Photo / Video Guidelines


Taking photos or video for editorial purposes

Anyone can take photos and video inside the Aquarium for their private, personal use only. For safety reasons, use of tripods or monopods is prohibited. Media should contact the Communications department in advance to arrange to shoot photos and videos that will be used with articles and programs that include the Texas State Aquarium. There are some restrictions on use of tripods and supplemental lighting, which Communications staff can explain.

Taking photos or video for commercial purposes

Taking photos or video for commercial purposes, including for stock images, commercial products and other commercial purposes is prohibited without prior authorization from the Communications department. If permission is granted, payment of location fee may be involved, depending on the scope of the project.

Providing photos for editorial projects

The Aquarium maintains an extensive library of high-resolution images that are available to members of the media for use with stories about the Aquarium. We make these available to media at no charge.

Location filming / photography at the Aquarium

We consider each location request on an individual basis, and fees may be charged for shooting. Requests can be accommodated only if they do not conflict with scheduled Aquarium events.

Photo Consent 

By entering, you consent to your voice and photography being used without compensation in any and all media and marketing materials, and you release the Texas State Aquarium from any liability of usage.