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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 educational aquarium

This is a great place to stop by if you are in the area, especially with children. They have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Awesome place to visit

Rain or Shine this is an awesome place to visit. Kids and adults will both enjoy learning. My kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
South Houston, Texas
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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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“fish hatchery” (14 reviews)
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300 Medical Dr, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-5678
+1 979-292-0100
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place to stop by if you are in the area, especially with children. They have simple scavenger hunt sheets at the front. They have touch tank to to touch live crabs, and mystery boxes too. I did not check or reserve...More

Thank 175MOM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rain or Shine this is an awesome place to visit. Kids and adults will both enjoy learning. My kids love the touch tank and the occasional kids day of fishing.

Thank Mello726
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice visit with our family. So impressed that it's free! Great aquarium exhibits and touch tank. Not huge but we all enjoyed it.

1  Thank Breanna P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOrth a quick visit but it is very small so you do not need much time there. many interesting displays though. I like the mounted giant fish on the walls.

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is great "hidden gem" in Lake Jackson, about an hour drive S of Houston. Straight down 288. You could spend several hours here. Very nice and clean. Employees are very nice and helpful. You can't beat it....especially for FREE ! Donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank gulfcoastcyclist
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 10 July 2017

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

Thank reneeh781
Reviewed 1 July 2017 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
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Elaine P
19 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.