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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west texas
"Fun place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 27, 2019 NEW
My mom and I took my 18yr old and their girlfriend. The staff was very helpful and knew a lot about the animals.
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Briana H
"Awesome time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 19, 2019 NEW
This place is awesome. We had so much fun, and spent hours there. All the staff was super nice. Especially Edward and Bridgette. They were both very informative, and knowledgeable on the animals. They both went above and beyond to make our experience even better. Same with the trainers at the Lemur enclosure. Everyone was nice and helpful. The whole family enjoyed our visit. It was a unique experience. You can buy tokens to feed the animals like kangaroos, ostriches, birds, lemurs, stingrays, the octopus, and many more. Awesome time, and experience. The place looks questionable when you pull up, but the place is huge. Give it a chance, you won’t regret it.
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Wooster, Ohio
"Wouldn't recommend to go there by 11 a.m. because of the strong smells"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2019 NEW
I believe it's a good place for young children that loves to touch all kinds of animals. The tickets are so cheap but full of animals, you might feel sorry and worry about their life quality. As the title, the smells were so bad because their staffs were busy for cleaning when I went there around 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday. You can imagine the smells by thinking about a lot of animals in a limited space with their urine and stool overnight! Btw, their staffs were pretty nice and friendly.
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"Fun for Adults too!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 08, 2019
Way more fun than I thought. Very interactive. Lots of fun. Got to feed birds, stingray, and kangaroos!
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"Phenomenal experience at the aquarium!!!!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2019
wonderful experience, highly recommended for families. From child - adult tons to do. Staff was awesome! Started going here 2 years ago and the renovations they’ve done have made this place my family’s favorite.
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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.