Houston Downtown Aquarium
Amazing aquatic ecosystem displays, interactive touch pools, and exciting shark tanks...welcome to Houston's Downtown Aquarium!
The 6-acre entertainment and dining complex holds over 500,000 gallons of aquatic display, one full-service restaurant, an upscale bar, and several shopping opportunities along the way. There are different games and 'rides' within the complex as well, which used to be the city's fire station and waterworks home, actually. Kiddos will love the different choices for quick thrills such as Shark Voyage, a journey into the lions, or rather sharks, den, or the Lighthouse Dive adrenaline cruiser!
There are over 200 species within the aquarium itself. While here your group will get a chance to see them all and even have a couple one on one opportunities for learning from the workers and special speakers/educators themselves. Enjoy a customized family, scout, or classroom visit with your group, the latter of which caters to pre k through high school. There are several different options for education sessions, like 'Somethings Fishy' for preschoolers, teaching them all about how fish survive, or Physics of Flight for high schoolers, a more detailed look at the center's flying friends. If you don't want to opt-in for a course you could always set up a meet and greet with an expert or just walk around and check out all the new exhibits such as Shipwrecked, Sunken Temple, and Louisiana Swamp.