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Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

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Address: 1900 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: 361-826-4667
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Popular with families, the museum focuses on the history and culture of...

Popular with families, the museum focuses on the history and culture of South Texas with something for everyone, including relics from a 1554 shipwreck, recreations of two of the three ships used for Columbus's voyage to the New World, an interactive weather station, a children's section with marine activities and numerous artifacts.

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Something for everyone!

What a great museum for all ages and interests! The various sections of the museum are divided into areas such as discovery, settlements, early years, hurricanes, cowboys... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Marykw
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North Dakota
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North Dakota
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great museum for all ages and interests! The various sections of the museum are divided into areas such as discovery, settlements, early years, hurricanes, cowboys, dinosaurs, geology and impressive collection of rocks, etc. The grounds outside are beautiful even in the winter. The little kids have areas of interest to them too. Well worth visiting!

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1 Thank Marykw
San Antonio
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids were disappointed by this museum, but they have been quite spoiled by hands-on science museums. We visited during a time when the main science part was apparently under renovation. I would have enjoyed slowly walking around, reading the long explanations for things, but my kids did not. They want to DO when they go somewhere with "science" in... More 

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, United States
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159 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this place on a rainy day and it was time well spent. It would take all day to see and experience everyting, so go early. Don't know why someone said it was small and run down.....to the contrary. Very modern, clean, nice restrooms, interesting and interactive displays. There are folks in period dress walking around and in the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

This was a fascinating place to take our boys. We enjoyed the Corpus Christi history. Not sure it is a place for really little one but mine liked the guns and hurricane knowledge.

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Thank sbmtx
Corpus Christi, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is the saddest and one of the most run down "museums" I've ever seen. Many of the interactive exhibits didn't work. The play areas were filthy. There is a decent mineral collection, and the volunteers seem like nice people, but it is too expensive for an experience where most things are completely uninteresting. Sadly, this museum seems like a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My daughter was a baby when we took her but there was several hands on for kids to do and gives some cultural information . Daisy C. Aeviasmom.Le-vel.com

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Thank ThrivingDaisy
Woodville, Texas
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Small museum with nice exhibits about coastal bend area. Disappointed there wasn't more on recent shipwrecks recovery. Nice interactive exhibits for children.

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Thank PapaO759
Eastland
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This city museum has lots of educational and fun historical Corpus Christi facts. They also feature special exhibits of art.

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Thank yelorose
Elverum, Norway
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Really nice made with different departments. Easy to find your way between the different exibits. You need to go several times

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Lots of the area history all well displayed. It was our second time to go and found that everything had been rotated with all new displays since we were there about 3 years ago. Clean and no one to bug you.

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