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Learn About Fascinating Marine Life at the Downtown Aquarium

Learn About Fascinating Marine Life at the Downtown Aquarium

An easy drive from The Ranch at Shadow Lake is a six-acre dining and entertainment complex known as the Downtown Aquarium.

This underwater adventure features more than 300 species of aquatic wildlife from across the globe, and exhibits include:

Stingray Reef

Stingrays are commonly found in the shallow coastal waters where they spend most of their time partially buried in the sand. Their coloring reflects the seafloor's colors, and in the wild, they live between 15 and 25 years. Stingray Reef allows visitors to touch and feed these animals, making for an experience that is not soon forgotten.

Sunken Temple

Step into the Sunken Temple to see the lost ruins of a Mayan civilization. It features an array of spectacular species including electric eels. They can exceed eight inches in length, and to keep predators at bay, they up to their name by generating an electrical charge of up to 600 volts.

White Tiger of the Maharaja's Temple

In addition to the aquatic life, the aquarium is also home to majestic white tigers. This exhibit was designed using the recommendations of large carnivore experts, and it features multiple levels for climbing, and a large pool for water play. The tigers' caretakers provide them with new toys and activities daily, and these animals are a favorite among visitors.

Aquarium Restaurant

Situated around a 150,000-gallon aquarium featuring shovel-nosed guitarfish and reticulated rays, the restaurant offers both a feast for the eyes and the palate. The menu features crunchy fish & chips, golden fried shrimp, and grilled chicken sandwiches, and the fried onion stack is the perfect start to any meal.

The Downtown Aquarium is just one of the attractions near our apartments in Houston. If you're searching for a place to live, please contact us. Our friendly leasing agents would love to give you a tour.

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