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Exhibit Hosts


Our Reef on the Road traveling exhibit premiered at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Conference in September 2014.

From there it began it's journey to a variety of destinations that have become our partners in introducing the sanctuary and ocean conservation messages to new audiences.

We are currently looking for host sites for April 2018 and beyond.


October 2016-April 2017
Clute, TX

Three exhibit units displayed between glass display cases, dinosaur replicas and mounted waterfowl
Reef on the Road sits in the midst of all the museum displays at Brazosport Museum of Natural Science. (Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

Two exhibit units on display with a dinosaur skeleton in the background.
Looking at two of the exhibit units from the back of the museum. The third unit is out of view to the right. (Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

One exhibit unit on display with various display cases around it and part of a pterodactyl skeleton haning from the ceiliing behind it.
Looking at one exhibit unit from the back of the museum. The other two units are out of view to the left. (Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

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March 2016-October 2016
Lake Jackson, TX

Exhibit bannerto the right with three traveling exhiibt units displayed in line behind it to the left
Sea Center Texas placed the exhibit near their Gulf of Mexico exhibit, the last section of the aquarium. (Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

Three men standing in front of the Flourishing but Fragile section of the traveling exhibit.
Guests enjoying the exhibit during their visit to the aquarium. (Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

A portion of a video monitor and some exhibit graphics on the left with a view of the nearby aquarium tank to the right. A large grouper is visible in the aquarium.
Guest view of the Gulf of Mexico exhiibit from alongside the traveling exhibit. (Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

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August 2015-February 2016
Angleton, TX

Exhibit banner in the entrance to a library
Angleton Library welcomes people to the exhibit as soon as they enter the building. (Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

Three exhibit pieces on display in front of shelves of books in a library
Library patrons can visit with the exhibit then check out books on coral reef and ocean exploration topics.
(Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

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January-August 2015
Galveston, TX

Title banner and two pieces of the traveling exhibit at Moody Gardens
Reef on the Road was displayed in the lower atrium of the Aquarium at Moody Gardens next to a couple of small aquariums showcasing local sealife. (Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

Two pieces of the travelilng exhibit in the Aquarium at Moody Gardens
Chairs were set up next to the exhibit for a series of free Seaside Chats in February 2015. (Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

Two guests viewing the Bright Spot in the Gulf section of the exhibit
Guests viewing the introductory panel of Reef on the Road. (Image: FGBNMS/Drinnen)

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Exhibit content

Exhibit specifications

Reef On The Road Handout (307kb pdf)

We are currently looking for host sites for February 2016 and beyond.

If you have questions or are interested in bringing this exhibit to your facility, please contact


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