Community Education

The Mission-Aransas Reserve Education program strives to enhance environmental literacy within the local community by offering facilities and programs that encourage exploration and discovery.

There is something waiting for everyone to discover at the Mission-Aransas Reserve. Please join us for one of the many public activities, community events and summer programs hosted at the Reserve. While in Port Aransas take a guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center, take a journey through the Estuary Explorium, view the diversity of local marine life in our Visitor Center, or learn more at our winter Public Lecture Series.

In Rockport, experience Science on a Sphere or explore the estuary through interactive exhibits and outdoor activities at the Bay Education Center. Click here for directions: Map.

                Inside the Estuary Explorium.

Adult Programs

Public Lecture Series: Check back soon for the 2022 schedule!


Young scientists explore local plants and animals through the Reserve's educational programs.

Science on a Sphere offers visitors the opportunity to see satellite and computer generated images on a giant animated globe. 

All ages can get involved learning about the life within an estuary.