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Hey kids!   Get up close to marine animals like crabs and snails!

The Touch Tank exhibit is provided by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.   TPWD's Coastal Expo Mission: Increase public awareness of Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important, and how people can protect them.   Reservations are not required.  

A portable touch pool allows visitors to gently touch marine animals such as blue crabs, hermit crabs, stone crabs, snails and even anemones. 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.

Photo: Richard Schaffhausen
Touch Tank at Migration Celebration 2015

This activity is sponsored by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.