Press Visits


We promise to help make your story a great one; however, the staff of the Texas State Aquarium, including keepers, curators and veterinarians, as well as the Communications department, may occasionally set guidelines and limitations to ensure the safety of our animals and Aquarium guests.

All interviews with Aquarium employees will be arranged through the Communications department.

Here’s practical information to help you plan a press trip or your story about the Aquarium:

Assistance for Visiting Media

We’ll assist with story development and logistics, even help with suggestions and access to resources if you’re covering other aspects of the story in the Corpus Christi area. We can also provide high-resolution images for use with your story. Contact the Communications department.

Passes for Visiting Media

We offer complimentary admission to working journalists on assignment. Contact our Communications department in advance of your visit to make arrangements.

News Releases by Email

We send news releases and updates to journalists on an opt-in basis. Contact our Communications department to have your email address added to our distribution list.

Photo and Video Guidelines

All Aquarium visitors can take photos and video for their private, personal use only. For safety reasons, use of tripods or monopods is prohibited. Taking photos or video, including for stock images and other commercial purposes, is prohibited unless authorized in advance by the Public Relations department. For media, there are also some restrictions on use of tripods and supplemental lighting. If you’re planning a photo or video shoot as part of a story about the Aquarium, please review our Photo and Video Guidelines, and contact the Communications department in advance to make arrangements.

Location Shoots at the Aquarium

On a case-by-case basis, we’ll consider requests to film scenes for a movie, TV show, or commercial, or to photograph an advertisement at the Aquarium. We may charge fees for location shooting, but please contact the Communications department for more information.