Bay Education Center

The Reserve operates a visitor center in Rockport, TX!

So many of us are drawn to the local estuaries, but know little about the important role they play in our ecology. The Bay Education Center provides the visitor with an innovative way of exploring and learning about these important bodies of water and the life they support. Stroll at your leisure to enjoy our hands-on exhibits and check out the current water quality in our bays.

An added attraction is Science On a Sphere®, a spherical display system created by NOAA to illustrate Earth science concepts to people of all ages. Stop by for a visit and it will be an experience that will inspire new appreciation and knowledge of the world around you.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

The Bay Education Center is open free to the public, Tuesday - Saturday, 1-4 pm.

Contact us at the Bay Education Center at 361-749-3161.

EVENTS:

Science on a Sphere programs are presented at 2 pm, Tuesday - Saturday. 

The "Bay Talks" Lecture Series occurs every Friday at 12 pm, January 13 - March 10.

DIRECTIONS:

The Bay Education Center has exhibits on local coastal wetlands and the world.

Located at 121 Seabreeze Dr., Rockport, Texas

Directions from Port Aransas: Take the ferry to Aransas Pass. Once in Aransas Pass turn RIGHT on TX-35 business. Stay on TX-35 BUS N all the way to Rockport (about 10 miles). In Rockport, turn right onto FM 1069 (Market Street). Turn left onto Austin Street. Turn right onto Veterans Memorial Dr., which will become Seabreeze Drive. The Bay Education Center will be on your right, just before the entrance to Rockport Beach Park.

Directions from Corpus Christi: Take the Harbor Bridge (US-181 N) towards Portland. Continue onto TX-35 N. Take the Market Street exit and turn RIGHT onto Market Street. Turn left onto Austin Street. Turn right onto Veterans Memorial Dr., which will become Seabreeze Drive. The Bay Education Center will be on your right, just before the entrance to Rockport Beach Park. 

Come see Science on a Sphere:


 

Map to the Bay Education Center in Rockport, Texas.