Tours & Events

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 by contacting Nicole Pringle at npringle@austin.utexas.edu or call 361-749-3153.

Bay Education Center in Rockport, TX

Reserve Partner Facilities

  • Habitat Hikes at Reserve Partner Sites: Hike through diverse habitats and participate in interactive outdoor activities as you discover the importance of coastal habitats for wildlife, plants, and people.
  • These programs are for everyone, from families with children to adults who enjoy interactive outdoor activities. Most hikes are moderate and cover less than two miles in distance. For more information, please call 361-749-3152.

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.