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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Recently took our two grandsons to the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History for something to do during the cold spell in late February. I wasn't sure how they would like it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee
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San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

the children's play area fascinated my 3 year old great granddaughter. when we tried to show her some of the other exhibits she kept coming back to the play area. there are a lot of things there to do and she did them all, including the outside play area

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Dumas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I LOVE this museum. I have been going ever since my kids were little...nearly 30 yrs. It is always different yet the same. I really enjoy walking around ON the replicas of Columbus' ships. If you have little kids, check the website for their activity schedule. My kids loved the place and my grandkids are now loving the place.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Honestly, I was a bit bored. This museum is like the little sister to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and a step child to the Houston Science Museum. The. Natural History Museum in New York just vastly surpasses this one. I am a bit picky on these types of places and went to them often when my... More 

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Aransas Pass, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We visited this museum on a Sunday afternoon. Even though my husband agreed to go, I could tell his heart wasn't in it--but that didn't last long. Every display was quite interesting--and there were so many different topics. We really enjoyed everything and I can see that this would be a great place to bring children of all ages. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This Museum is arranged in an interesting and informative manner. There is something of interest for everyone and the history sections are particularly well done

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Vonore, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Recently took our two grandsons to the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History for something to do during the cold spell in late February. I wasn't sure how they would like it since the are active little boys, ages 2 and 5. They absolutely loved it! They have several exhibits aimed at kids and an awesome play area that... More 

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Anoka, Minnesota
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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A fun part of the visit was seeing the gift shop. There were so many amazing cheap children's toys that were educational. They had little spinning tops, little gardens to grow, glowing play dough, interactive toys it was amazing at the gift shop

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Recent updates at the museum have really livened this place up! Love the changes and special events!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We visited Thanksgiving Week and it was a great day trip! They had the history come alive with the staff acting as the past and it was so fun to experience! I loved all the displays!! Very nice staff too!!

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Tx
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Lots of variety here, so something for every family member. Not very expensive, either, and art museum is next door.

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