The Dallas World Aquarium

If you want to visit a mesmerizing place with your kids in Dallas, it is best to go to The Dallas World Aquarium. You can teach your children a lot about the rainforest and aquatic life in a fun way. Kids never get bored when they visit this zoo.

Parts of The Dallas World Aquarium

We can divide this zoo into two parts. On the upper side, there is a rainforest zoo. They have a collection of many rare and exotic animals including sloths. Even the plants depict the authenticity of the place as it mimics the rainforest. On the lower side, there is an aquarium. The aquarium is the most prominent attraction of this zoo. They have many types of polyps to teach children about coral reefs. You can also see sea horses and many types of exotic fish there. They also have different mushrooms in the rainforest part of the zoo.

How to get there

It is located near the West End of Dallas as it is near to downtown. You can find two parking lots near the entrance of the zoo. The main gate has many parking spaces that charge eight to ten dollars. Sometimes, this parking is full. You can also park your car in nearby parking lots because all of them allow public parking.


It is better to visit a park early as you can have more time to explore all the parts of the zoo. It opens at 8:30 a.m. according to the local time. The zoo closes at 5:30 p.m. It does not mean that you can enter the park at 5 p.m. They only allow you to enter the park before 4 p.m. They will stop issuing tickets after this time. The zoo is open all year and only closes for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


They have an easy system to sell online tickets. You can start by clicking the “buy online” option on the website. You can select the number of people on the ticket buying page. For children under the age of two, you do not need to pay for the ticket. From 3 to 12 years children, you have to pay 18.95 dollars. Everyone over the age of 12 has to pay 26.95 dollars for the ticket. They have special discounts for seniors and military personnel. They can get a ticket for 22.95 dollars. It is also possible to get a membership.

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