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Bay Education Center

Address: 121 Seabreeze Dr., Rockport, TX 78382
Phone Number: (361) 749-6832
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Penticton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 via mobile

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
55 helpful votes 55 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were visiting the Aquarium and they told us to check out the Bay Education Center. We went and arrived just in time for the Science on a Sphere Presentation at 2pm. We were told that there were only 25 of these Spheres in the world. They have a different topic each day. We went on Friday and the topic... More 

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Poteet, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Man was this a case of "don't judge a book by it's cover." The small building located at the entrance of Rockport Beach Park may not appear of a point of interest but within it's walls is a real treat for young and old. The Science on a Sphere display/presentation is enough to make the visit worthwhile. Literally, a sphere... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Enjoyed the Sphere, and the information about different subject, one day was universe, one day was wildlife. not big but very good experience

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Pasadena, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Loved the planetary presentation, but it was short, the center hours limited, and pointed towards children.

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