The historic Children’s Aquarium Dallas has been reimagined for the future Located on the grounds of Fair Park, the beloved aquarium debuted in 1936 for the Texas Centennial and has delighted generations of Texas families and visitors.
But this isn’t your grandfather’s aquarium anymore, with a new focus on high-tech, high-touch and hands-wet activities for the creative kids of today. The first new activity visitors will notice is the Children’s Aquarium Dallas Mining Company on the front lawn. A water tower and sluice create a mining experience for guests who can pan for a variety of gemstones and fossils.
At the Aquarium entrance, a giant Octopus, perfect for pictures, welcomes visitors to the fun. Inside, families will see animals and environments that have not been exhibited at the Children’s Aquarium Dallas before. The number of fish under the Aquarium’s care has doubled for the 2021 reopening to more than 15,000.
Throughout your visit, the Aquarium's Guest Experience Associates will be on hand to show ambassador animals, engage with visitors and answer questions.