Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 1pm-4pm

Closed Monday & Major Holidays


Adult $8

Ages 13-59


Senior & Military $6

Ages 60&Up


Children $3

Ages 3-12

Texas Maritime Museum

1202 Navigation Circle

Rockport, Texas 78382

Phone: 361-729-1271

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Our most popular and longest running program, the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, runs January through March (excluding the week of spring break). Lectures are held every Monday, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (doors open at 11:45) in the Museum Education Center.


The series consists of 11 weeks of FREE lectures on a variety of topics relating to maritime history, museum programming, museum exhibits or the Coastal Bend community and environment.


Wayne White

Winter Site Manager

Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

January 6, 2020


Wayne White will present "The South Pole and the Great Antarctic Ships", covering early Antarctic exploration and leading up to his own experiences living at the South Pole.

John Williams

Retired Engineer and Merchant Marine

January 13, 2020


John Williams will present "Rescue at Sea", his story of a daring rescue of a ship caught in a storm on its way to Hawaii.

Steve Banta

Executive Director, USS Lexington Museum

January 20, 2020


Steve Banta will talk about the exciting history of the USS Lexington, both as an aircraft carrier during World War II and as a museum.

Mary Jo O'Rear

Local History Author

January 27, 2020


Mary Jo O'Rear, author of multiple books on Coastal Bend history, will present "A Fine Esplanade" on Zachary Taylor's Army of Exploration and its discoveries on the Texas Coast.

Charles Smith

February 3, 2020


Charles Smith will describe his grandfather's experience with Theodore Roosevelt's White Navy in "A Very Different Navy:  Looking Back at the U.S. Navy's 1908 Voyage Around the World."

Justin Parkoff

Curator and Maritime Archaeologist

Houston Maritime Museum

Justin Parkoff, who has worked on many archaeological projects,

will talk about maritime archaeology and the many projects he has worked on, ranging from diving in clear water to black water where one can't tell the difference between a ship timber and a gator tail.

February 10, 2020


Speaker TBA

Topic TBA

February 17, 2020


Omar Garcia

Chief External Affairs Officer, Port of Corpus Christi

Omar Garcia, who has worked with the Port of Corpus Christi as well as several other economic and energy commissions, will present on history and growth opportunities for the Port and the Coastal Bend.

February 24, 2020


Speaker TBA

March 2, 2020


Topic TBA

Shannan McAskill

PhD Student

March 16, 2020


Shannan McAskill, a PhD student from TAMUCC, will give an update on her research about the effect of Hurricane Harvey on fish populations.

Dr. Wade Harrell & Laura Bonneau

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

March 23, 2020


Dr. Wade Harrell and Laura Bonneau from Aransas National Wildlife Refuge will provide their annual whooping crane update.

Perry R. Bass Memorial

Sports Fishing Wall of Fame

March 30, 2020


Join us for the annual Perry R. Bass Memorial Sports Fishing Wall of Fame induction ceremony.