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.