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Downtown Aquarium - Houston

410 Bagby Street
Houston, Harris County, Texas, 77002

Downtown Aquarium in Houston, Texas
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Downtown Aquarium is a public aquarium and restaurant located in Houston, Texas that was developed from two Houston landmarks: Fire Station No. 1 and the Central Waterworks Building.
It houses over 200 species of aquatic animals in 500,000 US gallons of aquariums. The complex includes two restaurants, a bar, and banquet facilities. It offers programs such as Marine Biologist for a Day, Zoologist for a Day, Sea Safari Camp, overnight stays and more. The education department works with school groups and conducts outreach programs.

In 1999, the City of Houston put out a request for proposals for the redevelopment of Fire Station No.1 and the nearby Central Waterworks plant. In mid-2000, Landry's plan was accepted over an alternate proposal by the Post/Cordish partnership. The Central Waterworks plant would be a shark and ray exhibition habitat.

The Downtown Aquarium was opened in 2003.

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