Interpretive programs

Interpretive Programs- June-August 2017

Su M Tu W Th F Sa
Beach Walk 11:00 am X X
Deck Talk 1:00 pm X X X X X
Hidden Treasures 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.
Hidden Treasures Catch, learn about, and release small fish and burrowing creatures found at the surf’s edge during this fun family program. Come prepared to get wet. Meet on the deck in front of the Malaquite Visitor Center.
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.
Hatchling Releases The public is invited to attend several releases of newly hatched sea turtles each year from mid-June – August. Public releases take place at Malaquite Beach. Dates and times are determined as nests hatch. Call the Hatchling Hotline at (361) 949-7163 to find out when and where the next hatchling release will occur.
Sand Sculpting Get tips for building sand castles from a professional sand sculptor! This program will take place on Malaquite Beach from 10:00 am-1:00 pm on Saturday, June 10th, Sunday, July 9th, and Sunday, August 13th.

Last updated: June 1, 2017

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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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