Center for the Arts and Sciences

The Center is a cultural and educational complex that features an art gallery, a science museum, a planetarium and two performance theaters. The art gallery exhibits work by international, regional and local artists. The Center is home to the longest running community theater on the Texas Gulf Coast and offers five major productions each season performing in either the arena or proscenium theater. The museum contains the largest seashell collection in the South along with fossils, including dinosaurs and mammoth bones. Other exhibits feature Texas coastal wildlife and a unique jade and ivory collection. The planetarium has shows every Tuesday. Visitors can also view images from the Hubble telescope in the lobby through View-Space.