Austin Aquarium in Austin, TX

13530 N. Hwy 183Austin, TX 78750
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Escape into the wilderness and take a stroll through the Austin Aquarium! Learn about the wonders of marine life, see thousands of aquatic animal species, and enjoy interactive activities that will keep the whole family entertained; such as up-close and personal encounters with many reptiles and creatures! The Austin Aquarium is the perfect way to see how life is like under the sea.

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  • Experience thousands of species and interactive exhibits.
  • Family friendly and fun for all ages!
  • Wheelchair accessible.
  • Allow approximately 1.5 to 2 hours for your tour.
  • Featured exhibits include a wide variety of amphibians, lorikeets, a parakeet aviary, and a variety of cold water and tropical fish including sharks and stingrays.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.


from Austin Aquarium
The Austin Aquarium welcomes the whole family to enjoy the unique interactive experiences found within, where everyone can discover the world beneath the ocean's surface.

Guests are encouraged to hand feed sharks, rays, birds and fish, or to get up close and personal with many of the reptiles and other animals on exhibit. Above all, the Austin Aquarium promotes education through an interactive experience in a comfortable environment. With over 8,000 living animals representing habitats from the Oregon shores to remote Indonesian Islands, the experience will instill respect and awe for our rich aquatic resources.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Austin Aquarium

Where is the Aquarium located?

The Austin Aquarium is located at 13530 N. Hwy 183 #101, Austin, Texas 78750.

Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee?

Parking at the Austin Aquarium is free.

Is the Austin Aquarium appropriate for children?

The aquarium is family friendly and appropriate for all ages.

Can I leave and re-enter on the same day?

No, you can not leave and re-enter the Austin Aquarium. Check the section above to see the availability of your preferred dates!

Is the aquarium wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the Austin Aquarium is wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, there are many great photo opportunities at Austin Aquarium.

How long does it take to go through the Austin Aquarium?

It takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to tour the Aquarium.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?

Outside food and beverages are permitted in Austin Aquarium's concessions area. Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not permitted anywhere on Aquarium property.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not permitted in the Aquarium, but service animals are always welcome. Under the ADA, a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. Please note that emotional-support therapy, comfort, and companion animals are not considered service animals under the ADA and may not be brought into the Austin Aquarium. Pets may not be left unattended in the parking lot or your vehicle.