Happy 25th Texas State Aquarium in Corpus ChristiHappy 25th Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christihttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=4542015-07-09T06:38:00Z2015-07-08T00:00:00Z

CORPUS CHRISTI - Texas State Aquarium celebrated its 25th anniversary including a special show with its resident bottlenose dolphins, Kai and Shadow.

It is now home to more than 4,000 animals representing 320 species.

CEO Tom Schmid said because of the aquarium’s proximity to the coast and about six more acres to expand, there’s a chance it will be the largest in Texas with the over $50 million, 65,000-sf Caribbean Journey exhibit, which is on schedule to be complete by 2017.

“We’ve expanded our educational programming, and we’re now seeing between 60,000 and 80,000 kids each year,” Schmid said.

“We’re starting to become an important force in conservation. We’ve rehabilitated over 1,000 animals and put them back into the wild.”

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