Volunteer & Internships


The Texas State Aquarium is a unique, not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers to ensure a quality guest experience. We have a great group of volunteers who help keep our plants, animals, and habitats healthy and our guests happy. No matter what your skills, we have a place for you! As one of the top aquariums in the nation and a leader in informal science education, the Texas State Aquarium is a wonderful place to give back to the community. For more information, email volunteer@txstateaq.org or call 361.881.1381.

Volunteers at the Texas State Aquarium receive:

  • Orientation program and handbook
  • Free admission to the Aquarium
  • Free parking
  • Earn guest passes for hours of service
  • Special recognition and volunteer appreciation events
  • Discounts in the gift shop and Pepsi Shoreline Grill
  • Specialized training on exhibits, operations, animals, and conservation (depending on position)
  • Volunteer newsletters to keep you informed
  • Opportunities to meet new people with similar interests
  • Opportunity to support a recognized leader in tourism, informal education, conservation, and rehabilitation