The Downtown Aquarium - Houston encompasses a 6-acre aquatic area that preserves a wide variety of water species and other forms of aquatic life. It was built after talks of redeveloping the Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks Building took place. The aquarium provides several water exhibits, an amusement parks, as well as entertainment and dining establishments for the delight of the visitors, especially the children. The aquarium is solely focused on water exhibit tours. Visitors have several options to choose from, such as the Louisiana Swamp, Rainforest, Sunken Temple, Shipwreck, Gulf of Mexico, and a few others.
What makes the built the Downtown Aquarium - Houston very unique is their learning center. These programs provide resources and educational materials about marine life and environmental preservation. There are several programs that cater for families, schools, and for scouts. Inquiries and reservations can be done in advance through phone, email, or by personal visit.
Other features of the Downtown Aquarium - Houston are the carnival games and rides at the amusement park. These rides cater to all kids of all ages; but there are a few rides that in need of adult supervision. A few, popular rides include Shark Voyage, Diving bell Ferris Wheel, Aquatic Carousel and the Lighthouse Dive.
The aquarium also provides a rental hall ? the 6,000-square foot Nautilus Ballroom - for banquets and meetings on the third floor. The halls are perfect for retirement parties, corporate meetings, wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, and other special events. The aquarium can accommodate these events with their own caterer, event coordinators and staff, decorations, and more.
Dining experience is also a must here at the Downtown Aquarium - Houston. The aquarium?s restaurant is surrounded with a 150,000 gallon aquarium so family and friends can enjoy their food while taking a peek at these water species. On the other hand, the Dive Lounge, is an exquisite bar that serves drinks.
The Downtown Aquarium - Houston opens every day.