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Registration for the R/V Katy program (5th grade and up) is now available. Please complete the Visiting Group Request form to ensure we have your request and contact information.  Questions? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Marine Science Institute offers field trip opportunities focusing on diverse marine science education topics. We provide outdoor and lab activities that focus on hands-on inquiry-based learning techniques, incorporating local ecosystems to foster an appreciation and respect for our local estuarine and marine habitats. We structure our programs to reflect grade-level appropriate content, learning strategies, and state standards. 

Visitors Center-School Group VisitingAll classes are designed to suit appropriate grade levels. Activities may vary depending on grade and total group size. We also offer a station-based field trip option, where students rotate through alternate stations covering any above activities. This allows larger groups to access our programming and keep multiple groups engaged in activities throughout the field trip.

We have programs available in two locations: our Port Aransas campus and the Bay Education Center in downtown Rockport, Texas. 

See Information for Groups for information regarding field trip options.