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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"Pretty fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 08, 2019 NEW
It's pretty interactive and fun! It was definitely worth the cost. The tokens are a little expensive but to do the interactive part you have to purchase them.
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San Antonio, Texas
"Family Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 06, 2019 NEW
Had a great time there with my granddaughter. She had fun touching the animals and looking at the animals outside. There is also a huge sandbox inside and she had a blast playing in it. If you are a teacher, make sure you show your ID and get a huge discount.
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Galveston Island, Texas
"Magical fun on a hot summer day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2019 NEW
My 3 kids (9, 8, and 3 years) thought that this was the most amazing place in the world. The building is definitely older, but you are able to get right up close with the animals - absolutely magical! You can buy tokens for animal food, but you are also able to get close enough to touch most animals even if you aren’t feeding them. We had found an online sale on the sloth encounter ahead of time, and this was an incredible experience (thank you Marviq!). Another highlight was the lemur encounter with Ian and Courtney. We live hours away from San Antonio, but we will definitely come back again!
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Mona R
"Hidden charges"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2019
beware of additional charges. most exhibits cost extra and the food to feed animals is 3 dollars a token for about 10 cents worth of feed I feel like it's deceptive.
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"Red Lemur Exibit"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 13, 2019
Thanks to Marissa and Nicole for making the Red Lemur Exibit a blast!!! Great place for all ages!! Can’t wait to do it again!!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Antonio Aquarium

What are the hours of operation? 
The aquarium is open daily from 10 AM-8 PM.

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? 

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 allowed.