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Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

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Address: 1900 N. Chaparral Street, Corpus Christi, TX
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+1 361-826-4667
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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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Fun for family

Not as big as some of the bigger city museums, but it has been updated . Lots of interactive things for the kids to do. Plan to spend a few hours here.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Meredith M
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Peoria, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a terrific place. Meant to only spend a couple hours there but spent two days. Wonderful layout that gives you time and space to wander. The displays were not just item under glass but put into themes such as a village etc. very interactive for kids too.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent most of a day here really reading and learning about the area. The exhibit about Spanish explorers, their shipwrecks, and habitation of Texas was very well done. The mineral and sea shell displays are also great. The museum seems fairly new and in good condition. All the displays were handicap accessible. A day well spent.

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Kerrville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

... and gives a good summary of local history. There is an extensive play-and-learn area for kids. We were there on a pre-arranged visit with a group of 14. The guide they assigned us was phoning in his tour He was only reading the text posted at each display, and not very well at that. He thought "sounding" on a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as big as some of the bigger city museums, but it has been updated . Lots of interactive things for the kids to do. Plan to spend a few hours here.

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Thank Meredith M
Hinsdale, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those who like Science and History this place is great. There is so much to see and we really enjoyed the afternoon. Costs a few bucks to get in but totally worth it..If you have kids they have so much for them ! highly recommend ed !

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting for both adults and children. Everyone enjoys the displays and depending on your visit date, there are special shows often. Call and get info.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike many places I have been I did not have to search for parking or pay expensive fees to park (it was free). I am military and they offered a very steep discount to military card holders. The museum part covers Texas and Corpus Christi history from pre-colonization until present and was well done with many interactive opportunities. You can... More 

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Santa Fe, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for all ages, pretty good collection of varied displays and Ada ACCESSIBLE. Great overview for the area.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Very nice museum. It has improved tremendously over the last few years and now can provide a worthwhile experience for children of all ages.

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Texas,USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

This museum is about the right size for a local museum and has a good mix of science and history displays. I think one of the strong points the museum has is the exhibit on local native american culture and local history. The museum also has a children's section which is small but constantly improving.

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