Why Visit the Austin Aquarium

The Austin Aquarium has been a for profit facility for over twenty years now and is located in Austin, TX, USA. It was originally started by Don Smith as a hobby in 1988. Now it is the leading facility in the world for the conservation of aquatic life. It houses thousands of species of exotic birds, turtles, sharks, and fish. It has the most diverse collection of aquatic life on the planet. Click here for facts about Austin, TX.


The Austin Aquarium has its own museum in which to display all of its collections. It also hosts several shows and special events. You can catch the live fish show at least once a month. You can see and hear live music, as well as exhibits from the various departments. You can also get up close with your favorite aquatic animal. You can go behind the scenes and meet the team of scientists who are on hand to answer questions and give you a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the aquarium. You can see the animals in the water, swim with the animals, and view their behavior in their aquarium setting. Click here to read about History Of The Austin History Museum.

There are two main types of admission to the Austin Aquarium. The first is the general public admission. This price includes a general view of the aquarium from the ground and entrance to the aquatic life display. The second is the VIP admission, which includes all of the above, and a private tour of the aquarium with the owner and/or scientists.