Austin Aquarium - Tickets

Experience Austin's Most Unique Animal Adventures

Open Daily; Hours Vary


The Experience

Sunday - Thursday | 10:00am - 7:00pm
Friday & Saturday | 10:00am - 8:00pm
About the Experience

Austin Aquarium Child & Adult Tickets

  • Child tickets valid for ages 3-11
  • An interactive adventure with Marine Life, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals
  • Experience & interact with thousands of species
What We Love
  • A lifetime of experiences that includes everything from Sharks to Kangaroos
  • The Austin Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast
  • Fun children activities include feeding and touching crocodiles, holding slithering snakes, or even taking a selfie with one of their exotic birds

Everyone whether young or old can appreciate the beauty of life under the sea at the Austin Aquarium. The aquarium allows a brief, intimate look into an enviornment foreign to our own by experiencing thousands of species and interactive exhibits. Educate yourself, entertain yourself and satisfy your desire to explore the unknown at one of the best aquariums in Texas.

Need to Know

Useful Info
  • The Austin Aquarium is a cashless location
  • Foster children and educators are always free
  • Single Day Admission does not include Animal Interactions. Interactions can only be purchased onsite for an additional cost
  • Mermaids at the Aquarium is available on weekends, holidays, spring break and summer break from 11am-5pm. Can be purchased onsite for an additional cost
For All Ages
Good for Groups
Walk-ins Welcome
Smartphone Vouchers

Purchase this deal from Rush49 and receive a unique Voucher Code. You can access your voucher any time with your Rush49 account or receive via email.

To redeem your voucher, present it on a mobile device or print out on the day of your visit for admission.

Fine Print
  • Austin Aquarium has taken enhanced health and safety measures - for you, their other Guests, and Team Members. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the facility. By visiting Austin Aquarium, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19
  • It is recommended that children under the age of 18 are accompanied by an adult
  • Outside food and beverages are permitted in Austin Aquarium concessions area
  • Guests exiting the Aquarium who plan to return the same business day must have their receipt at the exit for valid re-entry
  • For the comfort and convenience of the animals and guests, smoking and vaping is not permitted within any part of the Aquarium, nor within 100 ft of the facility
  • Pets are not permitted in the Aquarium, but service animals are always welcome
  • Guests grant permission to high-resolution photos and/or videos taken at the park to be used for advertising purposes without payment or compensation
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s)
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • This deal is non-refundable
  • Cannot be combined with any other special offers, promotions or discounts
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services
For full details on our refund policy click here
Tickets Valid
Expires December 31, 2024 at 6:00 PM CDT
Expiration dates may be extended upon request.


Safety Measures
Frequent Disinfecting of High-Touch Areas
Sanitizing Dispensers
Visible Safety Signage
Additional Info
Austin Aquarium has taken enhanced health and safety measures - for you, other Guests, and Team Members. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the facility


Pets are not permitted, but service animals are always welcome
Wheelchair Accessible


Austin Aquarium in Austin, TX has been the premier family entertainment center in the Austin Area since 2014. The facility features thousands of species! They have reptiles, warm and cold water fish, various exotic birds, and so much more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a way to incorporate a 5 year old's birthday with a visit to the aquarium?
Yes, you can always purchase the vouchers from us for a discounted price. If you want to have a party, you can contact Austin Aquarium directly for more information.
Can I extend the expiration date?
Please contact us directly so we can better assist you, Email or call us 877-827-5017
Can I buy the Kinkajou Experience?
Those purchasing the Kinkajou encounter must also purchase aquarium admission, sold separately.
Is this available for immediate use?
Yes! Please present your Rush49 voucher on a mobile device or print out on the day of your visit.
So I can purchase my aquarium tickets here, print them out and they are valid to use any day?
Yes, Please print out your voucher for admission. Present it on the day of your visit as proof of purchase.
How much is it for a 2 year old?
Children under 3 are FREE
To request a refund please submit your request to, or contact customer service at 877-827-5017.
I have a 3 yr old do I buy ticket for her? I like your deal but I have 6 biological kids:)) it will not let me buy more than 5. I also have a son in law. So I would need 9 tickets.
Children under 3 are FREE. Please contact us at or call us at 877-827-5017 if you want to purchase more than 5 tickets.
Do u have wheel chairs or motorized scooters available to rent?
Austin Aquarium is Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair, but there are not wheelchairs or motorized scooters available to rent.
Are teachers still dree
All educators are free. Please bring your ID Badge Identification.
Are masks required?
No. They are recommended but not required.
We just moved to Austin , Tx. I live at Round Rock Texas. Did not realize we lived so far away from the Aquarium. I bought a one year subscription amounting to: $143..58 . I was hoping I could get a refund for this, since my husband does not think we could come out there that often. Thanks
Hi, you have reached Rush49 and we do not offer a yearly membership fee. So it seems like you purchased it at Austin Aquarium. Please contact them directly. Thank you.
Can I buy a year membership?
We do not have a deal for a year membership. You may visit Austin Aquarium directly to inquire.
My son is in the Military. Is there a Military discount?
We do not have extra discount for Military as our deal is already discounted and we have the best deal out there.
How do I purchase the 2 tickets for 24? Do I put 1 for me and 1 gift to come out to 24 or is it 24 each?
The 2 admission is for $24.95. You can put 1 for you and the 1 voucher of 2 admission tickets are good for 2 people.
Are only teachers free or is anyone who works at a school free?
All educators are free. Please bring your ID Badge Identification.
Do you have scooters for rent for those who need them (disabled)
Austin Aquarium is Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair, but there are no wheelchairs or motorized scooters available to rent.
Is the aquarium open tomorrow'? Jan. 17th
Yes. They are Open Daily; 10am-8pm.
I noticed I my auto correct messed up my email how do I get my ticket I have prof I paid?
Please send us an email to so we can get this resolved.
Could i celebrate a 5 years old birthday if i let tou know 5 day before or i need more time to do the birthday party w the marmaid
For birthday parties, you may contact Austin Aquarium directly.
what is the Kinkajou encounter
In this one-of-a-kind interaction, you will learn several fun facts about kinkajous as you feed, pet, and capture selfies with Honey.
How do you cancel your membership? I did not know it automatically charges you for another year
You have reached Rush49 and we do not offer yearly membership. You should contact Austin Aquarium directly.
If we wanted to celebrate a birthday, do y'all have birthday party options?
Thank you for contacting Rush49! Regarding birthday party options, you will have to contact Austin Aquarium directly. We do offer discounted tickets for your admission to Austin Aquarium.
Do you need to show proof that your vaccinated ?
No. Austin Aquarium has taken enhanced health and safety measures – for you, our other Guests, and Team Members. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting our facility. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other pathogens or viruses exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to sever illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Austin Aquarium, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
Is there a senior discount?
Unfortunately we don't as our deal is already discounted and we have the best deal out there.
How do I make sure this is acceptable for entry on August 15, 2022.
This is how the deal works: Purchase this deal from Rush49 and receive a unique Voucher Code. You can access your voucher any time with your Rush49 account or receive via email. To redeem your voucher, present it on a mobile device or print out on the day of your visit for admission. Please contact us back if you encounter any issues.
Can I bring in my own water?
Yes! You can bring your own water bottles.
Will you be open on 12/26?
Yes, it will be open. These are the hours for the year: Sunday - Thursday | 10AM - 7PM Friday - Saturday | 10AM - 8PM New Year's Day | 11AM - 8PM ** We will close early at 5 pm on July 4 **
Is there an expiration date on the tickets?
Yes, 4 months from the moment of purchase.
Can we bring in our own food and drinks.
Outside food and beverages are permitted in the Austin Aquarium concessions area.
Are service animals allowed?
Pets are not permitted in the Aquarium, but service animals are always welcome
Have a Question? Ask it here and we'll try to find the answer.

Experience Reviews


Jen Corp

Wed May 11 10:31:51 PDT 2022

awesome!!!! staff were nice and the encounters felt very safe!



Mon May 09 12:25:23 PDT 2022

Nice experience. Enjoyed getting up close to some of them. Just worry a bit about the otters. Something is amiss with them. I think we also noticed a dead eel in the enclosure that had more eels than nooks to hide in.


Beenish Bhai

Mon Apr 25 13:39:22 PDT 2022

I really like it and the price was so reasonable.



Sat Apr 23 10:16:49 PDT 2022

Excellent hands on experience with fish, otters, porcupine, and birds. Price of admission is small but if you want any personal encounter with animals that cost is $20-$40 each which adds up.


Lydia Devia

Wed Apr 20 12:30:15 PDT 2022

I loved the simplicity of getting online because it was so user friendly. In addition, the saving were Great!!! Before I purchased with Rush 49 I called Austin Aquarium to see if they would honor tickets and they said “absolutely!�, so I purchased discounted tickets and everything went as planned.


Alexander Medvedev

Wed Apr 20 11:04:08 PDT 2022

did not expect this much inside


Talisa Robinson

Tue Apr 19 13:21:33 PDT 2022

The aquarium is good for what is is. Young children will have a nice time, however, with as big is Texas is I expected the aquarium of the star capital, to rival that of smaller states, say Baltimore, MD, Atlanta, GA, and New Jersey. It did not compare to other US aquariums that I've visited. I'm thankful for the discounted admission through your site, I would have been less satisfied if I'd paid regular price.


Amna Sajjad

Thu Mar 31 13:12:34 PDT 2022

it was a great deal! the kids loved the aquarium


Diana Foley

Wed Mar 30 15:59:08 PDT 2022

Purchase and check-in were seemless. Great service!


Deni Campbell

Sat Mar 26 12:41:05 PDT 2022

It was a great experience. Tons of hands on experiences.


Brenda Sova

Fri Mar 25 14:36:29 PDT 2022

Grandson loved it. He said one of the Stingrays was his friend.


Sol M

Thu Mar 24 14:18:40 PDT 2022

Great discounted tickets!


Angela Brown

Thu Mar 24 12:21:12 PDT 2022

It was very warm in there and it smelled real bad. The family restroom toilet was clogged up and it was way to small for the amount of people they allowed inside.


David Trimble

Wed Mar 23 16:30:42 PDT 2022

Easy, inexpensive and a great value!


Bebe Robbins

Wed Mar 23 12:08:05 PDT 2022

Loved attending the Austin Aquarium especially when with tickets on sale!


Melissa Trevino

Sat Mar 19 14:44:01 PDT 2022

Wonderful experience for our 3 and 5 year olds. We arrived at 4 and left at closing!


Elliott Manferd

Fri Mar 18 10:15:53 PDT 2022

Everything about the check-in process was extremely easy and the children we took to see the aquarium had an extremely enjoyable time.



Sat Mar 12 15:55:31 PST 2022

Kids loved it!!! Looks like it's a small place,inside was very cool.Would definitely come back.


Martha Robinson

Sat Mar 12 12:57:25 PST 2022

It was nice



Wed Mar 09 12:59:25 PST 2022

Good promotion!


Heidi Jenkins

Mon Mar 07 12:11:59 PST 2022

A great deal and so much fun for my 7 year old.


Kyle Wharton

Wed Mar 02 05:45:36 PST 2022

This is not what I expected at all. I've been to other aquariums and this was like a Petco.


Thomas Cline

Tue Mar 01 17:26:27 PST 2022

Tickets were fairly priced and so easy to purchase! Love it


Ashley Berry

Mon Feb 21 13:32:09 PST 2022

Very nice & clean


Kushal Shinde

Sun Feb 13 12:16:09 PST 2022

Great Experience !!


Veronica Somaratna

Mon Feb 07 12:55:58 PST 2022

I had a great time with my Grandsons! We made made a morning trip out of it. Loved it all! They even got to feed the fish and birds with the tokens we bought on site. Had chicken nuggets and pretzel bites at concession stand, it was good too! Bought the tickets at RUSH49 , it was easy and convenient. They boys also got souvenirs at the gift shop


Michele South

Sat Feb 05 05:39:35 PST 2022

Had a very enjoyable 2 hours. I wish the tokens wouldn't cost quite so much but otherwise had a good experience.


Connie Northam

Fri Feb 04 12:32:55 PST 2022

We had a great experience. The staff was very helpful. They were really understaffed. We waited 30 minutes for the toucan encounter.


Evan Tompkins

Sat Jan 15 12:12:03 PST 2022

Garbage 🗑


Kristin Cesarek

Tue Jan 11 14:43:32 PST 2022

Love this aquarium! The hands on options are awesome! Feeding the stingrays and sharks was so much fun! We also got to interact with the Lemurs! The hands on experiences are an extra charge but well worth the cost. My family and I enjoyed a very fun afternoon!



Fri Dec 31 09:58:19 PST 2021

The kids (11yo and 6yo) were excited the whole time with being able to feed and pet many of the animals.


Erika Flores

Thu Mar 26 19:23:06 PDT 2020

We had a great time at the Austin aquarium. It wasn't full so my daughter was able to do all the experiences we had not been able to do the first time we'd gone. She had a great time feeding the sting rays and koi fish. We will definitely be coming back soon.


Scott Tyman

Tue Mar 17 12:49:05 PDT 2020

Over dead fish crowded in dirty tanks. Please touch fish and levers. Really filthy people.


Cassandra Phipps

Sat Mar 07 14:23:02 PST 2020

We had a blast. From my 29 year old daughter to the Grandkids. We will be going back.


Sam Helsper

Fri Mar 06 14:41:42 PST 2020

Where else can you go and touch all the animals? From snakes to iguanas to stingrays to 2can to lemurs to lizards to turtles and even fish!!! WOW!!! Great


Susan Skanse

Wed Mar 04 15:16:37 PST 2020

Wonderful exhibits.-my 11 year-old grandson’s favorite place.


James Rosch

Thu Feb 13 13:44:46 PST 2020

I liked it my grandson had fun would like to see names on tanks and habitats so you know what the animals are



Mon Jan 06 13:53:27 PST 2020

Got to experience so many different things! So many hands on things to do! It was wonderful :)


dayanarra motes

Mon Nov 04 18:24:22 PST 2019

I think it was great, my boyfriend took me there for my birthday and I had the time of my life �����. Thank you so much for having such a great place for animal and nature lovers like me �


Jill Bennett

Mon Oct 28 14:49:41 PDT 2019

We just moved to Texas and this was a really fun place!!


Jill Bennett

Fri Oct 25 12:20:40 PDT 2019

We just moved here. This aquarium is so much fun!!


Erika Flores

Sun Oct 13 08:22:54 PDT 2019

Good location from younger kids. Wear short sleeves. All tanks are meant for touching the animals. It can get a little busy in this small space so if you don’t like crowds shoot for an off time during school.


David Briscoe

Wed Sep 25 06:27:03 PDT 2019

Amazing, we had the best time ever. The staff was incredible. They were friendly, approachable, and knowledgeable. We went there for our honeymoon and we will definitely be going back with our grandchildren.


Never fall again

Sat Aug 31 16:20:43 PDT 2019

Coupon saved is double. Easy to use. Aquarium was awesome. Had a great time!


Lindsay Lange

Sat Aug 10 19:31:05 PDT 2019

Such a fun spot! Tons of interaction with the animals! Must do in Austin!


Zoe Kavunder

Thu Aug 08 12:25:28 PDT 2019

The animals were well cared for and very healthy. The placed smelled clean, considering how many animals were there that's impressive. The parrots get pine nuts which is quite an expensive treat! The children get to interact with the animals (the whole place is like a petting zoo for parakeets, tortoises, fish, and iguanas). It was really nice You can also eat pizza / ice cream there. If the kids get restless they have sport games that are projections on the floor with motion sensors (you kick at virtual soccer balls - they roll). Also a climbing playspace for younger kids. It's definitely worthwhile going, especially on a hot summer day. Entirely indoors!


Vanessa Jacob

Wed Aug 07 12:19:11 PDT 2019

fun for the kids!


Melanie Hill

Wed Aug 07 11:57:56 PDT 2019

Great place


Satish Kumar Katta

Sun Jul 28 16:37:45 PDT 2019

Its very nice deal. Wonderful!


Erin Erford

Sat Jul 27 13:59:21 PDT 2019

it was dirty and small. The smell was horrible.


Jennifer Perry

Sat Jul 27 13:11:32 PDT 2019

What an affordable magical place. I will be getting the annual pass.


Luis Raigosa

Thu Jul 25 13:02:04 PDT 2019

Tis place in a shopping mall. Not a regular large aquarium, very small place and crowded. There is no amenities other than the animals. Never to return, it is a waste of money and time.


Fred J Williams

Wed Jul 24 19:57:17 PDT 2019

It is a good interactive experience for children age 10 and younger but it is awfully expensive, especially the cost of the tokens


Mumbling in Manitoba

Mon Jun 17 19:06:11 PDT 2019

Not an aquarium in the traditional way, but more of a mall petting zoo with fish, birds and a kangaroo.


Mumbling in Manitoba

Mon Jun 17 12:06:11 PDT 2019

Not an aquarium in the traditional way, but more of a mall petting zoo with fish, birds and a kangaroo.


Jason Sherman

Sat Jun 15 12:21:12 PDT 2019

Me and my wife really enjoyed the experience there. I was impressed with the facility and thanks to Rush 49 we saved quite a bit of money.


whitney blocker

Mon Jun 10 12:10:12 PDT 2019

Easy, quick and cheap way to have fun!!


Malessa Johnson

Sat May 25 12:05:53 PDT 2019

Loved it! Can’t wait to go back


Sandra Tallbear

Tue May 21 16:02:09 PDT 2019

We had a great time. It was too crowded. But lots of fun feeding the fish, sharks and stingrays.


Wendy Lawrence

Tue May 14 13:14:03 PDT 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions with all the critters. I held a python, petted rays, and more fun. The staff is very personable and helpful.


Hannah Goodspeed

Mon May 13 18:29:14 PDT 2019

Small and lacks signage of animals. Took too long to wait to get animal food to feed them.


Eduardo Solchaga

Sun May 12 12:24:34 PDT 2019

Staff is extremely friendly and the animals are awesome.


Jennifer Byrd

Mon May 06 08:37:04 PDT 2019

I was expecting a larger location. I’m glad we had a coupon for 2 for 1 because without that I would have been irritated at the cost per person. Spent about 1 1/2 hours and brought older kids who really enjoyed the Stingrays and feeding the sharks. The coin prices for additional things could get pricey but being able to apply those on gift shop purchases was nice.


Priscilla Lopez

Sun May 05 19:11:03 PDT 2019

My daughter had the best time here! she loved everything about it and cant wait to go back :)


Howard Libin

Sat Apr 27 11:48:46 PDT 2019

Great place. Loved the kangaroos.


Customer Nancy Kathleen

Fri Apr 26 15:39:24 PDT 2019

The Aquarium had lots of interesting animals to see and interact with, but the animal food is over $3 for the tiniest of cups of food. Everything "extra" is over priced. It kind of takes away the joy.


Deborah Hopps

Wed Apr 24 17:35:05 PDT 2019

My grandchildren 3 and 6 had a wonderful time at the aquarium. It is very child friendly and all staff are very courteous.


Brooke Sheppard

Tue Apr 23 17:23:49 PDT 2019

My kids are 1 and 4 and they absolutely love the aquarium. I love how hands on the aquarium is! Not many aquariums have a sloth and kangaroos!


Karen Cisneros

Thu Apr 11 09:48:36 PDT 2019

They had new animals from the last time that I went.


Holly Guthrie

Sat Apr 06 13:44:08 PDT 2019

Amazing experience! It wasn’t what I thought it would be walking into an old Walmart. Lots of interaction with animals! We will definitely be back!


Luz Escamilla Valdez

Wed Apr 03 07:45:16 PDT 2019

First time there! Awesome



Sun Mar 24 06:08:00 PDT 2019

My kids and I love the Austin Aquarium! Great animals, friendly staff, and it was great to hold/pet some of the animals and not have to pay extra.



Sat Mar 23 10:25:14 PDT 2019

The kids love feeding the sting rays.


Timothy Tucker

Fri Mar 22 15:56:16 PDT 2019

Though in the middle of a shopping center, Austin Aquarium did a great job in presenting exhibits featuring sea life as well as land creatures and birds. It’s a relatively small venue compared to other aquariums that I’ve been to, but it is a wonderful place for children’s birthday parties! Touching and feeding the stingrays was a highlight for me! The price was very affordable through Groupon and associate. Definitely would recommend it for a great 2 hour adventure!


Jeff Klemm

Tue Feb 05 14:29:22 PST 2019

Delightful experience seeing a large variety of different animals. The staff was enthusiastic and knowledgeable providing information about the species and even the individual animals; especially Phillip. The Rush49 discount was substantial, and worked as promised.


Anne Dilworth

Mon Feb 04 12:59:55 PST 2019

Super deal and super easy to use!


Lucille Spillar

Mon Jan 07 08:26:36 PST 2019

Great. Very clean and organized for children.


Reyna Garcia

Sat Jan 05 10:19:26 PST 2019

Great time! We really enjoyed feeding the animals.


Paula Morrow

Mon Dec 31 13:49:05 PST 2018

Perfect place for a three year old


Anisa Washington

Sun Dec 23 14:12:45 PST 2018

I love the aquarium it's not big and not too small. My granddaughter loved it.



Sat Dec 22 15:38:39 PST 2018

Great interactive location, for old and young alike. I brought my son and grand-daughter and we all had a good time.


Kayla Wyland

Fri Nov 30 12:05:38 PST 2018

My review is for Rush 49. Why would I buy an ANNUAL membership that is 6 months long???? And only $5 less than what the company was offering. I bought it and was highly upset to learn my ANNUAL (which means YEAR) Membership would expire in 6 months. How ridiculous

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