Lunch Break @ The Aquarium

Take a lunch break with the Texas State Aquarium as we go live from behind-the-scenes.

Take a lunch break at the Aquarium as we go live from behind-the-scenes.  These interactive virtual programs are an opportunity to dive deeper into the stories of the animals and their relationships with their caretakers.  Each Tuesday, you’ll see us in the water, in exhibits, and interacting with animals as you discover what it takes to care for our exhibits and conserve wildlife.  We look forward to connecting via Zoom with learners of all ages for an exclusive look backstage at the Texas State Aquarium!


Tuesdays at 12:00-12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time

Program price:

$5 per device 


  • Tuesday, December 1

    Tegu Encounter

    Meet Penny, the Argentine Tegu, up close and personal! Discover more about the life of this animal ambassador, and meet the keeper that cares for our reptiles.

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

    Register Here!
  • Tuesday, December 8

    Sloth meets Dolphin!

    Join a sloth on an adventure in the Aquarium! Meeting fellow residents and exploring new environments is a form of enrichment for our animals, and it helps to keep them mentally and physically engaged. You’ll watch one of our sloths meet our dolphins in our underwater view room, and ask a sloth keeper your questions live!

    Register Here!
  • Tuesday, December 15

    Vet Clinic

    Join us live from the Aquarium’s veterinary clinic and meet our veterinarian, Dr. Taylor Yaw. While touring the clinic, you’ll discover how we care for a broad variety of species – from fish to flamingos! Then, watch an animal medical procedure and ask our vet your questions.

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  • Lunch Break @ The Aquarium FAQs

    How will I connect on the day of the program?
    We will use Zoom to connect. After registering for the program, you will receive an email with a link to join the program at the scheduled time. All you need to connect is a computer, smartphone, or tablet with internet access. Smartphone and tablet users will need to download the free Zoom app from the app store.

    How many people can connect with one registration?
    Each registration will only allow one device (computer, tablet, etc) to connect the program. Therefore, please do not share the link you receive.

    How early should I register?

    You can register for the program up until the program start time (12:00 p.m. CST) if the program still has space available.  However, we recommend registering early to guarantee your spot.  Confirmation emails with connection details occasionally take 15-20 minutes to appear in your inbox.

    How will I interact with the presenter?
    You will use a chat function to send us questions live and share answers to our questions. You will not use a webcam or microphone.

    Can I watch a recording?
    These programs will only be available to watch live. Please be sure to check the program date and time to ensure you are able to attend before registering.

    Do you offer private connections?
    Yes! We offer private connections for all ages. Choose one of our Aquavision Virtual Classroom programs for a private, face-to-face connection for your group.

    Can I cancel my registration? 

    You may cancel your registration before the program starts. Follow the cancel link at the bottom of your registration email, and your account should be automatically refunded within 3-5 business days.

  • Questions?

    For additional questions, please contact Melanie Kudra at or 361-881-1319

Aquavision is Award-Winning!

The Texas State Aquarium Flint Hills Resources Aquavision Distance Learning program has earned a Pinnacle Award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). CILC is a national and international leader in content aggregation, consulting, and support services that assist organizations with the utilization of videoconferencing and other collaborative technologies.


CILC has bestowed the Pinnacle Award annually since 2008 on organizations that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by educators and end users. According to CILC, receiving the award “indicates remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery.”