Sea Center Texas
300 Medical Drive, Lake Jackson
See saltwater aquariums showcasing the diversity of the Texas coast and tour the largest redfish hatchery in the world.
Reservations required for hatchery tours. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m.; closed Mondays.
Aquarium feedings Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Free admission and tours. (979) 292- 0100.
Lake Jackson Historical Museum
249 Circle Way, Lake Jackson
Explore the unique history of the city of Lake Jackson at this 12,000 square-foot museum. Visitors can visit with the ghost of Major Jackson, fly the Windecker Eagle and learn why Lake Jackson streets are named This Way and That Way. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1-4 p.m.; closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission is free. (979) 297-1570.
12 p.m. Lunch at one of the area restaurants
The Center for the Arts & Sciences
400 College Drive, Clute
Named one of Frommer’s Top Ten Museums in Texas. Brazosport Museum of Natural Science: (979) 265-7871. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Over 14,000 shells on display, dinosaur fossils, mineralogy collection, hands-on children’s section. Brazosport Art League Gallery: (979) 265-7971. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Exhibits change monthly. Other facilities include Brazosport Center Stages Theater and the Brazosport Planetarium. Museum & Gallery closed Mondays. Free admission. Center Offices (979) 265-7661.