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Family Activities

The Austin Aquarium welcomes families to enjoy an immersive interactive experience! Sea to believe as we connect children and families to the planet, ranging from our rainforests and deserts to the exotic species of ocean. Family activities in Austin include hand feeding sharks, stingrays, birds, and tropical animals. Fun children activities include feeding and touching crocodiles, holding slithering snakes, or even taking a selfie with one of our exotic large breed birds.

The Austin Aquarium opens eyes of discovery in a family friendly environment, creating fun things to do in Austin. We provide Austin’s children and families fun access to the excitement and learning of the planet without a long trip to the coast. Watch jellyfish gently float and glow, admire families of seahorses playing, or our Giant Pacific Octopus snack on crawfish – fed by guests! The Aquarium offers multiple educational programs and activities for kids in Austin. A favorite children’s activity is our Morning Rounds for aspiring aquarists, or those who just love animals. Popular family activities include Birthday Parties, Private Events, Octopus Encounters, and Sleep with the Sharks.

OctopusLearn More About Feeding The Fish

* Feed The Fish and Rays

* Meet The Mermaids

* Explore The Rainforest

* Feed The Lorikeets


Explore The AquariumField Trips

Field Trips…Learn More                         Explore the Aquarium


The Austin Aquarium will be closing at 4 pm July 4th

(512) 222-5586

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    4th of July - Anyone wearing red, white & blue receives one free animal food token.

(512) 222-5586


Sun–Thurs 10am–7pm
Friday-Sat 10am-8pm

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