University of Texas Marine Science Institute
The UTMSI Visitor Center promotes Marine Science with self guided tours and educational movies. Other attractions include seven aquaria displaying typical Texas coastal habitats and the organisms that live in them, including Spartina, black mangrove marsh, oyster reef, open bay bottom, rock jetty and offshore artificial reefs. Visit the Ocean Emporium gift shop for souvenirs and education items. Over 40,000 visitors tour the facility annually.
Located In Port Aransas
You can find Port Aransas between Mustang Island and the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. This quaint city offers beautiful beaches and abundant wildlife. Don’t be surprised to see dolphins jump out in front of the large ships coming in and out of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Its fine dining options and nightlife make Port Aransas a must-do when you want the full Coastal Bend experience. Ride the ferry and explore the cities in the North Bay area.