Discover a South American rainforest filled with monkeys, colorful toucans, crocodiles, manatees and otters. The aquarium ... More
The Dallas World Aquarium
Discover a South American rainforest filled with monkeys, colorful toucans, crocodiles, manatees and otters. The aquarium portion of this popular attraction features 85,000 gallons (321,760 liters) of saltwater containing marine life from around the world. Giant turaco, Three-toed sloths, Weedy and Ribbon sea dragons are but a few of the intriguing animals on display. An outdoor lagoon-like exhibit features Black-footed penguins.
Me and a friend of mine went today and took our kids ranging from 3-16, (3,5,9,12,14,16,16)...so me myself had to pay for 2 adults and 2 children and it was $73. so I was thinking that it must be an awesome place? No!! You basically walk around take pictures, there is no interaction with the animals what so ever. There were 2 team members that had two 1 yr olds penguins out for about 30 minutes and that was the most eventful part of the visit. Unless you just have money to burn not a good place to take kids in strollers, or kids in general to be honest?? I would probally go to the childrens aquatic center instead, the ratings seem to be a bit better!! more hands on.. Oh and don't forget that your kids will definately want something from the gift shop at the end so that's another $30...lol
We have visited the Dallas World Aquarium on December 20, 2010 after landing at the DFW airport. Our biggest mistake was to believe in the reviews and thought that it would be a good educational and fun trip. Unfortunately, all the fun ended in just over an hour at the cost of $50 for one adult and 2 children. The place was not even worth to pay even $20 for three of us. Cleaning of the place and the whole Aquarium was just a joke. Folks who have visited Aquariums in Atlanta, Monterey bay and Smoky Mountains Ripley’s would understand that what real Aquariums should look like. In contrast, we then visited the Fort Worth Zoo on Dec. 22 (Wednesdays are half price) and in $15 for three of us had a fun day we will remember for long time. The zoo is well kept and quite interactive for the kids (feeding the birds). If you are considering some real fun, spend your money somewhere else
I've been several times over the last 10 years and would recommend it. Yes, it is expensive but animals and aquariums are expensive to maintain. I personally love the seahorses that look like leaves. I like the layout of aquariums that showcase the various seas/oceans and the rain forest is nice. Where else would one see a sloth up close and personal? We take visitors that come to town and they've always enjoyed it.
Military Discount program is sorry. The fact that the aquarium only offer a discounts to active duty was disappointing-
For those men and women who service our country need to be honored each day and not looked down as if they did something wrong. When in truth each of us wouldn't have the freedoms we have without their sacrofices. If they can shows their military ID they need to be thanked..
The overall experiance of the aquarium was good. Lots of amazing plant life and wildlife. I would consider returning some day with my grandchildren when the aquarium changes their military program...Honer the brave!!
1. It is horribly overpriced. That was the first strike.
2. If you came to see fish or amphibious creatures... good luck finding them! You will see more birds and monkeys than fish.
3. The layout is atrocious. The pathways are not designed for strollers (if by some chance you go after reading my review, do not bring your stroller if you have small children.) It was difficult to move because it was crowded and the walkway was impassible at times. Once we decided we have wasted our money it took us 30 minutes to exit the building! Thank goodness there was not a fire.
I found absolutely nothing to "like" at the aquarium. I was mostly disappointed that I paid fifty bucks for two tickets to see and aquarium and I saw birds, a leopard, and monkeys.
Do not waste your money.
you know what is better than a 1/2day coupon? The manager told me she would gladly give me a refund.
So, they were cold but they were going to give you a full refund in which you could pay at the start of the day and get full days visit?
My girlfriend and her daughter have asked me for months to take them to the Dallas World Aquarium. We finally had the opportunity to go last Sunday. When I went to the window to pay, I was floored by the amount I was being charged ($59.38). What was I supposed to do? I kept my mouth shut and went in with the girls. After a few minutes I heard a couple complaining that the place is closing in an hour. We got there at 3:30PM and wasn't told what time the place would close. I wanted to find out for sure, since it seemed unfair to have been charged so much money and not be told we had less than 90 minutes of time. I called the main number and spoke to one of the counter people. I asked if it seemed fair to charge a family of three $59.38 for less than 90 minutes. She couldn't comment, so I asked to speak to her manager. The manager told me she would gladly give me a refund. I explained that with a 6 year old, a refund isn't really an option. After all, we drove nearly an hour to get there. I asked if we could at least get a coupon for 1/2 day so we can come back and take our time going through the place. The answer was a simple "no". The manager explained "If we give you a coupon, we'll have to give a coupon to everyone else who asks for one". I explained that nobody would ask for a coupon if the hours were clearly displayed at the window. I'm not happy about how the Dallas World Aquarium handled this. No empathy. No appeasement. Very cold way to do business, especially when your customers are families. It wasn't a bad place, but it isn't everything you would expect given it's name. The best part was the shark tank glass walkway. Essentially you walk through a glass domed hallway as hammer head sharks, saw billed sharks, manta rays, huge turtles, and various other large fish swim over and around you. Would I recommend Dallas World Aquarium to my friends? Not really. If you do decide to go, make sure you go in the early morning so you have time to see everything. The place wasn't huge, so if you rushed through you can probably be out in an hour. But that's not how families spend their time, as you know. We didn't have time to see everything walking at a reasonable, casual pace. We heard so much about the outdoor penguins, but there were no signs to guide us there. No staff around to ask questions. So we didn't get to see them. There was a theater at the lower level that was empty. Apparently we got in too late to see the video...not that management factored this into their decision. :-( We're not likely to go back, having spent $59.38 for less than 90 minutes of time. In my opinion, the Dallas World Aquarium should mandate customer service classes for their management staff. I'm not happy about how our situation was handled. I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels this way.
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