Animal Encounters
Feeding the fish and animals at the Austin Aquarium

Each of our animal encounters are unique, and rewarding. In fact, the Austin and San Antonio Aquariums are the only facilities in the United States where guests can interact and pet lemurs! So, whether you are meeting our Ring-tailed or Red Ruffed lemurs for the first time, or feeding our amazing Stingrays, Sharks, Iguanas, Tortoises, Lorikeets, and more,  you will find an experience worth your time, and memories that will last a lifetime!


Extra Encounters

20 Tokens

Sloth Encounter – per person

all ages available for this encounter with paid adult supervision in the Sloth exhibit.

1 Token

 – per person

all ages available for this encounter.

4 Tokens

Lemur Encounters – per person

**ruff lemurs – must be 6-8 years old with adult supervision or 8 years of age to be in the exhibit by themselves .

3 Tokens

Octopus feeding
Capybara Encounter
all ages available for these encounters.

2 Tokens

Porcupine Encounter – per person
all ages available for this encounter
Doctor Fish – Pedicure

1 Token

feeding of: stingray, sharks, tropical fish, iguanas, parakeets, koi, ducks, turtles, alligator gar, catfish, various aviary birds, pacu, and tortoise.


Encounters of snakes, toucans, fish, ducks, tortoise, hand cleaning shrimp, doctor fish manicures, macaws

See thousands of Amazing Species at Austin Aquarium
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13530 N. Hwy 183 #101
Austin, TX 78750

Hours :
Sunday - Thursday | 10AM - 7PM
Friday - Saturday | 10AM - 8PM
New Year's Day | 11AM - 8PM
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WITH Thousands of Species