parking unless it is State Fair season, then you will pay for parking AND entry to State Fair, and you can pay to feed and touch the sting rays if you want the hands on experience. Read More