With dozens of exhibits from all over the world, grouped into countries and regions like Fiji, Indonesia, and the River Delta, and also into animal types such as crocodiles, fish, and birds, the Dallas World Aquarium is a leading US aquarium.
Perhaps its hallmark exhibit is its rainforest habitat, a recreation of the Orinoco Rainforest in South America. An aviary of some of the world’s most colorful and exotic birds, including toucans, the rainforest is also home to the United States’s only three-toed sloth exhibit. Beyond that, there is also an excellent outdoor exhibit dedicated to the wildlife of South Africa.
Visitors also have the chance to see diverse kelp forest and coral reef ecosystems in large habitats. Look up in awe as you walk through a 20,000 gallon tunnel tank bursting with sea life. Thanks in part to a commitment to conservation and education, the aquarium takes part in a cooperative breeding program to grow and preserve endangered and threatened species.
The Dallas World Aquarium is located on North Griffin Street in the West End Historic District in downtown Dallas. Parking is available, or the nearest DART Rail stop is the West End Station. The aquarium is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, and admission costs $20.95 for adults and $14.95 for children.