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Austin Welcomes the First Public Aquarium to the Area
Among the 30 exhibits featured throughout Austins newest attraction are a wide variety of birds, reptiles, and both cold water and tropical fish. In addition, Austin Aquarium features sharks, fur seals, and the largest collection of Asian small clawed otters in the world!
Until now, Austin was the largest metro area in the country without an Aquarium. The Austin Aquarium welcomes everyone to enjoy the unique interactive experiences found within, and is especially excited to introduce children and families to the world beneath the oceans 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. Kids and adults alike are sure to be enchanted by our cute and playful otters, amazed at the soft skin of sharks and rays, and delighted at the grace of the sea turtles surfacing for air.
The Austin Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast. Guests can watch jellyfish gently float and glow, admire the bright and colorful corals, and hear the bark of our fur seals brought from Uruguay, all within easy reach of home. The Aquarium offers multiple educational programs and events for kids, as well as behind the scenes tours for those curious about just what it takes to keep an aquarium in good working order. Popular programs developed by the owners from their other locations, such as birthday parties and Marine Biologist for a Day programs, will also be featured here at the Austin Aquarium.
We hope to inspire a young generation of ocean explorers and conservationists through education and a shared experience with a live animal, to create an appreciation for the oceans, says owner Vince Covino. With over 3,000 living animals representing habitats from the Oregon shores to remote Indonesian Islands, the experience will instill respect and awe for our rich aquatic resources. The Covino family places a premium on the family experience, with a special interest in foster children. Having hosted 31 of their own, and adopting 3, they understand the struggles foster families face, and therefore offer free admission to foster children.
Annual passes for families and individuals are on sale for 50% off for a limited time.
For more information call 503-303-4721.
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Monday: 10AM - 7PM
Tuesday: 10AM - 7PM
Wednesday: 10AM - 7PM
Thursday: 10AM - 7PM
Friday: 10AM - 8PM
Saturday: 10AM - 8PM
Sunday: 10AM - 7PM
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