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Fall/Winter Hours of Operation (thru March 15th)

Mon-Tues: CLOSED
Wed-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-11pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Spring/Summer Hours start Mon, March 16th
Mon-Thurs: 9am-5pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-11pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

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Welcome to the World Aquarium

Explore the Wonders of Water

A Non-Governmental Organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2013.

“To Present, Promote and Protect the World of Water”



The World Aquarium is a non-profit public aquarium located within City Museum in downtown St. Louis, Missouri whose mission is “To Present, Promote and Protect the World of Water.”  Discover the amazing aquatic and terrestrial creatures that live within aquatic ecosystems around the world.

World Aquarium General Admission (Age 3 and up)

    • $7.95 per person in addition to the basic City Museum admission of $12.00 per person (The World Aquarium is located within City Museum and visitors are unable to see the World Aquarium without first paying for City Museum.)
    • $6 Military Discount (with Military ID) 9am-5pm every day.(11am-5pm Sundays)
    • $6 after 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Check out our behind-the-scenes tours here!

Last-Minute Deals on behind-the-scenes tours!  Did you forget to make a reservation and need a same-day reservation? Have no fear! We will give you a deal (50% or more off of regular price) for the tour running that day (tours will vary and may be sold out). Call 314-647-6011 to confirm your adventure!


Explore the Aquarium

We invite you to visit us and explore the thousands of animals on exhibit.

Plan Your Visit

Join an Aquarium Tour

Discover Sand Castle Beach, step into Stingray City and slide through the shark tank. Experience the Aquarium through a guided tour.

Aquarium Tours

Conservation Projects

Our conservation projects include animal rescue, Conservation for the Oceans Foundation and the Sustainable Seafood Campaign.

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