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Downtown Aquarium, Houston, Texas

410 Bagby St, Houston, Texas

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Submitted by: Andrea S.

The outside is misleadingly large while the interior exhibits are short and few. The highlight of the tour was the snow tiger. Lucky for us, it decided to interact with the crowd. By interact I mean it kept pacing back and forth inches from the glass licking its lips as it eyed a curious toddler. Because we we're visiting the city we wanted to see everything and bought the all day wristbands. At no point did anyone ask to scan or see them. What a waste! Best part of the day was the ferris wheel which went pretty quick but gave us the chance to get some great shots of the skyline. There's not much to do, sightseeing-wise, in the downtown area so if you're looking for something to do and have small children, i...

Submitted by: Chris B.

Very small, very small, and very small.  They put more effort into the outside play area than they do into the actual aquarium.  Putting myself into a...

Submitted by: Mischelle S.

Went to visit Houston for fun just about 2 weeks ago & decided to go to this Aquarium. I thought we were gonna be there for at least 2+ hours since the place looked really big from the outside, so we decided to pay $6 for parking. The outside looked really fun, they had train rides & a ferris wheel. A lot of kids looked like they really enjoyed it but I wasn't in it for the rides, I was more excited about the aquarium. It was about $9.25/person for the entrance fee which I thought was a reasonable price. We had driven 21/2 hours just to get to Houston and we were really hungry so we decided to grab some hotdogs, & it was really expensive! It was about $7 for a plain hotdog. Are you kidding me? I really regre...

Submitted by: Megan F.

I haven't eaten in the restaurant, so this review is for the actual aquarium. It is small and kids may get bored easily, but it was a surprisingly awesome date location. There is a good amount of things to look at, including...

Submitted by: Kylie S.

Oh the aquarium... It is a very strange place consisting of a ferris wheel, a chain restaurant, white tigers, and a tiny aquatic petting zoo.  The actual "aquarium" is small, takes no time at all to traverse.  The best part about it is the opportunity to pet sting rays near the end of it.  At the very end of the tour are two white tigers; how white tigers are relevant to aquatic life I am not sure... All of the costs can really add up here.  It costs to park, to go through the aquarium, to eat in the restaurant, to ride any of the rides, and to play the games. Compared to some of the truly great aquariums in other major cities, this is really disappointing.  I don't have children, but I'd be afraid to bring ...

Submitted by: Joedel G.

If you want to see a huge aquarium with a lot of huge salt water fishes, you came to the right place. If you came here for the food ? not really the best place in this area that's why I only give it a 3 stars. My kids love it very much, they were wondering around to see those fishes. The ambience is really worth it for the price we pay. Subdued li...

Submitted by: Michael C.

Dinner for 5. I had the fish and chips, pretty standard. Fairly good food. My girlfriend really enjoyed the Mahi Mahi and shrimp. The main drawback was the plethora of screaming children ...

Submitted by: Robert A.

Parking: I had to pay for parking even though I was only going there to eat.  I think I paid 5 dollars to park. Atmosphere: It is quiet inside, other families are there with kids, people are walking around the Aquarium fish tank inside the restaurant. Attentiveness of Waiters: Our waiter could have been a little more attentive especially when we needed more drinks and letting us know when the food was going to be coming out.  That way I would have been able to get up more often to look at the fish and not have to worry about our food getting cold. Aquarium Inside Restaurant: There is an awesome aquarium inside the restaurant.  Some of the fish are huge in that tank, and I just want to point to the one I want...

Submitted by: Lesa T.

Being a Houston native, I felt badly that I've never been to the Downtown Aquarium, since it seems like a popular city attraction. After finding a buy-one-get-one-free deal for admission, the bf and I decided to check it out on a Friday evening. Although it's impressive that such a...

Submitted by: catherine h.

My bf's parents were coming in from outta town, and His mom loves the SHark attack desert here so we came for dinner last night... Ive been to the aquarium quite a few times and I honestly dont know what I feel about this place.. I mean i Love the huge fish tank all around the restaurant, and The decor of this place is cute.. But i dont know.. theres something that kinda tips me off... The outside of this place is really cute, The ferris wheel and the other activities that you can do is cool if you have a family... or if you wanna take someone on a first date, i would think it would be cool... The food is just ok.. nothing too special.. I personally think this place is kinda overprice but seafood in general ...

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