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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
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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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Petting Jellyfish

My six year old daughter's favorite thing about the aquarium was to pet the jellyfish. Had to tear her away after 15 minutes. Lots of interesting exhibits, more than enough for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BrianUSN
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will need to have a few hours free to see all the great stuff they have on display. The range of things is very wide so there is something there to please most anyone. Military and family get in free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an unhurried museum where you can relax and enjoy all that is presented. The exhibits are very well done and present a lot of visual information. I would like to see a little more science, and in fact the museum has just added a planetarium experience, though it is pretty meager. There used to be an outdoor exhibit... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My six year old daughter's favorite thing about the aquarium was to pet the jellyfish. Had to tear her away after 15 minutes. Lots of interesting exhibits, more than enough for one day. Will need a whole day once the new wing is added. Splashpad was excellent after a long day. Only thing I didn't like was the inevitable gift... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much to do, see and learn, especially for the price!! We plan to visit again on our next Texas trip. 😊

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Thank SK4A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Young to old - everyone will find something to enjoy here! Lots of hands on discovery. The exhibits capture your attention. We spent almost two hours here and could have actually stayed much longer! History, nature, science, and fun! This is one stop that would be a "must do" on any day!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went during Father's Day weekend and it was not crowded at all. My kids enjoyed it, especially the piano stairs & play area. It's very clean and lots to see!! Have your cameras ready for tons of pictures to take!!

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Seward, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to seeing the recreations of Columbus' ships and was very disappointed to learn they had been removed 2 years ago due to degradation. They do have a partial model of a local wreck from a few years later on display inside the museum. We managed to go there on a $1 admission day and the place... More 

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Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had a good section on the Civil War in Corpus Christi and maritime history.Used to have the Flagships of Christopher Columbus on the site?

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Kyle, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum recently updated their hands on children section and they did a great job. Periodic elements, the human cell with parts, DNA, physics and newton's law, etc. All sections have hands on/interactive exhibits. The stairs double as a piano. They added a planetarium showing a video on the dome and a gravity section with a small rock wall. Coming... More 

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Longview, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We went through twice and we're only there 2 hours. There was construction going on I didn't know before we went. But cool little rockwall & we loved the seashells and animal information. The last half was don't touch!

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