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Texas State Aquarium

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The Texas State Aquarium is a non-profit, AZA accredited aquarium that focuses on the species and habitats in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Opened in 1990, our mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas, and support wildlife conservation.


The Texas State Aquarium is the perfect platform for students to learn and discover together. Our virtual programs put aquatic animals front and center in your classroom with real-time cameras throughout our animal exhibits. 







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Programs by Texas State Aquarium

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Coral Reef Under Construction

Coral reefs are referred to as the “tropical rainforests of the ocean.” Join us on a journey into this valuable habitat as we investigate the diversity of corals, learn their anatomy, and compare and contrast the differences between soft and hard...

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Creature Tales: Baby Alligator

Your students will enjoy an animal story, and then virtually meet the superstar animal of the book. Read along, make observations, recall facts, and get an up-close look at a live baby alligator.

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Creature Tales: Sea Turtles

Your students will enjoy an animal themed story as they read along and virtually meet the superstar animal of the book. Students will have the opportunity to recall and identify details from the story, observe sea turtle biofacts and get an up...

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Creature Tales: Sharks

Your students will enjoy an animal story, and then virtually meet the superstar animal of the book. Read along, make animal observations, recall facts, and investigate shark biofacts. Get an up-close look at our resident sharks though real time...

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Discovery Dive: Coral Reef

Dive into the Texas State Aquarium's coral reef, and hear from a diver live from underwater! 

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Habitats of the Gulf and Caribbean (for Older Students and Adults)

The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea are dynamic and diverse ecosystems that support a wide range of life. During this interactive tour, explore a variety of environments through our real-time cameras from the comforts of your own classroom. Make...

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Habitats of the Gulf and Caribbean (for Younger Students)

The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea are dynamic and diverse ecosystems that support a wide range of life. During this interactive tour, explore a variety of environments through our real-time cameras from the comforts of your own classroom. Make...

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Let's Talk Sharks!

Students will observe shark biofacts and explore how the shark’s adaptations make them top predators. We will look at common shark species in the Gulf of Mexico and...

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Turtle Tracks

Students become marine biologists as they track Olive, a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle, on her journey across the Gulf of Mexico. During their sea turtle study, students discuss why scientists track sea turtles and what technology they use. Students...

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Virtual Classroom: Dolphins

Move like a dolphin! Play like a dolphin! Even speak like a dolphin! A highly engaging program during which students learn what it takes to be a marine mammal.

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Virtual Classroom: Fish

Let’s talk fishes LIVE from the Texas State Aquarium as your students observe, compare and contrast the diversity of fishes in Aquarium habitats. Together, we’ll differentiate between fish body shapes, infer how shapes help them survive and...

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Virtual Classroom: Sharks

Long bodies, sharp teeth, and a top predator-you guessed it, sharks! Join us to discover how sharks move, what their teeth are like, and the parts that make up their bodies. Your students will practice important STEM process skills by observing...

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More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo

Contact

Amy Rivers   aquavision@txstateaq.org
2710 North Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi TX 78402
3616541450
United States

https://www.texasstateaquarium.org/educate/teachers-and-schools/aquavision/

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Texas State Aquarium cover:

Mathematics
Sciences
Reading
Data Analysis
Ocean Literacy

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"The students really enjoyed the experience, especially the dolphins and being able to see underwater. They are still talking about the show."-Lena Solis (Oak Park Elementary, TX)


"The students liked the interaction with the instructor and the technology involved. Also, they enjoyed the experiments, especially the filtering of the oil."-Amelia Grime (Oak Park Elementary, TX)


"Our students were highly engaged! They asked many questions and made insightful comments about the animals that they saw and "swam" with!"- Ms.Capalbo (White Plains Middle School,NY)