COVID-19 UPDATES: The Meadows Center’s education and dive operations will reopen on Friday, September 11 at a limited capacity. More information.
Glass-Bottom Boats Run Daily
Since 1945, these historic glass-bottom boats have given people of all ages an in-depth look at the natural beauty of Spring Lake and the San Marcos Springs.
Field Trips & Group ToursWe specialize in interpreter led field trips, customized to meet specific grade levels and classroom learning goals. Group tours and group tour rates are available.
Snorkel Education ProgramWhile many view Spring Lake’s artesian springs and aquatic life on a glass-bottom boat, one can now get a closer look by enrolling in our new snorkel course.
Discovery HallDiscovery Hall features a 1,000 gallon aquarium, endangered species exhibits and interactive exhibits fun for all ages!
Scuba Dive Spring Lake
Our diving programs train volunteer divers to help protect a true freshwater treasure of Texas: Spring Lake.
Outdoor Academy ClassesThis series is designed for students K-12 to get outside and experience nature, while enjoying our exhibits and programs.
Scout Badge DaysJoin us for science and nature programs planned just for Boy and Girl Scouts. Scouts will discover the unique ecosystem created by the San Marcos Springs on this guided tour!
Family Fun DaysFamily Fun Days are held on select Saturdays throughout the year, complete with nature-themed activities, crafts and more! These events are free and open to the public.
Special EventsVenue space is available at Spring Lake for weddings, parties, festivals and other special events. Book your event with us today!
Wetlands BoardwalkExplore the diverse wildlife along our Wetlands Boardwalk on the edge of the newly restored peninsula meadow.
Spring Lake Natural AreaFeaturing more than 251 acres of walking and hiking trails give impressive views of the Hill Country.