Our featured exhibits include a wide variety of amphibians, lorikeets , a parakeet aviary, and a variety of cold water and tropical fish including sharks and stingrays. Austin Aquarium is also pleased to bring you our rain forest vivarium where hundreds of reptiles, ring-tailed lemurs, and our “Capybara” call home.
The Austin Aquarium welcomes you to experience everything the deep blue sea has to offer with our unique interactive experiences. Guests are encouraged to hand-feed sharks, rays, birds, and fish. Get up close with our Ruff and Ring Tailed Lemurs, or pet one of our caiman lizards. Above all, the Austin Aquarium promotes education through an engaging experience in a safe and comfortable environment. Kids and adults alike are sure to be amazed at the soft skin of our sharks and rays among other experiences.
The Austin Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast. Guests can watch jellyfish gently float and glow and admire the bright and colorful corals without leaving Austin’s city limits. We offers multiple educational programs and events for kids, as well as behind the scenes tours for those curious about just what it takes to keep an aquarium in good working order.
We also provide additional experiences such as birthday parties, octopus encounters, and our “Sleep with the Sharks” program.
We hope to inspire a new generation of oceanic explorers and conservationists through education and a shared appreciation for the world’s oceans. With over 8,000 living animals representing habitats from the Oregon shores to remote Indonesian Islands, the majestic awe and wonder of the sea is alive in Austin.
Local owners place a premium on the family experience, with a special interest in foster children. Having hosted thirty one of their own, and adopting three , they understand the struggles foster families face offering free admission to foster children. In addition, we offer free admission to all families, children, and employees of Austin Children’s Shelter and Children at Heart Ministries. These organizations help thousands of families in difficult circumstances and it is our honor to host them.
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Among the exhibits featured throughout the aquarium are a wide variety of amphibians, an interactive parakeet and a separate dove aviary, and a variety of cold water and tropical fish. Also, Austin Aquarium features sharks, a stingray touch tank, a rain forest with hundreds of reptiles and our newest additions to the family, Ring Tail Lemurs and Capybara!
The Austin Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast. Guests can watch jellyfish gently float and glow admiring the bright and colorful corals without leaving Austin’s city limits.
The Austin and San Antonio Aquariums are the only facilities in the U.S. where patrons can interact with and pet lemurs. Our furry Ring-Tailed and Red Ruffed lemurs are so playful and curious.