The Freshwater Zone

This aquarium was established in Dallas in 1936 and has been delighting children ever since. The aquarium features six unique areas for exhibits. The first is the Freshwater Zone, and kids are enthralled by the fierce American alligators, the red-bellied piranhas, the snapping turtles and the electric eels. These creatures are fascinating, and seeing them up close is an amazing experience.

The International Zone

The second zone is the international zone showcasing Oriental sweetlips, upside-down jellyfish, sea urchins, starfish, and archerfish. What makes this area a standout is the Coastal Touch Tank. Here children can interact with so many animals including slipper lobsters, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, sea urchins and hermit crabs. The adults will have just as much fun with these creatures as the kids.

The Shore and Near Shore Zone

Children are fascinated with the hermit crabs, spiny lobsters batfish, and hermit crabs on display at the Shore Zone. The Near Shore Zone is sensational with Giant Pacific Octopus, hawksbill sea turtles, garden eels, wolf eels, jewel moray eels, and angelfish.

The Offshore Zone and Stingray Bay

The Offshore zone is for extremely unusual looking animals like the lionfish with their deadly quills and Pharaoh Cuttlefish. Stingray Bay is an interactive area, and the kids will have a good time feeding cownose rays. Not only are there southern stingrays, but a nice variety of sharks including nurse sharks, zebra sharks, whitetip sharks, blacktip sharks and brown sharks.

The Day Camps and Parties

Children from Pre-K to the fifth grade can enjoy day camps at the aquarium during both the winter and the summer months. A birthday party at the aquarium is an unforgettable experience, and the group can include 25 people. The kids enjoy a special party room, their host for ninety full minutes, an animal interpreter, and decorations and tableware just for them. You can bring a birthday cake, ice cream, food, and beverages to ensure the day is even more special. Evening tours are available for families if the kids are a minimum of age five. This includes interesting crafts and activities, and a yummy snack. The kids will enjoy the continental breakfast before feeding the stingrays and sharks. The guests will have access to preserved areas for the marine animals and learn a lot about the live creatures. You have never seen excitement to rival the kids when they learn they get to sleep with all the fish. These parties are fascinating, fun, and yet another reason Dallas TX has become such a phenomenal city.

The Children's Aquarium at Fair Park

It can be difficult to find a place where kids can have fun and learn at the same time. The Children's aquarium offers the amazing insight of knowledgeable employees, and the kids learn all about the assorted animals living here. The guests can go to Stingray Bay and actually feed the stingrays. The aquarium is an ideal field trip and a perfect way for a family to spend a sensational day together. Any family looking for an adventure, and some quality time should visit the Children's aquarium. The day will be talked about for a long time, become a cherished memory, and the kids will want to come back over and over.

A few other Dallas Attractions that won't disappoint:
Trinity River Audubon Center
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park