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Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

1900 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, TX
361-826-4667
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Science Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Popular with families, the museum focuses on the history and culture of South Texas with something for everyone, including relics from a 1554... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great place to learn about the history of this region. Natural history exhibits are well-done. The play area for small kids is wonderful.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

There are exhibits of minerals & gems, seashells, area history, marine & shipwreck items and an informative video of Corpus history. Replicas of Columbus' ships, Pinta & Santa Maria are undergoing restoration, but you can board the Pinta.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This museum is not so huge that it takes forever to go through. It was a great museum to take children to also. I saw a couple that took all 3 of their children (obviously home schooled) and the dad had no problem keeping their attention as he explained things to them.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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175 reviews 175 reviews
55 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Whether you are a local or just visiting the Corpus Christi area, I absolutely recommend a trip to the museum. One of the first exhibits you encounter is the 1967 salvage from the Spanish ships San Esteban and Espíritu Santo that wrecked off Padre Island in 1554. There is a short film that portrays an account of one of the... More

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Sacramento, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1,121 helpful votes 1,121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

If you enjoy museums, you will be amazed at the breath and variety of exhibits at the Corpus Christi Museum. The nine in depth exhibits and something for everyone's interests. Expect to spend a minimum of a half day here. To get the complete experience, it is really a whole day trip or more. In the "Shipwrecks" exhibit feautred is... More

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La Porte, IN
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This is the second time I have visited the CC Museum of Science and History while visiting my daughter. The first time we started on the science side and spent more time there. This time we started on the History side. I enjoyed both visits greatly! The history and hurricane exhibits of Corpus Christi were very interesting. I also enjoyed... More

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freeport, tx
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Visited on Black Friday, and there was hardly anyone there. I love history, so I liked this attraction. My teenager said "do we have to come here " before we went in. However ten minutes in to it she was eating her words. There was something for everyone.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There is something for everyone at this museum. Be prepared to spend several hours; there is much to see and you don't want to miss any of it.

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

It was pretty nice. Very educational and sometimes they have a guide there for a group of school kids that you can follow and they'll tell you things the displays won't

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Texas City, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Our family loves this Muesum. They are always changing it around with new exhibits. It is going under a makeover inside and out. The new colors outside are so bright and cheerful. Just what it needed! In the middle if the Muesum it has a children's area. It's a very good size, and has large standing dinosaur puzzles, a large... More

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