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The University of Texas Marine Science Institute

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#6 of 43 things to do in Port Aransas Features Animals
750 Channelview Dr, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5015
+1 361-749-6729
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Great Place on a Hot Day!

We really enjoyed this the morning after we all got sunburned at the beach. The aquariums in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debra B
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Bulverde, Texas
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Fun, informative place to visit

We stopped in for a quick visit and learned quite a bit. It is important to learn about preserving... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elizabeth H
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Free admission to see tanks displaying sea horses, eels, oysters, fish and other marine life.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (14 reviews)
“whale bones” (7 reviews)
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750 Channelview Dr, Port Aransas, TX 78373-5015
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+1 361-749-6729
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this the morning after we all got sunburned at the beach. The aquariums in the front had unusual specimens, and the kids loved the interactive exhibits for children. I think they could have stayed all day! It was educational and interesting for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick visit and learned quite a bit. It is important to learn about preserving and protecting our state's natural and beautiful coast

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Saw a sign coming back from the jetty. Pulled in and our children really enjoyed learning about many things to do with marine life. They also have a small gift shop Thanks!

Thank bassetlover1119
Reviewed May 29, 2017

We went on Memorial Day to see the Marine Science Institute. There were a few large whale bones and some fish tanks with Texas creatures. It had a gift shop, an auditorium, and some other exhibits that seemed to be closed. Outside there was a...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Please don't miss the UT Marine Science Welcome Center. The displays are VERY educational for all ages, and the gift shop has wonderful items to take home with you that will continue to educate you and your family about the marine wildlife nearby. Also, be...More

2  Thank NCTraveler107
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Very nice facility to visit....museum at Visitor Center with good exhibits and gift shop. Pretty campus right on water.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Before my son's science field trip, I'd never heard of UTMSI. I'm so glad we experienced the Marine Science Center and happy the University of Texas is associated with such a great program. Hook 'em horns!

Thank Melissa U
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Easy to get to you to and through, you must stop and see the exhibits, especially if it is a rainy day

Thank Anne S
Reviewed March 15, 2017

This is a great place to visit while in Port Aransas. We stopped here and had a great time just walking through the static exhibit and then the trail out side. My son, 15 years old, thought this place was better than the Texas State...More

Thank BigTexAl
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

Went for the Whooping Crane festival and really has a blast. This facility was used for all presentations. Nice. Go here.

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dbschaf
May 12, 2017|
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Response from chiggins | Reviewed this property |
I will tell him the next time I am there.
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Pert42Texas
June 20, 2016|
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Response from Retiredlady8 | Reviewed this property |
Not certain, you want to Google on that. I'd call and ask about the tour as that's only certain days, certain time.
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Pert42Texas
June 20, 2016|
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what are the hours of operation M-F
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