What You Can Expect

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Everyone is able pet the Stingrays at the aquarium.

Our facility features thousands of species! We have reptiles, warm and cold water fish, various exotic birds, and so much more! Among the exhibits, you can experience:

  • Sharks, Stingrays
  • Corals, and other invertebrates
  • Lorikeets, Toucans and Macaws
  • Tropical fish, and cold water fish including dozens of species of rockfish and flatfish
  • Rain Forest Area, including exotic reptiles and amphibians
  • Giant Pacific Octopus
  • and on select days….Mermaids!

You can also learn more on our About Us page.

Daily Schedule
12:00 Radiant Reptile Encounter
1:00 Birds in Performance
2:00 Meet Our Giant Pacific Octopus
3:00 Radiant Reptile Encounter
4:00 Birds in Performance
5:00 Magnificent Marine

Weekends, Holidays, Spring Break
11:00-5:00 Selfies with our Mermaid


Special Encounters can be purchased here.

Season pass holders will receive a discount. Reservations must be made in advance.

Morning Rounds

Guests are able to follow an aquarist and help feed the aquarium animals. Learn More!

Learn what it is to be a marine biologist or zoologist as you join us for morning rounds. Great for kids wanting to explore careers in biology. Up to 15 guests help some of our aquarists as they care for our fish, reptiles and invertebrates.






Looking for a venue to hold a memorable and unique event?!

Private event space at the aquarium provides for unique experience.

Some of our favorite events include:

  • Corporate events
  • Family Events
  • Family Reunions
  • Graduation Parties
  • Class Reunion Parties
  • Birthday Parties
  • and much more!

Bring in your own food to your party or hire the caterer of your choice – whatever you prefer! More details here.

Princess Makeovers

Bring in your little princess to Austin Aquarium to get her hair and makeup done along with a princess dress to wear for her special day at the aquarium.