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Come and be amazed!

The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center serves to enhance community understanding for the need to preserve the natural resources of coastal ecosystems for future generations through access and education.

This 162-acre nature preserve is filled with the wonders of our natural world. We invite everyone to explore the two miles of nature viewing trails and walk away with a new-found experience and understanding. The Learning Center is open for visitors. Come and learn about the importance of protecting the wetlands for future generations to enjoy. As a student of nature, you will find the preserve's "live classroom" truly fascinating.

The preserve is owned and operated by the City of Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department.

We invite you to venture into the wild.

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Congratulations to Sara Jose!

Recipient of the 2017 Professional Coastal Steward Award

(Corpus Christi, TX - November 15, 2017) Sara is the Preserve Manager at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center who has done a great job over the past several years as a community youth educator. She lead the Nature Challenge program, which combines enjoying regional special places with family activities, persevering after Hurricane Harvey threatened to end the program by continuous communication and outreach. Read the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation news release for more details.

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EVENTS CALENDAR

  • Guided Nature Walks -  December 2017 Flyer
  • Scout-It-Out - Ongoing Program, Flyer
  • Family Science Explorations - 2-hour Programs, October 2017–March 2018, Flyer
  • Nature & Crafts - Water Color Art, December 16, Flyer
  • Winter Wildlife Camp - Half-Day Hands-On Science & Wildlife Photography, December 18–21, Flyer
  • Eco-Expert - The Past, Present & Future of the National Natural Toxins Research Lab, December 21, Flyer
  • Holiday Story Time - December 26, 27, 28 & 29, Flyer
  • Girl Scout Badge Event - December 30, Flyer
  • Growing Up WILD - Monday Morning & Afternoon Programs, January–May 2018, Flyer

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FEATURED VIDEOS:

VIDEO - Free Guided Nature Walks and more on the Preserve

VIDEO - Free Parks & Recreation's All-Terrain Wheelchair Accommodation

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iNATURALIST WILDLIFE OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRESERVE!

We welcome all visitors to contribute to the inventory of wildlife observed at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve on our iNaturalist page.

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GROUP FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

To book a field trip, please fill out the Field Trip Request Form and email the completed form to Education Coordinator Caleb Harris at CalebH@cctexas.com at least three weeks prior to your trip. You will receive a confirmation email and invoice for your trip within 48 hours.

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PARTIES

Book your child's birthday party with us! Come celebrate the special day as you and your party guests discover the preserve and have fun. Pick from our three options: Nature Scavenger Hunt; Insect Nature Walk; or Nature & Crafts.

Birthday Parties Flyer

Birthday Party Request Form  

Contact Information & More

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Address: 2446 N. Oso Parkway, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414

Phone: (361) 826-3335

► Preserve Map (PDF file)

To request presentations to community groups, contact Preserve Manager Sara Jose at (361) 826-3432 or SaraJ@cctexas.com.

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HOURS

 

Learning Center is open Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm

Walking Trails & Playground are open daily, dawn to dusk.

Trading Post is open during learning center hours listed above. Trading Post Fact Sheet.

Parking Lot is open Monday – Saturday, 7:30am – 7pm; and closed Sunday

(Trails can be accessed using the walk-in entrances along N. Oso Parkway and from the Holly hike and bike. After hours parking is available along N. Oso Parkway or at the Holly hike and bike lot at Holly Road and Paul Jones Avenue.)