Austin Aquarium

The Austin Aquarium features a variety of exhibits, including amphibians, lorikeets, a parakeet aviary, and cold water and tropical fish. The Aquarium is also home to a rain forest vivarium, where hundreds of reptiles, Ring-Tailed lemurs, and Coatimundis live.

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The Austin Aquarium offers guests unique interactive experiences with deep sea creatures. Guests are encouraged to hand-feed sharks, rays, birds, and fish. They can also get up close and personal with kangaroos, Lemurs, and caiman lizards. The Aquarium promotes education through an engaging experience in a safe and comfortable environment. Kids and adults alike are sure to be amazed at the soft skin of our sharks and rays among other experiences.

The Austin Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast. Guests can watch jellyfish gently float and glow and admire the bright and colorful corals without leaving Austin’s city limits. We offer multiple educational programs and events for kids, as well as behind the scenes tours for those curious about just what it takes to keep an aquarium in good working order. We hope to inspire a new generation of oceanic explorers and conservationists through education and a shared appreciation for the world’s oceans.

Local owners place a premium on the family experience, with a special interest in foster children. They understand the struggles foster families face and offer free admission to foster children. In addition, we offer free admission to all families, children, and employees of Austin Children’s Shelter and Children at Heart Ministries. These organizations help thousands of families in difficult circumstances organizations helping difficult circumstances.

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Animal encounters

Our animal encounters are truly one of a kind, and always leave guests with a great sense of accomplishment. In fact, at the Austin and San Antonio Aquariums, guests have the unique opportunity to 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 are sure to create memories that will last a lifetime!

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