Plan Your Visit
Fish and Fun with Family and Friends
Aquarium at the Boardwalk is one of the newest things to do in Branson, Missouri, and is unlike any other aquarium you’ve visited. First hint – the massive octopus sculpture that greets guests at the front door. It’s modeled after Aquarius, a Giant Pacific Octopus and one of the Aquarium’s exclusive characters. Inside, stroll down the boardwalk and explore ten zones of fish & fun. Sea you soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are all tickets for specific times?
A. Yup, when you buy your tickets online or at the Box Office, you must select a specific entry time. There are a few quick steps to do this. 1) Choose your date. 2) Choose from a general range of hours. 3) Enter the number of Guests. 4) Choose the specific entry time (shown in 15-minute blocks). On mobile, click the drop down right below the calendar to see the available times.
Q. Are tickets available at the door?
A. Purchasing tickets at the Box Office is dependent on availability, and capacity is limited. Weekend and holiday tickets often sell out up to two weeks in advance; weekday tickets also sell out. Purchasing tickets online early is recommended.
Q. Do we need reservations?
A. To guarantee your visit to Aquarium at the Boardwalk we do recommend purchasing tickets online two weeks prior to your visit. If there is any remaining availability, tickets will be sold at the Box Office with no reservation needed.
Q. What is the FIVE'r ticket?
A. It's a great value that includes five fun Branson attractions for one ticket price: Aquarium at the Boardwalk, Hollywood Wax Museum, Hannah's Maze of Mirrors, Castle of Chaos, and Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf. The other four attractions are right down the street from the Aquarium at 3030 West 76 Country Blvd. When you buy the Five-r Pass, you'll select a date and time to visit the Aquarium, and you can enjoy the others in any order you choose, beginning on the day your Aquarium visit is scheduled, or any time over the following two days.
Q. Do Tickets Sell Out?
A. Yes, we do sell out on a regular basis and do not reserve tickets for Box Office purchases. Buying tickets online ahead of your visit is highly recommended.
Q. Is the aquarium handicap accessible?
A. Yes! The attraction meets ADA requirements.
Q. Do you rent wheelchairs or scooters?
A. We don’t currently have wheelchairs or scooters for rent, but you’re welcome to visit with your own. The attraction is accessible for both.
Q. Are you limited on time once you get into the Aquarium?
A. Once you enter at the stated time on your ticket, there is no limit to the length of time that you can enjoy the Aquarium. IMPORTANT NOTE: For the fish to stay healthy, their bedtime is 11 pm sharp. If your ticket is for 9 pm or later, please arrive on time to get the full experience.
Q. Do you sell Gift Cards or Tickets that aren’t date & time specific?
A. We don’t currently have gift cards or date/time optional tickets. It’s a popular request, and we’re looking into it for the future. Thanks!
Q. Are strollers allowed in the aquarium? Do you rent them?
Yes, the attraction is accessible for strollers. We don’t currently rent them, but you’re welcome to visit with your own.
Q. Are there any age restrictions for activities at the aquarium?
Just one. The Submarine Adventure is a 5D ride with loud, fun action and intense seat motion. Lap sitting is not permitted.
For children ages 3-4 to ride, we do require that they sit in a stroller with a secure seat belt or harness. We offer Guests the option of using one provided by the Aquarium, or using their own. We’re sorry but children under 3 are not able to ride.
Q. Do you have a lost and found?
A. Yes, we do. If you’ve lost something, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and time you visited and a description of the item.
Q. Do you have discounts for Local Residents?
Q. Do you offer Military discounts?
A. We’re proud to provide discounts to active duty service members, reservists, veterans and their families. Please click into the shopping cart from the Military Personnel section of our Tickets Page.
Q. Do you have special rates for groups?
Q. How can I reach the Aquarium by phone?
A. We appreciate every inquiry and are happy to assist you. Our Guest Service Representative is available from 10 am to 6 pm CST daily, except while on another call. Please call (417) 335-FISH (3474). Many matters, including ticket change requests, can also be handled quickly by emailing us at email@example.com.
Q. Are you open on holidays?
Q. Do you have concessions/food at the aquarium?
A. In our Treasure Trove Gift Shop, we have a wall of Coral Reef Sweets, with more than 70 kinds of candy. In the future, we plan to add concessions that might include items such as fresh pretzels, soft serve ice cream, funnel cakes, or other tasty treats. When you visit, please take our survey, located next to the Touch Pools, to help us decide which concessions to include.
Q. Do you have parking?
A. Sure do and it’s free! Our lot is accessible from Glory Road or Wildwood Drive.
Q. Do you have any job openings? What if I want to follow up on a job application?
Looking for more to do during your visit at a great deal? Aquarium at the Boardwalk offers an exclusive FIVE’r pass that’s the best value in Branson! With the FIVE’r pass, guests can visit our Branson aquarium, plus Hollywood Wax Museum, the 5D Adventure Castle of Chaos, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and Shoot for the Stars Mini-Golf!