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.
Estuarine Research Center
Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve Headquarters, UTMSI Core Facilities Laboratory, and Resource Center (Library)
Marine Science Education Center
Visitor Entrance, Aquaria, Gift Shop, Estuary Explorium, and Auditorium
Wetlands Education Center
3.5-acre Outdoor Complex (open to the pubic year-round, see website for guided tours)
Downloadable / Printable Campus Map