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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 2014
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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Austin, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We went here to see the replica Columbus ships. Had even read an ad that morning talking about them. We paid and went through the entire museum when we asked at the end where the ships were they told us they were destroyed because they were rotting. I think since that's your biggest selling point you should let people know... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Went with our grandaughter and found that not only did she enjoy it but we did too. It was very informative and my wife and one plan to go back again on our own,

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I took out 11 month old daughter on July 19th. We thoroughly enjoy all sorts of museums and every time we travel we like to go to as many as we can. So when he suggested this one I was excited... However I would soon be slightly disappointed. The guy at the counter was extremely nice and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I loved what we saw in this humble little museum. There was quite a lot to see! If you have never been, it is worth the trip! Very affordable ticket prices and close free parking available. The ships aren't going to be there much longer, so if you want to see scale replicas of the Piñta and Santa Maria, you... More

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Fort Worth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This museum has a great and varied collection. The children's area is highlighted by little buildings to climb in. The day we went had activities for kids ages 5 and up. Saturdays and Sundays means actors in the interactive displays offering fun and insightful commentary. Visiting the ships was interesting but disappointing to see the extensive damage from a barge.

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5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is a great place for the whole family. From the interactive children's area to learning about reptiles, local history and industry. It provides much to see, hear and touch. A relaxing tourist attraction!

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I grew up in Corpus, and visited the Museum often...always an exciting adventure! I was pleased to take my grandchildren there about a year ago. They had as much fun as I remember having! Many hands on activities! Recommend it highly for families.

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Greenville, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were needing to do something during the heat of the day so the kids would stay cool and decided to give this place a try. It was a nice museum and the kids, age 6 and 9, enjoyed looking at the exhibits. It was just long enough to hold their attention the entire time.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

OK, so we took our 20+ yr old kids, but there does appear to be a great spot for kids as well. We understand the replica Pinta and Santa Maria ships are being removed in July, but it was well worth the admission price. Not only did we learn history, but we learned some of the science behind the history,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It has been years since we visited this museum. Most of the exhibits focus on the impacts of Columbus' discovery of America, including replicas of the ships, the impacts of corn, potatoes, sugar (slavery), disease and horses. There is also a kids area, and exhibits on a shipwreck, local history, and minerals/petroleum. The reptile exhibit is under development. The front... More

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