The Houston Aquarium is located on a 6-acre site at 410 Bagby Street in downtown Houston. It houses over 200 species of aquatic animals in 500,000 gallons of aquariums. The complex includes two restaurants, a bar, and banquet facilities. It offers programs such as Marine Biologist for a Day, Zoologist for a Day, Sea Safari Camp, overnight stays and more. The education department works with school groups and conducts outreach.
This aquarium is unique because it is a multi-functional destination boasting a Ferris wheel, an aquatic carousel, Shark Voyage, a white tiger exhibit and a restaurant.
The Downtown Aquarium in Houston is owned and operated by Landry’s, Inc. This spectacular underwater dining adventure is set in an elaborate aquarium with floor-to-ceiling viewing of more than 100 species of colorful tropical fish.
The Aquarium restaurant is located in both the Downtown Aquariums in Houston and Denver, Opry Mills in Nashville and on the Kemah Boardwalk.
Things to see:
Tour the marsh and bayous of the Gulf Coast in the Louisiana Swamp. Enjoy wild encounters with American alligators, alligator snapping turtles, spotted gar, crayfish, catfish and bullfrogs.
Step inside the sunken hull of a 17th century Spanish galleon in the Shipwreck exhibit and look out at the beautifully diverse species the ocean has to offer. View coral reefs created by Downtown Aquarium biologists. You’ll also encounter a giant octupus, wolf eel and moray eel, clownfish, tangs and grouper.
Explore the lush environment of the world’s tropical rainforests and the life inside their rivers. Red-bellied piranhas and venomous freshwater stingrays add danger to the waters. The rainforest also features an emerald tree boa, poison dart frogs and beautiful birds.
Ancient legends of “El Dorado” are revealed in the Sunken Temple. Lionfish, tarantulas, scorpions and a 20-foot-long python live among the ruins of this los Mayan civilization.
Gulf of Mexico
Sink to the bottom of the neighboring sea and catch glimpses of offshore rig divers in the Gulf of Mexico. A barracuda and nurse sharks swim alongside snapper, redfish and much more.
This hands-on encounter hosts stingrays, horseshoe crabs and other invertebrates. The spectacular nurse shark nursery houses baby bamboo sharks and shark eggs.
White Tigers of the Maharaja’s Temple
The first document sightings of an unusual animal, the white tiger, were in in central India in the 1940s. See four magnificent white tigers lounge and play in the ruins of the Maharaja’s temple and learn about the Downtown Aquarium’s conservation efforts to help their cousins in the wild.
Take a thrilling ride on the CP Huntington Train for a journey through the Shark Voyage. Blacktips, whitetips, sandtigers, zebra sharks and sawdish swim all around you as you travel through the tunnel.
The Downtown Aquarium in Houston is owned and operated by Landry’s, Inc. Landry’s, Inc. owns aquariums in Houston, Denver, Nashville, and Kemah, Texas. All aquariums contain restaurants branded in Landry’s Aquarium subsidiary.
Landry’s, Inc. owns and operates more than 600 restaurants, hotels, casinos and entertainment destinations in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The company also owns and operates numerous international locations.
Looking for sensational seafood in extraordinary surroundings? Then dive into the Aquarium, a spectacular underwater dining adventure where you are seated around an elaborate aquarium with floor-to-ceiling viewing of more than 100 species of colorful tropical fish. The Aquarium restaurant is located in both the Downtown Aquariums in Houston and Denver, Opry Mills in Nashville and on the Kemah Boardwalk.
While the Aquarium is a feast for the eyes, the menu is just as much a feast for the palate. The unparalleled offerings at Aquarium feature only the freshest fish, seafood, steaks and more. No detail has been overlooked at Aquarium.
Happy Trails from Dr. Eveann Lovero at www.vinoconvistablog.me