University of Texas Marine Science Institute Port Aransas, TX Estuary Explorium has hands on exhibits and is open to the public. See link below for times. See current public programs offered here. Wetlands Education Center in Port Aransas, TX The Wetlands Education Center is open to the general public at all times. Guided tours are available Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. Participants meet at the University of Texas Marine Science Marine Science Education Center. Groups over ten visitors that would like a guided tour of the Wetlands Education Center should set up a private tour. Bay Education Center in Rockport, TX Events at the Bay Education Center Visitors learn about the importance of estuaries while on a tour of the Wetlands Education Center.A student explores the exhibits at the Bay Education Center.