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Bay Education Center

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Address: 121 Seabreeze Dr., Rockport, TX 78382
Phone Number: 3617493161
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Lady with NOAA was very informative about the environment and the surrounding estuary. Watched a film on tidal waves on the sphere (screen).

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Lady with NOAA was very informative about the environment and the surrounding estuary. Watched a film on tidal waves on the sphere (screen).

Thank ablegator
Port Lavaca, Texas
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163 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is a great place to learn about the surrounding waters in Rockport. You will learn how important the estuaries are to the health of the coastline and the ocean. The best part of this center is Science on a Sphere. Something you won't see in too many places. The show rotates through the month. Very educational and interesting. The... More 

Thank Bayou-Babies
San Antonio
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This place is what I would expect to see in a large city, not a tiny bay side town. The sphere show was great. Highly recommend this.

Thank Shelley8338
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Small, but free, top notch exhibit on the local environment and animals. Interactive and hands on elements. Try to make sure you see the science on a sphere presentation. The one I saw was at 2pm. Look on web sir for schedule. It was top notch and I learned a great deal.

Thank Elizabeth L
Austin, Texas
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131 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A free facility. The attraction is a suspended globe that displays the earth, sun, and planets in a number of modes. Great for kids and educational. Check for times - they open in the afternoons some days.

1 Thank den979
longview, tx
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52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We came here to kill a little time and maybe learn something. They have some pretty interesting things to look at and the sphere has awesome visuals. I can't say that I agree with all of the 'scientific evidence' that was presented, but I did enjoy the show. If you like science and learning about nature it's worth the 20... More 

1 Thank starcriers
Rockport, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

It is free and has a cool world sphere. We went through it in less that 10 minutes, very boring. It not interesting for small children, adults would enjoy it more.

Thank Tracie E
Panama City Beach, Florida
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107 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Bay Education Center located in Rockport (TX) is a free visitor center that focuses on the local estuaries and how important they are to ecology. The center also features Science on a Sphere, which is a NOAA created program that shows Earth science presentations in a unique way. Great hands-on for smaller children. Parking area is conveniently located by... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We came here for the first time a year ago with our Grandson and since gone a few more times with the others and they all have had fun and learned things there. Good rainy day activity if you haven't gone.

Thank Tom E
Mobile, Alabama
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636 reviews
373 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We were early and the education center wasn't open until 1pm on Saturday but we did walk around the grounds. Beautiful Texas flowers in the landscaping and a great wooden veranda deck on the side of the building to see the water. Great ambience on the outside

Thank pnkgirl

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