San Antonio Aquarium in San Antonio, TX

6320 Bandera RoadSan Antonio, TX 78238
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Snorkel with stingrays or feed the sharks during your animal encounters at the San Antonio Aquarium. There's plenty of fun for everyone including a bounce house area for kids. This aquarium is home to thousands of species including reptiles and exotic birds. No matter what the occasion, come visit the many cool creatures.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Antonio Travel Experts
  • The San Antonio Aquarium has thousands of species including reptiles, warm and cold fish, various exotic birds, and more.
  • Fun for kids and adults alike.
  • 1 hour is the average time spent in the aquarium.
  • Guests can feed sharks, rays, birds, and fish.


from San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio 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, San Antonio 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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Cheney, Washington
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2020 NEW
If you love animals, this place is great for little kids early teens! Feeding the rays were fun as well so the huge Koi fish. However, if you want to feed the Lemurs, do not pet any cats 48 hrs in advanced. They have diseases that can be transferred.
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Longview, Texas
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2020 NEW
There was so much to do! We pet the octopus, sat with lemurs, fed a baby ant eater, chilled with some kangaroos & the best part of all were chillin with Papaya & Kiwi ( the sloths) 🦙🦘🦜🐙
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New Lebanon, Ohio
"Not extensive, but excellent for children"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2020 NEW
Visited the aquarium as part of a family trip with young (preschool) grandchildren. As aquariums go I've been to many that had more water and waterlife so that was a bit of a negative surprise, but what they lacked in aquatic life they tried to compensate with other creatures. Almost everything was interactive and allowed for touching, which was a HUGE hit with the grandchildren, including one who is wheelchair bound. The ray tank was fun for all the kids but the highlight of the day for one child was petting a tortoise while another enjoyed petting an alpaca. The staff was friendly and easy going. In short, I'd recommend this to anyone with young children. Older (teens) may need more to keep them interested.
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2020 NEW
As an older couple we enjoyed the slow,relaxed pace at which to see everything! The staff was so friendly and knowledgeable - they encouraged us to feed and take pictures with all the animals. We really got a joy with the aviary, all the birds wanted to sit on our shoulders or arms and eat! Thank you for this opportunity to tell other people- we will definitely be back!
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"get To let everything!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2020 NEW
It was crazy I thought it was gonna be your average place that has animals where you just see them and there’s no enter actions but no this place you could hold pretty much everything the girlfriend absolutely loved it
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Antonio Aquarium

What are the hours of operation?
Sunday-Thursday | 10AM – 7PM
Friday-Saturday | 10AM – 8PM
Thanksgiving | 10AM – 4PM
Christmas Eve | 10AM – 4PM
Christmas | CLOSED
NYE | 10AM – 4PM
New Years Day | 12PM – 6PM

Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee?
Parking at the aquarium is free.

Where is it located?
The San Antonio Aquarium is located at 6320 Bandera Rd San Antonio, TX 78238.

Is the attraction appropriate for children?
The aquarium is appropriate for all ages.

Is the attraction wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the aquarium is wheelchair accessible.

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

Can I bring my camera?
Yes, great photo opportunities!

How long is the tour?
It takes approximately 1 hour to go through the aquarium.

Can I bring my own food/beverages?
Outside food and beverages are not allowed.

Can I bring my pet?
No, pets are NOT allowed.