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Bay Education Center

Address: 121 Seabreeze Dr., Rockport, TX 78382
Phone Number: (361) 749-6832
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Cultural
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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Georgetown, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

As the former review mentions, this is state of the art presentation with a truly knowledgeable instructor. We especially enjoyed the weather information and hurricane science. Wished we had another day to go back for different subjects. Amazing that something of this quality would be free.

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Austin, Texas
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167 reviews 167 reviews
108 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My husband and I attended one of the presentations. The presentation was displayed on a large spinning sphere hanging from the ceiling. That was cool. The presenter was great. They have presentations at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday, and they last about 30 minutes. This attraction is free but you can donate at the door. The Texas... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Stopped in on our way to the beach next door, walked and and sat down for the presentation. Suzie was our presenter and did an excellent job, she was humorous and very informative in her descriptions of our solar system. The half hour went by quickly, it was free admission with a donation box available at the exit. Will definitely... More

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