We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sea Center Texas

Features Animals
Open Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
Review Highlights

Great educational basis for anyone. The staff is very generous with their time and information... read more

Reviewed today
Juanjose H
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Small but great

Sea Center is TINY. But it's fun for pre-school aged kids especially and the outdoor area is... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Emily C
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Read all 181 reviews
All photos (74)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“touch tank”(50 reviews)
“fish hatchery”(15 reviews)
“sea center”(35 reviews)
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
Open Now
Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
See all hours
300 Medical Dr, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-5678
+1 979-292-0100
Reviews (181)
Filter reviews
179 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstouch tankfish hatcherysea centerclamssea lifedonations are appreciatednative fishgreat place to take the kidsbeautiful fishgreat aquariumnature walklarge tanksscavenger huntkids and adultsgreat family outingnice visitbehind the scenes
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 179 reviews
Reviewed today 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

Thank Juanjose H
Reviewed 19 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!

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 5 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.

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!!

Thank cragrammy
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank evansann345
Reviewed 1 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

Thank snowsully30
Reviewed 1 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

Thank jasonek2017
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Inside and outside exhibits and tour. Perfect for kids and adults. Learn about the coastal areas of the state. Hatchery tour, wetlands walking area, you can even pet a crab. Lol

Thank Derek D
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Take the tour, with or without kids... They can adapt the tour for the group and get into the technical aspects of raising fingerlings for release and restocking the area waterways. I personally learned a lot! Price: Free, donations taken but not pushed...

1  Thank JVSibley
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Lake Jackson
Candlewood Suites Lake Jackson
50 reviews
.94 km away
Best Western Plus Lake Jackson Inn & Suites
207 reviews
1.29 km away
Staybridge Suites Lake Jackson
7 reviews
1.55 km away
Comfort Suites
51 reviews
1.72 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 79 restaurants in Lake Jackson
The Local
160 reviews
2.40 km away
Lake Jackson Seafood Restaurant
124 reviews
1.15 km away
Yoshi Asian Fusion
35 reviews
2.23 km away
Wayside Pub
72 reviews
2.22 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 13 attractions in Lake Jackson
Brazosport Museum of Natural Science
34 reviews
4.66 km away
Lake Jackson Historical Museum
36 reviews
1.99 km away
Wilderness Golf Course
15 reviews
4.82 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
6 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from JVSibley | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but think volunteer staff leaves at 4PM. I would call to confirm.
6 July 2018|
Response from LCMAN61 | Reviewed this property |
Elaine P
20 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.