Dallas has long been a showcase for Tex-Mex cooking and grilled meats. A new wave of immigrants from outside and inside the US has added flair to the culinary scene, reimagining classic dishes and cooking up some of the best Vietnamese and Mexican dishes this side of the Rio Grande.
Dallas World Aquarium
1801 N Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas
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.
- Things to do in Texas
- Things to do in Houston
- Things to do in San Antonio
- Things to do in Galveston
- Things to do in Branson
- Things to do in Sapa
- Things to do in New Orleans
- Things to do in South Padre Island
- Things to do in Monterrey
- Things to do in Orange Beach
- Things to do in Albuquerque
- Things to do in Nashville
- Things to do in Louisiana
- Things to do in Missouri
- Things to do in New Mexico
- Perot Museum of Nature and Science
- Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
- John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza
- Dealey Plaza
- Nasher Sculpture Center
- Reunion Tower GeO-Deck
- Pioneer Plaza
- Reunion Tower
- Neiman Marcus
- Dallas Arts District
- Medieval Times Dallas
- Dallas Zoo
- Fair Park
- George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
- NorthPark Center