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Sea Center Texas

#1 of 9 things to do in Lake Jackson Features Animals
300 Medical Dr, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-5678
+1 979-292-0100
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Nice Little Aquarium

We took a day trip to Lake Jackson, specifically to see the Sea Center. It was nice to be able to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Libby F
What a Fun Little Place!

Decided last minute to stop by to check out the fish. Such a fun experience for kids. First, it's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel L
Corpus Christi, Texas
via mobile
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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. Reservations required for hatchery tours. Hours for visitation are Tuesday through Saturday 9 am-4 pm, Sunday 1-4 pm, Closed Mondays. Aquarium feedings Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 am. Free Admission and Tours.
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  • Average5%
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“fish hatchery” (14 reviews)
“redfish” (13 reviews)
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300 Medical Dr, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-5678
+1 979-292-0100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a day trip to Lake Jackson, specifically to see the Sea Center. It was nice to be able to stroll through the center without too many people. The tanks had some impressive fish. I would suggest that the center change out some of...More

Thank Libby F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided last minute to stop by to check out the fish. Such a fun experience for kids. First, it's free admission but donations are appreciated. There is a gift shop, a touch tank with blue crabs, hermits, and other fun creatures. The volunteers are friendly....More

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You might consider it small if you take a quick walk through but if you linger a little you will see some really neat exhibits. Fish are grouped by size and they have some pretty large ones. Also have a touch section for kids. Doesn't...More

Thank FritzPetri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere and exhibits...neat things for kids to do!! Indoor and outdoor sights to see! Beautiful Aquariums!!

Thank reneeh781
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed in learning the nature of their work. About 75% of the redfish released in the Gulf Coast waters are hatched and raised here. They also host special kids in their fishing (catch and release) pond. The tanks ha e a lot...More

Thank clhearn2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful hidden treasure this place is. It's small, but they have so much stuff to see. The carved jade boat is amazing.

Thank Donna E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time I have brought my grandchildren. It is a great place. The interactive area where the kids can touch the crabs and the volunteers teach them is wonderful. The aquariums are beautiful. It is a "Must Do" each time we are...More

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is a great place to take the family. It is free to the public. They have a behind the scenes tour available. There is a touch tank with crabs and fish. There is also an outside nature walk.

Thank travelingmom0808
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Sea Center is small, but a very nice place to visit. We had younger children with us, as well as a teen, and everyone enjoyed it! The touch tank was great, the aquariums house beautiful fish and there's a nice little gift shop. Oh, and...More

Thank Virginia I
Reviewed 19 June 2017

It is a very up to date small facility that is nice to visit. The check in desk staff was very friendly and the facility was very clean. The fish & tanks are of large size. The parking lot is large for adequate parking &...More

Thank pnkgirl27
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Elaine P
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.
15 May 2016|
Response from 88Tropicsfan | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't remember. We didn't have a pet.