World Aquarium

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Basic Information

Address: Located within City Museum at 701 North 15th Street, 2nd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone Number: 314-647-6011
Fax Number: 314-647-7874
Director: Leonard Sonnenschein

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World Aquarium

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Wed-Thurs 9am-5pm; Fri-Sat 9am-11pm; Sun 11am-5pm (during spring/summer hours open Mon-Tues 9am-5pm)

The World Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium located within City Museum in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Discover the amazing aquatic and terrestrial creatures that live within aquatic ecosystems around the world. Add us onto a visit to City Museum or visit the World Aquarium only by scheduling a guided educational tour for your group.

Disabled Access:

Handicap accessible

Program Type:

If your group of 10 or more people are visiting City Museum and you want to add the World Aquarium, you have three options: Option 1: $5 per person – general admission, come and go as you please (Without a reservation, the cost is $6 per person) Option 2: $5 per person – 45-minute guided educational tour Option 3: $6 per person – 90-minute guided educational tour The World Aquarium does not offer free admission to chaperones! Guided educational tours must be scheduled in advance at a specific time and the group is only allowed into the World Aquarium during the tour – no in and out privileges! If you would like to visit the World Aquarium only, Option 3 is your only option.

Admission/Tickets: $5-$6 per person, depending upon option chosen
Registration: Must call 314-647-6011 Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30 to preschedule group
Food: Please Sam with Samwiches for food packages and rooms at 314-359-4787
Length of Visit: various
Student/Staff Ratio: 1 adult for every 10 kids
Max. Group Number: 100 (for a tour); no limit for general admission)
Group Requirements: Minimum of 10 people required. Prescheduling required.
Return Policy: All sales are final.
Exhibits: We have a mix of fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians and have touch exhibits where guests can touch animals.
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: We have a gift shop with affordable items.
Reservations Needed: Advance reservations required. Subject to availability.
Nearby Attractions: We are located within City Museum.
Mission Statement:

To present, promote and protect the world of water.

Social Networking:

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Additional Information:

Payments: Please have ONE person pay for the entire group. Individual payments are not accepted. Please pay for the number of people present upon arrival. We accept cash, check, MasterCard or Visa. We do not accept purchase orders. Advance Reservations Required! Walk-in groups are not accepted. Please call 314-647-6011 (Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm) to schedule.