Public Aquariums

Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

Children's Aquarium at Fair Park


1462 First Ave.
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The Children's Aquarium is located off of I-30 in Fair Park at 1462 First Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210. Off of I-30 take Exit 47 Second Avenue/Fair Park and enter in through Gate 6 off Second Avenue. The Children’s Aquarium is on the left, located between the Texas Star ferris wheel and Cotton Bowl stadium

Aquarium parking is always free, except during the State Fair of Texas. There are multiple lots located directly across from and near the aquarium.


Designed with kids in mind, but something that everyone can enjoy, this aquarium features eye-level, interactive exhibits divided into the following zones:

Freshwater Zone - featuring creatures from lakes, ponds, and rivers

Intertidal Zone - One of the harshest ocean areas to live in, this zone contains some of the most diverse, expansive, and beautiful animals on earth.

Shore Zone - the ocean shores have dwellers that are greatly affected by the changing tides and frequent beach visitors. Here you can see some familiar crawling creatures and even a fish that walks on the sea floor!

Near Shore Zone - The zone features a lot more recognizable species, including snake-like eels to creatures with eight arms and hard shells

Offshore Zone - This zone is anything but boring! As the ocean gets deeper, you find unusual creature of unusual shapes, colors, and sizes.

Stingray Bay - enough said!


$8.00 - adult
$6.00 - child (3-11) and senior (65+)
Ages 2 and under - free!


9:00 am - 4:30 pm 7 days a week
Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas

Plan Your Trip:

For information on other attractions and events be sure to visit the Fair Park website.