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.
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.
We paid $45 for two of us to see the aquarium. It was at least 90 degrees in that place! It was so hot and uncomfortable that we could only stay for about 15 minutes before finally leaving. We say maybe two birds and a couple of penguins. That was it. Huge waste of money! It would have been nice if it wasn't so hot in there, but it was just intolerable for me.
Please, please do not visit this place. It is horrible and should be shut down. No animals should be forced to live this way. Do not be fooled by the good reviews.
The animals are stacked one on top of the another in the exhibits. There is no room for them to move. The Aquarium gives the animals no place for privacy. Any good zoo always gives the animals a place of their own to get away from the crowds. The animals are pent up and miserable. The cheetah is kept in a tiny glass box surrounded by people. He looks stressed and harassed.
The Aquarium itself does not have enough ventilation for the people or animals. There is no fresh air. The recycled air is stale and putrid from all the pent up animals. It smells like a giant litter box. Several people and kids covered their noses and breathed through their mouths.
The pathways are narrow and crowded. It resembles a line for an amusement park line rather than a meandering path.
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!!
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?
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
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