CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas State Aquarium celebrated a major milestone Monday: The aquarium is saying cheers to 30 years!
The Texas State Aquarium opened its doors to the public for the first time July 6, 1990, and to celebrate, a special ribbon-cutting was held at its newest exhibit.
It's a timeline of every major event that the aquarium has ever hosted, and aquarium leaders thanked the community for their continuous support.
“Our team really, at the end of the day, are the ones that continue to help move this organization forward along with all of the philanthropy and all of the donors our foundations and are helping these individuals who generously supported this aquarium for so long,” said Texas State Aquarium President and CEO Tom Schmid.
Schmid also said the aquarium will continue to expand, so that way, it can continue to be a resource for the community.
The Texas State Aquarium also plans to break ground on a new wildlife and research facility.