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The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park


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469.554.7425 office
615.347.6743 mobile


The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park

Come see the “greatest hits” of the sea at the new Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park. Kids will love viewing sharks, jellyfish, eels, rays, piranhas, turtles, clown fish, and other species from popular movies and books. The child-friendly design offers interactive exhibits for hands-on exploration, with a Coastal touch pool filled with slipper lobsters, horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, and other creatures.

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 zebra, bonnethead, and other sharks swimming in a larger pool.

The Aquarium offers daily feeding demonstrations at 2:30 p.m. Visitors can feed animals in Stingray Bay daily beginning at 10 a.m., noon, and 2, and 4 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children 3 to 11, and free for children age 2 and younger. Annual passes are $20 for adults ($15 for DZS members) and $15 for ages 3-11 ($10 for DZS members). Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Aquarium is located at 1462 First Ave. in the shadow of the Texas Star Ferris wheel. For more information, please call 469.554.7340 or visit



About the Dallas Zoo:  The Dallas Zoo, an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is the largest zoological experience in Texas featuring a 106-acre park, thousands of animals, and an education department that offers programs for all ages. The official airline of the Dallas Zoo is American Airlines. The Zoo is located at 650 S. R.L. Thornton Freeway (I-35 at Marsalis). Admission is $15 for ages 12-64, $12 for ages 3-11 and 65+, and free for ages 2 and younger and Dallas Zoological Society (DZS) members. The Zoo is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, download the free iPhone app, visit, or call 469.554.7500. 


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