If you don’t do anything else while you are passing through Texas you should at least take the time to visit the state aquarium – in fact, more than 500,000 people choose to do just that every single year. That has to tell you something! Here are a few of the top reasons why you cannot afford to miss the learning opportunity that the Texas State Aquarium has to offer.
- It’s a very affordable family outing. Adults and older children can get through the doors for under $20 per ticket – younger children are even cheaper. In fact, if your kids are under two years old you can get them in completely free! Where else will you find a better deal on admission?
- The Aquarium houses a huge variety of fish. They are considered to be the “Official” aquarium of the state of Texas – none of the other smaller ones can even come close in comparison to the sheer volume of interesting life forms they have on display. There are all kinds of fish to look at, from native lake fish to more exotic ones that come from deep in the ocean.
- There is more to look at than just fish. Aside from just fish, the Texas State Aquarium also has a large number of other displays that include reptiles, mammals and various types of birds. It’s kind of like a zoo, but with a strong emphasis toward the fishy theme!
Aside from just visiting the aquarium, you can also choose to enroll your children in one of the various programs or camps that the facility offers. They offer an advanced, behind the scenes look at how the aquarium runs and all the wildlife that it houses. The Aquarium itself offers a very valuable learning experience that they could not get anywhere else – after all, how many of the critters are you actually going to encounter in your day to day life?