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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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12:00 pm - 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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Fascinating Exhibits & Great for Children

The mixture of science and history is well balanced. They have fascinating permanent exhibits and the educational programs fascinated us and our daughter. There are exhibits on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a great regional museum. You can walk on a full-size replica of one of Columbus's boats. It also has artifacts from La Salle's settlement that you will not find in more prominent museums. If you like history, GO HERE!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Some of the interactive exhibits were not working when we visited. Honestly, this had to be one of least interesting science museums we have visited. For the price I wouldn't recommend visiting if you are from out of town. However, I could see it MAYBE being worth getting a membership if you live nearby and had children.

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Fabens, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Been to the Corpus Area, many many times. Kiddo and I decided, lets go somewhere different. So we set our sites on the CC Museum of Science and History. It was by far the best 4 hours spent there in many times in Corpus C!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I took my 7 & 9 yo daughters here during a recent visit to CC. They really enjoyed the interactive parts & the playground. The museum covered a lot of different things from the weather to seashells to the conquistadors. We spent at least 2.5 hrs here. Had we found the playground earlier in our visit, we would have stayed... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The mixture of science and history is well balanced. They have fascinating permanent exhibits and the educational programs fascinated us and our daughter. There are exhibits on Corpus Christi history, paleontology and coastal ecology. There are indoor and outdoor children's play areas. The summer science camp for kids is fantastic.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My visitor guests really enjoyed the museum. It does not take a long time to go through and is very informative. It has great exhibitions that I enjoy attending.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great museum to visit while visiting Corpus Christi! The price is reasonable and there are plenty of topics to keep the entire family interested. Our only problem was parking. There are only a small number of parking spots in front of the museum - the overflow parking is in a small lot across the street. There are... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was the first stop on our vacation & I'm glad it was because we learned so much about the local history of corpus. We arrived as soon as it opened on Tuesday so it was not crowded and we were able to see and enjoy the exhibits. We used a groupon coupon so our ticket prices were good. Learn... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went on a Friday afternoon. It was not very busy. The exhibits are nicely done. It was less "hands-on" activities for kids than other museums I've visited and the kids area wasn't as good as others in my opinion. There was a groupon discount but I didn't print it in time to use.

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Lubbock, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I came months after the Colombus ships were removed. However, I really didn't need than in order to have a good time. The $9 admission fee is fair. I did notice that museum had gone years without being updated, as have many others in the world. It was more noticeable in the science wing than in history's. Science- It was... More 

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