Hands-On, Hands-Wet Fun! Pet & Feed Friendly Stingrays. Close & FREE Parking. No Reservations Needed. Open Daily.

Welcome back to the Children’s Aquarium, bringing out the kid in everyone with new interactive and hands-on exhibits, special events and family activities. Swim on over to learn about aquatic animals from all around the world and right here in Texas. Get your hands wet with our touch tanks, pet the friendly stingrays and fall in love with the wonders of the underwater world.

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About The Aquarium

We've been a beloved Dallas family tradition for 85 years. Opened as part of the Texas Centennial in 1936 at Fair Park, the Aquarium has been reimagined and reopened. Designed with kids and their families in mind, our eye-level, interactive exhibits thrill visitors and instill a love for the oceans, rivers and lakes of the world. The Children’s Aquarium is another exciting project brought to you by zoOceanarium Group.

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The aquarium always has great things going on!

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Our Exhibits

From large sharks and stingrays to tiny, colorful fish, the Children’s Aquarium is home to amazing aquatic animals from across the globe and around the state. Visitors can feed and pet our graceful stingrays and give a meal to our new Archer Fish that spit water to get their food. More than 55 exhibits provide an eye-level view of some of the most interesting animals in the world.

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Special Events

There’s always something amazing going on at the Aquarium. From State Fair of Texas activities to animal feeding and educational experiences. Check back often for calendar updates to enhance your next visit.

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Join the Children’s Aquarium and get your Annual Pass Member identification card. The card allows you to visit the Aquarium as often as you like during the year. It’s a great savings for everyone.

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Pan for gems, fossils and other surprises at the Children’s Aquarium Mining Company, located just outside the Aquarium. Everyone can hit the jackpot when they sift through the contents of their gem bag, containing mining surprises they can take home. Prices vary.

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OPEN DAILY 9 AM TO 5 PM

TOUCH THE FIRETRUCKS, POLICE VEHICLES & MORE! FIRST RESPONDERS DAY SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 10 AM to 2 PM

Everyone loves fire trucks and emergency vehicles! Come to the Aquarium on August 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to get up close to first responder vehicles, including a Dallas Fire Department Fire Engine and a Ladder Truck, Dallas Police Department patrol cars, SWAT Unit, K-9 officers and the Mounted Patrol plus some surprises! Free with admission. First responders -- show your ID at the door for free Stingray food to feed the friendly Rays during your visit . 


WE LOVE OUR MEMBERS! FREE STINGRAY PLUSH FOR NEW MEMBERS, AUGUST 13-14

Become a member! Join the Children's Aquarium Dallas on Saturday or Sunday, August 13-14 and get a free Stingray Plush as a thank you gift. Members can enjoy fun at the Aquarium as often as they like during the year. Members just show their cards for Aquarium entry. They also can attend special events throughout the year and always get priority entrance and a discount at the gift shop.

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COME BACK BEFORE YOU GO BACK (TO SCHOOL)!

It's time to make more family memories here at the Children's Aquarium Dallas at Fair Park before school starts for the year. We're open every day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. There's close, free parking right in front of the Aquarium.  And,you don't need advance reservations to visit us. Buy tickets at the door or get yours online here on childrensaquarium.com

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