Frequently Asked Questions

Q.How much does it cost to visit the Aquarium?
A.See the chart below for pricing information:
Regular Admission Dallas Zoo Member
Day Ticket Annual Pass Day Ticket Annual Pass
Adult ages 12+ $8 $20 $6 $15
Senior ages 65+ $6 $15 $4 $10
Youth ages 3-11 $6 $15 $4 $10
Child age 2 and under free free free free
School group (per person) $4 NA $4 NA
Group rate 25 or more $6 A $4 Y/S NA NA NA
Q.Does the Children’s Aquarium have a membership program?
A.Yes. An individual Annual Pass program is offered for anyone ages 3 and up.
Q.Why does everyone need their own pass?
A.The Aquarium Annual Pass program is specifically designed to be affordable for all Aquarium guests, no matter the family size. By charging individually, most families will pay less for a pass than a traditional membership.
Q.What benefits do I get with an Aquarium Annual Pass?
A.This is a new program. We’ve identified these benefits and will e-mail any updates.
  • Unlimited general admission for the pass holder for one year from the date of purchase.
  • Special preview Invitation to opening events.
Q.Does my Dallas Zoo membership get me in free at the Aquarium?
A.Current DZS members receive a $2 discount off regular admission at the Aquarium or a $5 discount off each Annual Pass purchased.
Q.Do Annual Pass holders pay for parking?
A.Yes. On non-event days, there is no charge for visitors to park at Fair Park. During special events (such as the State Fair or football games), all vehicles are subject to the posted parking fees.
Q.Can I bring food into the Aquarium?
A.Yes. However, food and beverages are not allowed near touch tank areas or the Stingray Bay area.
Q.Are birthday parties available at the Aquarium?
A.Yes, birthday parties are available at the Children's Aquarium every Saturday and Sunday. Learn more here or book a birthday party by calling Guest Services at 469-554-7549.
Q.Can I have a corporate event at the Aquarium?
A.Yes. Please call 469-554-7550 for rental fees and party planning.
Q.How do I find out about what else is available at Fair Park?
A.Visit the Fair Park website ( for up-to-date information on other events and attractions.