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Touch Tanks at Visitor Center

Visiting Sea Center Texas

touch tank experience

Touch Tank allows visitors to gently touch marine animals

Touch Tank

A 20-foot touch pool allows visitors to gently touch marine animals such as blue crabs, hermit crabs, stone crabs, snails and even anemones. One prominent animal on exhibit is the state shell of Texas, the Lightning Whelk. The animals displayed live in a variety of habitats along the Texas coast and have developed many ways to survive conditions brought about by the tides, waves and predators. Volunteers are available to assist visitors and answer questions about the animals on display.