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NOTICE: Update on the campus rebuild - All public areas (Marine Science Education Center, Wetlands Education Center, Waterwise Garden, Gift Shop, and the Bay Education Center in Rockport) are temporarily closed. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding and all of your support!

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute's official address is 750 Channel View Drive, Port Aransas, Texas 78373. The main entrance for visitors is located at 855 East Cotter Avenue, Port Aransas, Texas 78373.

Directions from the Ferry to visitor entrance: go straight on Cotter Avenue through both stop lights and the 4-way stop sign towards the beach; UTMSI will be on the left before you get to the beach.

Directions from Padre Island to visitor entrance: take highway 361 to Port Aransas, go straight on South Alister, at 2nd stop light, turn RIGHT on Cotter Avenue, go straight through 4-way stop sign towards the beach; UTMSI will be on the left before you get to the beach.UTMSI campus map 20190403


Downloadable / Printable Campus Map

 1. Administration 
Deliveries, Administrative and Fiscal Offices, Security
7. R/V Katy Pavilion
Meeting Location for R/V Katy
13. Marine Science Education Center 
 2. Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) 
Sea Turtle and Marine Bird Rehabilitation Center
 8. Dormitory

14. Student Housing

Wilson Cottages

 3. Boat House 
Boat Maintenance and UTMSI Launch
 9. Estuarine Research Center 
Mission-Aransas Reserve Headquarters, UTMSI Core Facilities Laboratory, and Resource Center (Library)

15. Student Housing 
Beach Street Apartments

 4. Campus Cafeteria  10. Main Laboratory & Lyceum 
Scientists’ Offices
16. Warehouse
 5. Wetlands Education Center  11. Physical Plant Compound  17. Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory (FAML)
 6. Waterwise Wildlife Garden & Dunescape  12. Pier Teaching Laboratory  18. Center for Coastal Ocean Health and Sustainability