The Aquarium is more than just that, it's an indoor zoo with a variety of different ecosystems: ocean life, rain forest, desert, etc. You begin on the top floor and slowly walk down to the bottom. The entire place is set up as a large ramp, so strollers and wheelchairs can be used without any problems. Although it was very busy the day we went, a Saturday, so there was a slight crowd. However, nothing extreme enough to turn people away. We were able to walk at our own pace throughout the facility.
From the outside you'd never guess all the goodies that are in store. It was nice to see all the animals without baking in the sun outdoors. Many exhibits look like they are outside, but they are in fact in the air conditioning. The only outdoor exhibit were the penguins. I imagine that Texas heat feels bad, if not worse than Florida heat, so it was a pleasurable experience for June.
On the bottom level, with the aquariums, is a small cafe if you want a snack.
There are elevators to bring you to the top floor to begin your journey.
Parking is in the lot out front for $5 a car. You pay at the machine and place the receipt in the car dash.
Located downtown on Griffin Street and Ross Avenue.
Visit their website at: Dallas World Aquarium