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Texas Zoos & aquariums

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Grapevine: SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium General Admission

1. Grapevine: SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium General Admission

Embark on an underwater adventure and escape to a magical world at SEA LIFE Grapevine. Here, you’ll be offered a wave of underwater adventures with sea animals from around the globe. Encounter more than 5,000 sea creatures and learn about the diversity of marine life. Head to Stingray Bay and be amazed by these magnificent creatures. Then make your way to Rainforest Adventure and explore the mysterious world of the rainforest. Meet SEA LIFE’s two caimans, Mulder and Scully, or if you dare, venture through the Piranha Tunnel. Enter a kaleidoscope of color at Clownfish Caves where you’ll witness underwater cities teeming with fish that come in every shape, color, and pattern. Then learn more about the captivating jellyfish at Jellyfish Discovery and watch them dance through the water. Explore the awe-inspiring Ocean Tunnel where you can take a stroll under the sea. Make sure to enjoy the views as shoals of glittering fish flutter along beside you while sharks, rays, and two rescued green sea turtles, Thally and Eddie, glide over your head. Discover the Seahorse Temple and get up close to these mythical creatures as they grip at seagrass with their curly tails and suck up tiny shrimp with their straw-like snouts. Then make your way towards the Interactive Rockpools and see amazing rockpool creatures such sea stars, urchins, anemones, and more. After, get up close with the Moray eel, one of the most fascinating creatures at SEA LIFE Grapevine.

SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

2. SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

Explore the magical underwater world at SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio. Immerse yourself in a tropical sea where sharks and rays swim overhead in 155,000 gallons of water. Be amazed by the underwater ocean tunnel. See the aquarium’s largest sharks and fish swim directly overhead for the ultimate shark selfie. Reach in and touch a chocolate chip sea star, sea anemones, hermit crabs, and more. Dive into a shipwreck to spot some of the most unique creatures at SEA LIFE San Antonio. Be mesmerized at a technicolor reef full of live corals, count the schooling bannerfish, and wave hello to beautiful coral fish. Optionally, you may choose to also experience the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio. Surround yourself with LEGO Bricks, take flight on Merlin's Apprentice ride, blast skeletons on Kingdom Quest ride, and see your favorite characters on screen.

San Antonio: SeaWorld Skip-the-Line Park Admission Ticket

3. San Antonio: SeaWorld Skip-the-Line Park Admission Ticket

Discover the underwater world at SeaWorld San Antonio with animal encounters, shows, and thrilling rides. Get up close to marine life and learn about conservation efforts. Choose the 2-park option to combine your experience with a visit to Aquatica San Antonio or to add a ticket to Howl-O-Scream. Head to SeaWorld to explore the rides and shows this marine park has to offer. Admire killer whales, belugas, dolphins, and sharks, as you learn about these incredible mammals. Experience up-close animal encounters, exhilarating roller coasters, and shows for all ages. Select the 2-park option to enjoy entrance to Aquatica San Antonio. Cool off as you slide next to stingrays, feel the rush on water rides, or simply relax on one of the beaches. This waterpark is fun for the whole family. Select the Howl-O-Scream option from September 16th until October 30th, 2022. Brave dark passageways inside haunted houses and feel the fear as you stroll through the terror-tories within the park. Visit a themed spooky bar to sip on a spooky libation or creepy concoction with a splash of fear. Ride your favorite coaster or attraction in the dark to amp up the thrill before heading to Monster Stomp. Meet the creatures of the night as you are transported to Victorian London to experience another era of terror. Beware of Jack the Ripper as the forsaken streets will soon run red.

San Antonio: Aquatica Skip-the-Line Park Admission Ticket

4. San Antonio: Aquatica Skip-the-Line Park Admission Ticket

Head to Aquatica San Antonio and enjoy a fun day for the whole family. With rides, slides, beaches and play areas, there’s something for everyone. Select the combination ticket, and benefit from access to SeaWorld. Spend a day at Aquatica and make the most of the attractions this water park has to offer. Float next to stingrays, feel the rush on water slides, or relax on one of the sandy beaches. Splash about in the play area, and don’t forget to ride the new Tonga Twister. Choose the option including entrance to SeaWorld San Antonio, and enjoy up-close encounters with bottlenose dolphins, killer whales, and other marine animals. Ride thrilling roller coasters, see educational shows, and much more.

San Antonio: San Antonio Zoo Entry Ticket

5. San Antonio: San Antonio Zoo Entry Ticket

Discover one of San Antonio's must-see attractions with an entry ticket to the San Antonio Zoo. Explore the zoo's grounds, spanning 50,000 acres, and see some of the more than 8,500 animals that call this zoo home. Take time to see the flock of Caribbean flamingos or watch as red-ruffed and black and white lemurs jump and play at Pride Place. Say hello to hyenas and bears in The Grotto, or visit the Asian Forest, home to the Komodo dragon and cute Asian small-clawed otters. The Cat Grotto is home to small cats like the caracal, clouded leopard, and black-footed cat. Walk through this majestic area as water flows over the rocks. Visit the Friedrich Aquarium, home to fresh and saltwater animals, and head to the Reptile House to see a wide array of reptiles from all over the world, from snakes to turtles to lizards. Immerse yourself in Neotropica with the feel of a remote South American fishing village. This area of San Antonio Zoo is home to jaguars, Amazon birds, monkeys, mammals, fish, and reptiles. Check out the world-famous Timothy and Uma at Africa Live. See a Nile crocodile, a variety of fish, okapi, African wild dogs, dwarf mongoose, colobus monkeys, and a giant aviary with exotic birds. Big Lake is a bird-lovers paradise. Marvel at the whooping crane pair, Madison and Patty, as well as other resident winged animals including pelicans, storks, ducks, and flamingos. Big Cat Valley allows you to get face-to-face with magnificent animals- Hear the roar of lions as they let you know they are the kings of the zoo. Gaze across The Savanna from elevated viewpoints to see zebras, ostriches, sitatunga, cranes, giraffes, and white rhinos roaming peacefully. Have your own outback adventure at Kangaroo Krossing. Get up close to kangaroos, and pose for a fun photo opportunity, where unexpected guests may pop out of a kangaroo's pouch. At Amphibia you can see frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians from Texas and around the world. See Australian wildlife from the outback and beyond, including cassowaries, tree kangaroos, mighty red kangaroos, and the Australian Aviary at Wild Australia. Encounter birds from all parts of the world at Hixon Bird House. See birds from the deserts of the American southwest, coastal beaches, South American rain forest, the jungles of Asia, and the African bush. And if you're visiting with your little ones, make sure to pop past Kronkosky's Tiny Tot Nature Spot. This area is specially designed for knee-high naturalists from birth to 5 years old. Here, young explorers can dig, climb, splash, and get dirty while uncovering and discovering nature’s wonders.

Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

6. Houston Tour and Aquarium Ticket

Board a unique open-air bus to discover the best of this amazing city, with breathtaking views of the modern energy capital of the world. Houston is the largest city in the south and it offers its visitors a great variety of attractions, magnificent architecture, historic places, and landmarks. See many of these on this remarkable tour. Tours start every morning from the Texan Cowboy-themed Visitors Center. In addition, receive your tickets to the Downtown Aquarium so that you can discover an amazing collection of marine life, exhibits, rides, and attractions.

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My family and I had a wonderful time. We went to celebrate my niece's graduation from high school. Please experience this aquarium. I was greatly surprised due to tye size. I would definitely go again for the price.

Great! With get your guide we saved thirteen dollars per person and three adults went to seaworld, we took the passes on the phone and we had no problems.

It was so nice. The tour guide Ben was funny and very knowledgeable. Made us want to move to Houston

Totally recommend to just buy the all year season pass excellent for the family

A very nice tour, the people in charge are very friendly.