Interactive Experiences


Dolphin Meet & Greet

Would you like to experience what it is like to interact with 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 to get up close in a private setting to learn about and interact with one of these fascinating animals 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 361.881.1307 or email 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+). All parties must include at least one adult (18+).

For more information, please view Dolphin Meet and Greet Adult Waiver and Dolphin Meet and Greet Minor 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. 


Backstage Pass

Experience an incredible insider’s view of the Aquarium. Join our animals and plants 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. See miles of pipes and piles of pumps and filters working together to keep the animals and plants healthy. Plus, you”ll get to feed the fish!

Behind the Scenes tours are offered on a limited basis. Please call in advance for program availability. 

Cost:  $10.00 Adult + Admission               $7.00 Child + Admission

Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 12 people. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis.