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February 2010 — Sea Center Texas — Aquarium and Hatchery Tours — Every Tuesday through Sunday. See saltwater aquariums showcasing the diversity of the Texas coast and tour the redfish hatchery. Accessible for the mobility impaired. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; hatchery tours by reservation only; free admission and tours; for more information call (979) 292-0100. [Events in the Same Region] [Similar Activities] [More About Sea Center Texas]
February 27, 2010 — Sea Center Texas — Nature Day — This fun family event will offer a variety of educational programs and activities that introduce visitors to the wonders of nature. Walk-through exhibits, activities and crafts will be offered by participating nature-based organizations. Youth activities will include a nature scavenger hunt from 10 a.m.-noon. All other activities from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (979) 292-0100. [Events in the Same Region] [Similar Activities] [More About Sea Center Texas]
February 27, 2010 — Sea Center Texas — Youth Fishing — Pack your sunscreen, hat, lawn chair and fishing gear for catch and release fishing at our marine fish hatchery and visitor education center. This event is open to guests 16 years old and younger accompanied by an adult. Anglers must bring their own gear and bait with barb-less hooks-no artificial bait or treble hooks. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to assist first-time anglers. Accessible for the mobility impaired. 1-3 p.m. (979) 292-0100. [Events in the Same Region] [Similar Activities] [More About Sea Center Texas]
March 1–31, 2010 — Aquarium and Hatchery Tours — Every Tuesday through Sunday. See saltwater aquariums showcasing the diversity of the Texas coast and tour the redfish hatchery. Accessible for the mobility impaired. View aquarium fish feedings every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 AM Hatchery tours by reservation only; free admission and tours. Tuesday through Saturday 9 AM-4 PM Sunday 1-4 PM (979) 292-0100. [TPWD Calendar: Events in the Same Region — Similar Activities]
Large Marine Acquariums, etc.
Sea Center Texas is a marine aquarium, fish hatchery and nature center operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The site’s visitor center educates through interpretive displays, a “touch tank” and aquariums depicting native Texas habitats including a salt marsh, jetty, reef and open Gulf exhibits. The Gulf aquarium houses nurse sharks, large red drum, gray snapper, Atlantic spadefish, and the state record moray eel. The center offers a variety of educational programs that promote the wise use and conservation of Texas' marine resources.
The facility operates one of the three TPWD marine hatcheries located on the Texas coast that produce juvenile red drum and spotted speckled trout to stock in Texas bays. The hatchery has the capability to produce up to 15 million juvenile fish each year.
The center’s wetland area is part of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail. Over 150 species of birds have been identified at the site. The wetland consists of a one-acre salt marsh and a three-acre freshwater marsh. Damselflies, dragonflies, butterflies and frogs are frequently seen just off the boardwalk. A small outdoor pavilion provides a quiet resting or lunch spot adjacent to the butterfly and hummingbird gardens.
Sea Center Texas was established through a partnership with The Dow Chemical Company, the Coastal Conservation Association, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.