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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: +1 361-826-4667
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Enjoyable for all ages

I took my son for an afternoon at the museum. He thoroughly enjoyed the hands on experience in the kids area. We will definitely go back and visit again.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Corpus Christi, TX
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El Paso, Texas
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Make sure to have good walking shoes, the museum is vast and has many things to see, even though it doesn't look very big from the outside. The museum covers may subjects and eras, including many artifacts and interesting objects from many regions of the world and Texas. My personal favorite part of the museum was the gem and rock... More 

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Double Oak, TX
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They just re-did the exhibit space at this museum, and it is a wonderful place to visit. I especially like that the focus is on the Gulf of Mexico (which is just across the street) and the surrounding area.

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Thank Diane W
Miami Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Unwelcome registration agent at the entrance-tickets office. Spider webs on objects and dirty activities rooms. Visitor center booth offers a bitter woman agent with a horrible attitude.

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Corpus Christi, TX
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48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I took my son for an afternoon at the museum. He thoroughly enjoyed the hands on experience in the kids area. We will definitely go back and visit again.

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Thank McStew
Houston, Texas
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This had a lot of different things, including relics from the sea, Historical treasures and wildlife from the area.

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Museum was good but had more History exhibits rather than Science ones. Found it a bit haphazard to my liking, could have had a better flow to it.

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Thank Parul211
Corpus Christi, Texas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

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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Thank chlorow7
NC
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150 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 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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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

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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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

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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