Dallas World Aquarium Tours and Activities
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Described by visitors as more zoo than aquarium, the quaint Dallas World Aquarium provides a unique experience attractive to families. Feel like you’ve entered a real rain forest at the aquarium’s re-creation of the South American Orinoco Rain Forest, home to colorful birds and the only three-toed-sloth exhibit in the US.
There are five main exhibit spaces at the Dallas World Aquarium: Mundo Maya, Orinoco, Aquarium, South Africa, and Borneo. Visitors will see crocodiles, black-footed and blue penguins, stingrays, ocelots, moon jellyfish, and toucans, among many other animals. The 20,000-gallon walk-through tank features a diverse kelp forest and coral reef ecosystem. Animal feedings and talks, such as “Sloths are for Kids” and “Ocelot Conservation Talk,” are scheduled on the half-hour. Crocodiles are fed every Saturday.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Dallas World Aquarium is an ideal attraction for families.
- Even though this is a small-scale aquarium, plan to spend at least two hours going through the exhibits.
- Three on-site restaurants serve a variety of snacks and meals.
- Purchase tickets in advance to save time waiting in line, which can be long during peak times.
How to Get There
The aquarium is located at 1801 N. Griffin Street, in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas. From the Dallas Zoo, it’s about a six-minute drive: Take I-35E north to the Griffin Street exit. Paid parking is available in surrounding lots. You can also take the DART Rail to the West End Station stop.
When to Get There
The Dallas World Aquarium is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Saturday afternoons can be busy, but if you are there at 11:30am, you can see the crocodile feeding. Try to plan your visit earlier in the day to avoid crowds, and go on a weekday if you can.
Concentration on Conservation
The Dallas World Aquarium is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and partners with conservation groups from around the world, including several groups in Central and South America. The aquarium houses 10 endangered species and 41 that are on a species survival plan.
Address: 1801 N Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas, USA
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Dallas World Aquarium
A unique experience of downtown Dallas, Tx by going back in time and riding the old sckool Trolley. You will experience the delights of Dallas from the American Airlines center to the Dallas Arts Museum and more in between.
This is the ultimate luxury fun day. Guests have a Mercedes Benz s550 sedan and driver for a full-day to explore the Dallas area. This is a private tour for one group only; up to four guests. This is your day, your way. Guests may either use our established itinerary or choose to customize their day. This 8 hour excursion shows you the highlights of the Dallas area. Stops include area museums and landmarks including Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Reunion Tower, Perot Museum, Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Zoo, Dallas Museum of Art, Ft Worth Stock Yards or the George Bush Presidential Library. Many guests use their full-day Mercedes Benz experience to visit the world-class shopping and entertainment venues throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area such as NorthPark Center, Bishop Arts District or Deep Ellum. Some guests use their excursion for a day of sports with the Dallas Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, or Rangers. This is the ultimate fun day designed by you.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Dallas World Aquarium?
The best ways to experience Dallas World Aquarium are:
- Downtown Dallas Trolley Tour With Clyde Warner Food Truck Stop.
- Private Dallas City Tour in a Luxury Mercedes Benz Sedan
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