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Bay Education Center

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Address: 121 Seabreeze Dr., Rockport, TX 78382
Phone Number: (361) 749-6832
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Must see if visiting Rockport

The center offers visitors a look into how the local bay and estuary ecosystem works. The science on a sphere shows at 2PM daily will captivate young and old. Nice clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Copperas Cove, Texas
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Montgomery, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The facilities are nice.The three dimensional globe is very cool.Sounding like an Al Gore climate change hypist for an hour not cool.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The center offers visitors a look into how the local bay and estuary ecosystem works. The science on a sphere shows at 2PM daily will captivate young and old. Nice clean restrooms. HOT TIP: If you don't want to spend hours at Rockport beach (and pay the park entrance fee) park on the right just before beach entrance, and walk... More 

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Burleson, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Free! High quality displays (I have seen a lot of exhibits)! The first one is a 5-ft life size Whooping Crane. This may be the closest I will ever get to one of these reclusive endangered birds! Then there is the cut out giant model of a working oyster, I thought it was enlightening to learn it filters out bacteria... More 

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Nacogdoches, TX
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81 reviews 81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Be sure to see the show here. Lots to learn here about the local area. Very informative and friendly staff.

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Penticton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

FREE small exhibit, but very nicely done, giving you lots of info about shore birds and animals as well as preservation of the wetlands and estuary. Lecture room of which several lectures which available to attend. We are going to one on the 7th of Jan. on "the importance of the Coastal Bays to the Karankawa. We are winter visitors... More 

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Avon Lake
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Love how friendly and helpful every person on the staff responds to any questions. Attended several of their NOAA lectures and plan on attending an upcoming series called Bay Talks.

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wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Definitely visit Lots of good information and displays. The sphere has so much potential but we all were disappointed with the presentation. Several people who had been before said that the program was different in the past...more sphere, less talking by presenter. It was a snoozer...extremely difficult to sit through the hour presentation.

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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This education center explains a lot about the Estuary system this provides protection for the fish and oyster hatching. Also explains the necessity for grasses to maintain the coast.

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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a wonderful place for all ages. The main exhibit is the 3 D world map that is the focus for 5 different programs about the world. Each day a different program- weather, time zones to name just two. Check them out and you won't be disappointed that you did!

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Rockport, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a must for children and adults. You get to learn about the gulf stream, ecosystem, bays, and how they thrive. Plus have an opportunity to see the world in real time. The planes overhead at any given time. Tropical disturbances, etc. The show begins at 2 o:clock and on Saturday they cover everything. The other days of the... More 

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