Help us welcome Shadow and Kai back home at our upcoming “Sea You at Dolphin Bay” event August 14! Enjoy delicious catered food, premium bar service, and exclusive shows with our dolphins and other animals at this adults only soiree! Purchase your tickets now!
Check out the pilot episode of the Texas State Aquarium’s own TV show! Find out about new or upcoming events, educational opportunities, and much more. Check back with us every month to see what’s new at YOUR aquarium!
Kai is a male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin that was born in October 1994 at the Brookfield Zoo. “Kai” is a Hawaiian word that means “spirit of the sea.” In 2006, Kai weighs over 420 pounds!
A Greek myth tells how a dolphin persuaded the hesitant sea nymph Amphitrite to wed the sea god Poseidon. The dolphin’s reward? To be placed among the stars in the constellation “Delphinus.”
In a different legend, the god Apollo sent a dolphin to rescue a favored musician Arion from drowning. In thanks, Arion placed a dolphin statue in Apollo’s temple. Later, Apollo transported the dolphin statue to the stars, again as “Delphinus”, so humans would honor the helpful dolphin forever.