Dallas Aquariums: Excellent for Exploring Marine Life


While Dallas, Texas, may be a landlocked city, it does offer opportunities to get close to marine life, primarily through the Dallas World Aquarium and the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Both options offer a great chance for local residents to get out of their Dallas apartments and homes, and explore great marine life on display.

The Dallas World Aquarium

The Dallas World Aquarium is a world-class aquarium filled with thousands of fish, birds, amphibians and other animals. The aquarium opened in 1992 in an old warehouse in downtown Dallas’ historic West End district, and has expanded since. The aquarium has five primary exhibits, each showcasing the sea life, birds and animals that are native to the geographic region it represents.

The Wilds of Borneo exhibit is the teaser, as it is just prior to the ticket gate. This exhibit features animal life from Australia and Asia, including exotic colorful fish; tree kangaroos and fairy penguins. The Orinoco is a South American river which winds its way through major rainforests. Visitors get a glimpse of this very important rainforest ecosystem through the Orinoco Secrets of the River display which shoots up seven stories. See animals and fish which inhabit the ecosystem including crocodiles, piranhas, monkeys and toucans, to name just a few.

The aquarium exhibit itself allows you to get up close to the fish which swim in the Pacific Ocean, play on a coral reef or venture through a kelp forest. The highlight of this exhibit is a huge tank filled with all kinds of sea life that you see while walking through a protected glass tunnel.

The other exhibits are South Africa, with its penguins and storks, and Mundo Maya which brings the Mayan culture of Mexico to life with its exhibits of animals and plants found in folklore. The highlight of Mundo Maya is another walk-through tank.

The Dallas World Aquarium is located at 1801 N. Griffin Street. Since the aquarium stresses preserving the world’s ecosystems, it discounts tickets $1 to people who show they got there via public transportation.

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park is not as big as the Dallas World Aquarium, but it is still a must-see for anyone interested in marine life and provides an alternative created with the kids in mind. Because it is a children’s museum, the exhibits are built at kid-level and also feature many hands-on activities kids will enjoy.

The Children’s Aquarium divides its displays by marine systems, rather than by geographic region as the larger museum does. These systems are: the freshwater zone, intertidal, shore, near shore, offshore and stingray bay. Each zones features fish and aquatic animals that commonly live in that zone.

The Children’s Aquarium is affiliated with the Dallas Zoo, located elsewhere in Dallas. While the zoo does not have an aquarium on those premises, it does have exhibits of some aquatic animals, such as Galapagos, tortoises and crocodiles. Located at 1462 First Avenue, the Children’s Aquarium opens daily at 9 a.m and is open seven days a week, excluding a few major holidays.


Photo Credit 1: Worldtravel212.com
Photo Credit 2: TexasExplorer.com

22 Responses to “Dallas Aquariums: Excellent for Exploring Marine Life”

  1. I took my sister to the Dallas World Aquarium five years ago. I really enjoyed watching the sloths climb.

  2. Definitely a Dallas experience must.

  3. Great! I think there is no word to express to the beauty of marine life, thanks for sharing about this place will surely visit here.

  4. The picture of the dallas aquariums at Texas is looking gorgeous. I came to understand form you that dallas aquarium is enriched m with many types of marine creatures which is very rare and is found only in the deep ocean

  5. If you, most likely a renter, are feeling victimized, economically or otherwise, and have deduced the only answer to end societal degradation is to wipe out society as we know it and thus wish to plot a devastating biological attack on New York using white mosquitoes, you can get a starter kit here for just $4.99. Then again, why would you hate New York? Where anyone, even YOU, a non-restaurateur, is free to buy as many theoretically fancy fish as your theoretical tank can take. Think about it.

    THANKS FOR SHARING

  6. Indeed true.

  7. These people know this golden fact of life and world that if they have good health, they can get or avail any comfort of life through working hard in life.

  8. read most of them and got a lot from them I was just read your article that was really superb got much pleasure to read that post.

  9. Texas is the place to visit for those who want to experience historical sites and architectural wonders. If you are into shopping, Texas also offers some of the best malls in the United States. For those who are after tasting delicious food or want to have an exciting time at water parks and aquariums, or want to experience a challenging rugged terrain, then Texas is the best place for you.

  10. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    perawatan kolam renang | kontraktor kolam renang

  11. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    perawatan kolam renang | kontraktor kolam renang

  12. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    spesialis kolam renang | kontraktor kolam renang

  13. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    travel umroh terbaik | paket umroh promo | info tour travel umroh

  14. Umrah Promo | Umrah Reguler | Umrah Ramadhan
    Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    Umrah Promo | Umrah Reguler | Umrah Ramadhan

  15. Umrah Promo | Umrah Reguler | Umrah Ramadhan
    Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    Umrah Promo | Umrah Reguler | Umrah Ramadhan

  16. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    interior kontraktor jakarta | interior design jakarta

  17. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    Jual Rumah Jakarta | Arsitek Kontraktor Jakarta

  18. nice article...thanks article...

  19. I did a search on the subject and found nearly all persons will agree with your blog.
    Distributor Lightweight Steel
    Price tides Gypsum Ceiling
    Price Services Aluminum frames

  20. Distributor Baja Ringan | Harga Pasang Plafon Gypsum | Harga Jasa Kusen Aluminium
    Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    Distributor Baja Ringan
    Harga Pasang Plafon Gypsum
    Harga Jasa Kusen Aluminium

  21. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information which i found very interesting to read.
    Bata Expose | Dak Keraton

  22. You can stay wherever you wish, as long as its in Jeddah, Mecca or Medina....these are the basic places u can go when in KSA...you cant go to Riyadh for example. Best Umrah Packages, Best Umrah Travel Agents, Umrah Travel Agents Pakistan, Umrah Travel Agents

Leave a Reply