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The Real Science Behind...

(Disclaimer: We do not have a Megalodon at the aquarium 😉 )       As The Meg hits theaters, dive into what we really know about this chompy predator By Katherine J. Wu Apparently, this dead horse still needs beating: The...

Kangaroos Are Lefties, and...

The discovery strengthens the case that upright posture drove the evolution of dominant hands in humans By Devin Powell   If you ever find yourself in a boxing match with a kangaroo, watch out for its left hook. A Russian biologist...

Princess and Her Hero...

Join us at the Austin Aquarium for our second-annual Princess and Her Hero dance on May 5. The night is an opportunity to create a memory that will last a lifetime for young ladies to spend some time with her father, grandfather, brother,...

Navy Day at Austin Aquarium

Join Austin Aquarium March 23rd, 2017 from 1-4pm for Navy Day at the aquarium.  Experience old and new Navy diving equipment and play with the robotics used by Navy personnel to dispose of hazardous materials. [metaslider id=1890]  ...

Austin Aquarium to Host...

Austin, TX. November 1, 2016– Austin Aquarium, working with non-profit A Walk In My Shoes, will help people “get back on their feet” this holiday season. New or gently used shoes will be exchanged for either free or half-price...

2nd Annual End of School...

The Austin Aquarium is excited to expand students’ interest in aquatics or marine biology through an art contest where they can illustrate fish, birds, reptiles, or oceanography. In doing so they have a chance to win a scholarship, a...

10 Educational Benefits

10 Educational Benefits for Visiting an Aquarium August 20, 2014 by Monica Atkins 5 Comments “Every time you dive, you hope you’ll see something new – some new species. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes it doesn’t.”...

Sleep with the Sharks...

For my son's 8th birthday, we purchased a "Sleeping with the Sharks" package. It is obvious to me that the intent behind this operation is based in a true love and passion for wildlife. It's clear that what is being created here is a...

Improve Your Health, Visit...

Research has been done comparing control groups to those exposed to aquaria. Benefits have included reports of decreased stress, increase in relaxation, reduced anxiety, decreased aggressive behaviors and improved eating behaviors and...

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