Plans are in place for the Rockport Aquarium building to be rebuilt at Rockport Harbor in the Cultural Arts District!   The Aquarium Building was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017.    The Aquariums’ famous eel, “Marley”, survived the Hurricane and has been very happy at it’s temporary home at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Dr. Christopher Mace, President, Board of Directors, presented plans to Aransas County Commissioners June 13th showing the new building layout and amenities.   Due to material delivery uncertainties, a target start build date is not available as of this writing.

Record visitation numbers were achieved in 2016, (Visitation Summary (Jan-Mar, 2017) •10,050 Visitors An increase of 10% over 2016•77% traveled > 75 miles In 2016, we set an all-time visitation record of 38,497 people).