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Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

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Address: 1900 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-1114
Phone Number: 361-826-4667
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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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Good history from Columbus on

The museum has free parking in front of it and a lot a little before it. It is free. Unfortunately, we weren't sure of this and got there just a little before it opened and two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My children love visiting the museum. They have gone through some recent renovations in the children's area. It's a small museum but lots to see. This museum gets an A+!

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NC
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good museum in a location that is wonderful. Right near harbor bridge and other facilities. New discover center kids area very interactive and engaging. Some updates taking place with more needed but a great place to tell natural and cultural history of area. Friendly staff well worth the visit for couple,of hours

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Hartford City, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got some discount tickets so we decided to bring the kids here. Overall, this isn't a bad museum, however it could have been so much more. There were some areas where there was nothing. There was an outside area that was completely bare. The kids had fun climbing around and playing in the ship and there were a few... More 

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has free parking in front of it and a lot a little before it. It is free. Unfortunately, we weren't sure of this and got there just a little before it opened and two people (likely brother and sister) wearing orange shirts were there charging $5 to get it. I later mentioned it to the staff about parking,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Bangkok, Thailand
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 July 18, 2016

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 July 14, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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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Thank FrexicanJoseph
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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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