Interpretive programs

All programs are currently canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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

Photo of gooseneck barnacles attached to the neck of a glass bottle lying on the beach.
Ocean currents bring a wide variety of marine debris to the Seashore; some natural, some not.

Photo by Artist-in-Residence Sue Wolfe.

Deck Talk
Thursdays-Sundays at 1pm at the Malaquite Visitor Center
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.
Junior ranger badge with words Padre Island National Seashore
Ask about the Junior Ranger program at the visitor center.

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Junior Ranger Program
Available every day at the Malaquite Visitor Center.
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.

Last updated: June 7, 2020

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Contact Info

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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