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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Lillian D
Wylie, Texas
"Got some great photos"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2020 NEW
We had a good visit although the setup isn't as nice as other aquariums we have been to. We did get some great photos. Be aware that in addition to the entrance fee there are lots of "tokens" needed to participate in many of the things inside which can add quite a bit of cost to the visit.
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Epsom, United Kingdom
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 05, 2020
I cannot believe this type of facility is legal in the USA. I have visited many world class aquariums including the fantastic one in Corpus Christi and another excellent one in Nice - and this is neither an aquarium nor should it be considered an entertainment venue. It is appallingly dark and dirty, and the poor conditions the animals are forced to live in are clear. I have never seen such filthy, cloudy tanks. There were hardly any staff working, thus people were not given instructions on how to treat the animals they touch! I’ve never seen such a thing in a developed country. In the age of COVID, should crowds of people really be sticking their hands into tanks to pet fish? There was no control of feeding the animals either. You can buy overpriced tokens that allow you to feed any of the animals at any time. This means the animals are both desperate for food and overfed. I wouldn’t be surprised if a high number of animal fatalities is attached to this place. The sad catfish farm tank in particular has put me off seafood for life. I also didn’t know it was legal to keep such beautiful, endangered exotic birds in such dirty, dark and sad conditions. I suppose this place showed me a lot about what Texans are willing to accept in the name of ‘family fun’ (and I’m a native Texan). This saddens me. Please don’t give this place your money.
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"Fun and unique experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 03, 2020
One of the best animal experiences my family has had! It’s not the biggest or most spectacular such as places we’ve been to in Chicago, New Orleans, Atlanta, etc. but the up-close and hands-on experiences are so fun and unique. The staff is extremely kind, informative, and helpful. If we lived in town, I’m sure we would visit often. Great work San Antonio Aquarium!
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Newport News, Virginia
"Family fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2020
Had an amazing time with the tuffed lemurs! We had a great experience thanks to Ian and Courtney. The lemurs are so amazing!
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 06, 2020
This is a very good place to go for some fun and education. Varied animals to see and well done by the staff. They answer all your questions and provide information about the animals. Many interactions with different animals, fish, birds and mammals. Highly recommend a visit.
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San Antonio Aquarium is located at 6320 Bandera RoadSan Antonio, TX 78238
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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.