Downtown Aquarium is the product of redeveloping two Downtown Houston Landmarks--Fire Station No. 1 and The Central Waterworks Building. This Magnificent six-acre entertainment and dining complex is a 500,000-gallon aquatic wonderland, home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. With a full service restaurant, an upscale bar, a fully equipped ballroom, aquatic & geographical exhibits, shopping and a variety of amusements, Downtown Aquarium has it all!
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Peter C.


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One of the best and exiting place to take your kids with you they will defiantly like it. Huge aquarium full of sharks, stingrays and swordfish.The food was good. The service was fine and the waiters are trained to answer any question you have about the fish in the tank. It has a 150,000 gallon tank in the middle of the resturaunt. A boat ride and a ferris wheel. and a larger aquarium to tour. I visited this place with my family and it is equally enjoyable each time. We always see and learn something new. Its great for people that are touring Houston.

Nancy A.


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Right place to take your family and children. Last year I took my daughter and a friend of mine to visit the aquarium. The aquarium was nice and The Bengal Tigers were beautiful .The food was great! Over all that was a good experience and the most important thing for me that my daughter had a lot of fun. The funniest part was it took me almost an hour get my daughter agreed for leaving ;)

Blade H.


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engagement at the aquarium

The surprise was ruined! I proposed at the Downtown aquarium 4/19/14 and was supposed to be a surprise proposal for my now fiancé and was my dream because i watched many online proposal videos at aquariums around the world and thought this one would be the same but the waiter left a receipt on the table at the BEGINNING of the dinner that said "proposal dive" that my fiancé had seen without anyone noticing because i didn't even see him do it and ruined the surprise but not only that, our reservation was for 11:00a.m. but couldn't even get in until 11:30 when they were done cleaning upstairs and the divers were scheduled to come out at 12:10p.m. and when i asked the manager to postpone the divers because we barely ordered, they couldn't do it for but 10 minutes because they were on a busy schedule which i understand but i am PROPOSING? (am i wrong for wanting this to be perfect?) AND, when the divers came out to show her the proposal sign, they didn't even give me time to get out of my seat and get in front of them to propose before they flipped the sign over or for my photographer friend to get any good pictures... it all happened sooooo fast... I paid 460+ dollars for this occasion for 2 people and the diver and i brought 5 other people with me that spend a pretty penny as well. The Aquarium is always a nice place to visit but booking a proposal here is out of the question... They were really great and called to reassure your attendance multiple times but when the event is happening noone gives a flying fadoodle... i even taped my engagement ring box to my hairy legs to make this surprise happen just to be ruined by a silly careless mistake that ruined my big moment...



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This place was a joke. The por...

This place was a joke. The por tiger was kept in a place that isint ven sutable form chihuhua! I personally will never no back again. Dont go there.



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Not what i expected...

The aquarium is beautiful, dont get me wrong. But for what you paid to get into the place was not really worth it. Since some people were walking in without paying and no one seemed to pay any mind to them. Within an hour, I saw all there was to be seen. My experience was ok.

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Phone: 713-315-5000

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Price Range
Central Houston, Downtown Houston
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Parking: Paid

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

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