The Reserve operates a public interpretive center in Rockport, Texas and we would love for you to come visit us!
So many of us are drawn to the local estuaries and coastal habitats, but know little about the important role they play in our South Texas ecology and economy. The Bay Education Center is designed to provide our visitors with an overview of the Mission-Aransas Estuary and the National Estuarine Research Reserve, as well as how we each benefit from and connect to our natural coastal resources.
Also explore our Science On A Sphere® (SOS) exhibit, a 3D digital globe created by NOAA to illustrate Earth science concepts to people of all ages. Peak your curiosity during one of our interactive Discovery Discussions as we explore interesting topics from land, air, space, and sea. Our guided interpreters will ask questions about, and share answers to, some of our planet’s most interesting wonders, such as what do human transportation routes look like from space?, how have global air temperatures changed over time?, just how big was Hurricane Harvey?, and how does ocean circulation work?
HOURS OF OPERATION:
The Bay Education Center is open free to the public, Thursday - Saturday, 10 am-4 pm.
Science On A Sphere Discovery Discussions are on-going through the day.
Contact us at the Bay Education Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or call, 361-774-1785.
The Bay Education Center has exhibits on local coastal wetlands and the world.
Located at 121 Seabreeze Dr., Rockport, Texas
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