The wobbegong, epaulette, and coral catsharks have returned to the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park after serving as ambassadors for the Planet Shark exhibit at the Museum of Nature & Science. Now fans can view them again for the discounted rate of $5 admission during the State Fair of Texas.
The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park provides kids with the opportunity to see the “greatest hits” of the sea — sharks, jellyfish, eels, clown fish, and other species. The child-friendly design offers interactive exhibits for hands-on exploration, with a Coastal touch pool filled with horseshoe crabs, slipper lobsters, and starfish. Venture to the outdoor pavilion to visit Stingray Bay, where guests can feed and interact with cownose rays in a touch pool. Nearby, they can watch huge stingrays and sharks swimming in a 50,000-gallon tank.
The Aquarium offers daily feeding demonstrations at 2:30 p.m. Visitors can feed cownose stingrays daily. The public feeding demonstration schedule is:
- Sundays: Sharks at Stingray Bay
- Mondays: Moray eel at the Nearshore Gallery
- Tuesdays: American alligators and alligator snapping turtle at the Freshwater Gallery
- Wednesdays: Sharks at Stingray Bay
- Thursdays: Sea turtle at the Shore Gallery
- Fridays: Sharks at Stingray Bay
- Saturdays: Piranhas at the Freshwater Gallery
During the State Fair of Texas, admission is $5 for everyone age 3 and older, and free for children age 2 and younger. (Regular prices are $8 for ages 12-64 and $6 for ages 3-11 and 65+.)
The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. during the State Fair of Texas. (Visitors arriving before 6:30 p.m. may remain until 7 p.m.)
The Aquarium is located at 1462 First Ave. For more information, please call **(**496) 554-7340 or visit ChildrensAquariumAtFairPark.com.