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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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Hours:
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed the historical information, displays and the many different themes each room had, from Dinosaurs to Gems, Columbus's voyage to Native American history. The outdoor playground was fun for the kids and the indoor activity area for the kids was also fun. There was so much to look at, we ran out of time since we were on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Museum has lots of Texas history. For those that like science this is a great place to visit they have lots of minerals. The staff is always willing to help

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Palacios, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went with my husband, my 11 year old son, and my (almost) 6 month old son. My oldest loves museums and wanted to come here. This museum was, by far, his favorite thing about our vacation. We parked across the street from the museum. There were plenty of parking spaces when we got there which was around 11am on... More 

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Gillette, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Excellent staff. Very nice museum for this area. Has something to interest all ages and varied interests.

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Additional Information about Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Address: 1900 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, TX
Phone Number: 361-826-4667
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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