A glass-bottomed boat glides through the San Marcos Springs and affords views of songbirds above and turtles or fish below
What You'll Get
- Departure time: boat tours run continuously from 30 minutes after opening until 30 minutes before closing of The Meadows Center; hours vary depending on season and weather
- Departure location: The Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos
- Free admission for children aged 2 and under
The Meadows Center’s COVID-19 Precautions
- Temporarily closed
- Note that state and local guidelines are changing regularly. Please check The Meadows Center’s website or contact them for their latest guidelines.
The Fine Print
About The Meadows Center
Run by Texas State University, The Meadows Center (formerly Aquarena) introduces visitors to the lush diversity of the San Marcos Springs and intricate system of waterways. Glass-bottomed boats set out for guided tours of Spring Lake, gazing at the aquatic life and University midterm papers below. Above the springs that bubble up from the bottom, soft shell turtles and bluegill sunfish swim in the clear waters and songbirds survey the sky. Eight endangered species populate the springs, including beetles and two species of salamander. On land, visitors can explore gardens of native Texan plants or a hall of nature exhibit.