The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas

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  • Unfortunately the Institute took the full brunt of the storm. They are repairing the dorms and trying to get the facility open again. The research building on the pier is completely gone as is the boa...  more »
  • We had come the day before, but the main exhibit was closed. So today my son wanted to go back. Lots of interactive things for the kids to do. We did a little walking outside, but it was rather hot, s...  more »
  • The UT Marine Sciences Institute is relatively small. They have several aquaria with fish from the region, some whale bones, and a few other displays. The overall facility is not very large, however i...  more »
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  • Great place to explore. Would be excellent for school field trips. Can be in & out in 30 minutes or if you have more time you can spend it in their wetland area or looking at birds. Good experience.
  • There's an outdoor circular trail that takes you out towards a wetland viewing area. It looked pleasant enough but there is scant shade. Inside there are about six aquarium tanks, and given the modest collection there was a surprising variety of aquatic life on display: Flounder, Tang fish, seahorses, starfish, puffer fish, and the cutest little bumble bee fish (he's in a tank with larger fish so look for him!). Plus there's an awesome Fin Whale jawbone on display, along with a Dolphin skeleton. It's worth 15 minutes of your time if you're in the area. It's free, but they do accept contributions. There's also a small gift shop.
  • I love to take my grandbbys Dominic&Geovanni they explore all diffrent kinds of fossils....&read intersting things about the ocean..&sea animals....we go every year....still enjoy everything about the museum. ....love it love itπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
  • My Daughter Likes To Make Video Tape Record Of The College
  • This place is beautiful. Inspiring instructors. Field trip with the first graders went really well.
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