Interpretive programs

Interpretive Programs- March 2017

Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Beach Walk 11:00 am X
Deck Talk 1:00 pm X X X X
Birding Tour- Morning 9:30 am X X X X
Birding Tour- Afternoon 2:30 pm X X X
Birding Class 1:00 pm X
Plant Walk 11:00 am X
Arts in the Park 11:00 am X
Junior Ranger Program All Day X X X X X X X

**All programs are subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call the Malaquite Visitor Center for more information at: (361) 949-8068

Program Program Descriptions
Beach Walk Come along on a leisurely 45-60 minute walk and learn about what makes Padre Island National Seashore such a special and important place. Bring a hat and other items appropriate for the weather. This light stroll is suitable for all ages. Meet at the Malaquite Visitor Center.
Deck Talk Join us for an informal 30-45 minute talk on various aspects of the island’s natural and cultural history, or to learn about fascinating items that have been found on Padre Island’s coastline. Meet at the Malaquite Visitor Center.
Birding Tour Take a 2-3 hour guided van tour around Padre Island to observe birds in their natural habitats. For visitors without binoculars or bird guides, loaners are available. Reservations may be made up to 24 hours ahead. Space in the tour vehicle is limited. Due to the nature of the program, participants must be at least 12 years of age and at least 58 inches tall. To sign up, call 361-949-8068 or visit the Malaquite Visitor Center.
Birding Class Learn how to select the right binoculars and what birding terms really mean. The Birding Class will compare several of the birding field guides that are available, and provide tips on finding good birding locations.
Plant Walk Enjoy a casual 30-45 minute walk looking for and learning about the beautiful native wildflowers and plants of the park. Meet at the Malaquite Visitor Center.
Arts in the Park Find your park through art! Enjoy this 60-minute introductory watercolor painting class, learn basic painting techniques, and explore your creativity! Space is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet at the Malaquite Visitor Center Auditorium.
Junior Ranger Program This is a self-paced program for individuals usually ranging from ages 5-12, but anyone is welcome to participate. Upon completion of the booklet, each participant is awarded an official Junior Ranger badge and certificate. Program booklets and pencils are available at Malaquite Visitor Center.

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi, TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
This is the primary phone number for the Malaquite Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.

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