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Sea Center Texas

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A free and educational way to spend an hour in Lake Jackson

We bring our kids every time we visit my mom in Lake Jackson. It's a fun way to spend an hour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Burlington, Vermont
Awesome experience!

Roger the volunteer gave us an awesome, very informative! Best hatchery tour ever! If you are... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
jenny s
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Sea Center Texas is a marine aquarium, fish hatchery and nature center operated by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. See saltwater aquariums showcasing the diversity of the Texas coast and tour the largest redfish hatchery in the world...more
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302 Medical Dr, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-5678
+1 979-292-0100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bring our kids every time we visit my mom in Lake Jackson. It's a fun way to spend an hour. There is a tank where the kids can touch animals, which is a hit. The tour of the areas where the fish are hatched...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank travellingVTmom
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Roger the volunteer gave us an awesome, very informative! Best hatchery tour ever! If you are looking for something free and an overall great experience, ask for Roger.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jenny s
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Great educational basis for anyone. The staff is very generous with their time and information. It's FREE to everyone but donations go a long way. Who knew fish were that social! Those folks Do! amazing how great stewardship of resources can be had if only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Juanjose H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Sea Center is TINY. But it's fun for pre-school aged kids especially and the outdoor area is lovely. My 4 y/o twin girls enjoyed themselves and I saw a six-armed sea star (starfish) smaller than a dime for the first time in my life!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Emily C
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Family attraction with touch tank, aquaria, outdoor boardwalk to fresh and saltwater habitats where wildlife including turtles, amphibians, and birds may be seen up close.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Warren P
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Sea Center is great for a quick drop in on the weekend. One walk through the tanks & a stop at the coloring station can make for a short kid-friendly outing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anne B
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Good aquariums to look at fish. Lots of Texas fish history. Good place for kids. The place is FREE!!! Great volunteers!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cragrammy
Reviewed 21 July 2018

My grandson Love's to go here. We go several times a year to check out new things that have arrived. Kids can touch some crabs and sea urchins.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank evansann345
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We loved this stop on our visit to the coast! The touch tank was my kids favorite thing. We were able to watch the staff feed the critters in the tank. There are several huge tanks with native fish. You can spend as much or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank snowsully30
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Sea Center is a great little aquarium and walk about for about an hour tour with children and those interested in the ecosystems anailable in the gulf Coast of Texas. The interior has a nice touch tank for the hands on learning. There is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jasonek2017
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7 July 2018|
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Response from JVSibley | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but think volunteer staff leaves at 4PM. I would call to confirm.
7 July 2018|
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20 January 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth C | Reviewed this property |
It depends on if you just wanted to visit (plenty of space for RV), but if you want to stay overnight or longer, you'd probably need to ask the Center.