Private Events


Interactive Experiences


New! Dolphin Meet & Greet

Would you like to shake "hands" or get a kiss from an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin? Now you can when you sign up for our new Dolphin Meet & Greet! You can have the opportunity of a lifetime when you feed, interact with and touch one of our dolphins at the Texas State Aquarium.


Program offered Sundays - please call for times on specific Sundays. Maximum 4 people per program.

Program length: 30 minutes

Reserve Your Spot

Reserve your Dolphin Meet & Greet in advance with pre-payment. Call 361.881.1244 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for availability.

$99.00 per person includes admission. $89.00 for Aquarium Members. ($25 per person reschedule fee) 4 people maximum.


Children 8 and older are welcome to participate, but children under 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult (18+).

For more information, please view Adult Waiver and Child Waiver.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled Meet & Greet time to complete paperwork. Late arrivals will be unable to participate.

Cancellation Policy: The Texas State Aquarium reserves the right to cancel the program, or any portion of the program, for any reason at any time. Participants who fail to comply with program guidelines will forfeit their fee. Should the Aquarium cancel this program due to weather or animal-related issues, you will receive a 100% refund or have the option to reschedule at no charge. Guest cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to receive a 50% refund. Those who do not cancel within 48 hours will not be refunded. All refunds will be processed through the Sales Department.


Behind the Scenes

Experience an incredible insider's view of the Aquarium. Discover our animals and plans in front of the galleries, then follow our guide and rediscover life behind the scenes. You'll see where we care for animals, how we prepare food, and where we keep newcomers before they can be seen by the public. Plus, you'll see how pumps, pipes, and filters work together to keep the animals and plants healthy.

Behind the Scenes tours are offered on a limited basis. Please as at the Admissions Desk for program availability. For group reservations, please call 361.881.1244 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Cost: Admission + $6.00 per person.

Minimum of 5 people per group. Must be at least 6 years old.

Deckside Dolphin Encounter
Deckside Dolphin Encounter