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$5 Admission to Children’s Aquarium During State Fair of Texas

“Ambassador” Sharks Return to Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park


The wobbegong, epaulette, and coral catsharks have returned to the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park after serving as ambassadors for the Planet Shark exhibit at the Museum of Nature & Science. Now fans can view them again for the discounted rate of $5 admission during the State Fair of Texas.

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park provides kids with the opportunity to see the “greatest hits” of the sea — sharks, jellyfish, eels, clown fish, and other species. The child-friendly design offers interactive exhibits for hands-on exploration, with a Coastal touch pool filled with horseshoe crabs, slipper lobsters, and starfish. Venture to the outdoor pavilion to visit Stingray Bay, where guests can feed and interact with cownose rays in a touch pool. Nearby, they can watch huge stingrays and sharks swimming in a 50,000-gallon tank.

The Aquarium offers daily feeding demonstrations at 2:30 p.m. Visitors can feed cownose stingrays daily. The public feeding demonstration schedule is:

  • Sundays: Sharks at Stingray Bay
  • Mondays: Moray eel at the Nearshore Gallery
  • Tuesdays: American alligators and alligator snapping turtle at the Freshwater Gallery
  • Wednesdays: Sharks at Stingray Bay
  • Thursdays: Sea turtle at the Shore Gallery
  • Fridays: Sharks at Stingray Bay
  • Saturdays: Piranhas at the Freshwater Gallery

During the State Fair of Texas, admission is $5 for everyone age 3 and older, and free for children age 2 and younger. (Regular prices are $8 for ages 12-64 and $6 for ages 3-11 and 65+.)

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the State Fair of Texas. (Visitors arriving before 6:30 p.m. may remain until 7 p.m.)

The Aquarium is located at 1462 First Ave. For more information, please call (496) 554-7340 or visit

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