South Padre Island Dolphin and Nature Research Center

Get up close and personal with sea life at South Padre Island Dolphin and Nature Research Center. Aquariums at the center contain fish, starfish, crabs, octopus, snails, eels, stingrays, hermit crabs, sea horses, and many other creatures. Groups can touch and hold sea creatures from the touch tank, go on nature walks, and take a tour of the sea life center where they will learn about marine habitats. Small groups can also take a Dolphin Tour aboard the Skimmer 2 with Captain Scarlet Colley and her dog Rozzi to see the local tribe of dolphins.
Contact Info
Address: 110 N. Garcia St., Port Isabel, TX 78578. Cameron County. Tel: 956-299-1957. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily, 10AM-3PM.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Cost: Fee.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Aquarium Lesson Plan

Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators in order to avoid being eaten? That an electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity to frighten away predators? Let students act like scientists to observe marine life while focusing on habitat, survival, and defense mechanisms.... Continue