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“Very Nice Aquarium”

Aquarium at Rockport Harbor
Ranked #4 of 38 things to do in Rockport
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Houston
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Nice Aquarium”
Reviewed 17 February 2014

It's a great way to see what inhabits the local waters. The volunteer staff was very friendly and helpful.

Visited February 2014
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TEXAS
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220 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“AQUARIUM AT ROCKPORT HARBOR”
Reviewed 7 February 2014

It is not very large, but what they have is worth your time. The staff are great and very helpful. If you are in the area it is worth a visit.

BUD CARTER

Visited January 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Nice Small and Free Aquarium”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

A nice aquarium w/a good selection of native fish from that area of the Gulf. There were individual tanks for a good number of smaller species and info displayed about the area as well as the fishes.

Visited February 2014
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Palo Alto, California
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fun small aquarium, but the anti-evolution film was off-putting”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

It's small, very small. But it's free and near the Rockport Beach Park and Austin Street, so it is worth a visit. Even though it is small with just a few exhibits, I enjoyed myself. I especially liked the Moray eel and the crab. But then there are movies at various times during the day (common at museums). It had good footage and interesting facts, but throughout was promotion of creationism/intelligent design and even an argument against evolution (using an argument containing the logical fallacy known as "personal incredulity"). So if in Rockport and at the Beach Park or the Austin Street shops, take a few minutes at the aquarium, but don't see a movie.

Visited January 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great for Families”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

This is a little family friendly aquarium that does not charge admission but accepts donations. The displays are great, there's lots to see and learn and I especially liked that you could see all the equipment that is behind the scenes and what it takes to run a salt water aquarium. The staff is very friendly and the gift shop is cute and very fairly priced. We took our kids, ages 4 and 6 and they loved it. It isn't big but just the right size for them to explore. If you are in Rockport I highly recommend taking the time to check it out.

Visited December 2013
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