Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks May 9-12, 2016

Sunday, May 8, 2016
There are always fun things to do on weekends but sometimes you want to do something with your kids during the week. I've picked out a few ideas of fun things to do and the best part is most of them are FREE!

I'm also in charge of adding events to the calendar on the Kids/Family section on What's Up Corpus Christi so make sure to check there too!

Monday, May 9

Corpus Christi Hooks One-Dollar Hot Dogs and Soda at 7:05 pm (gates open 6:05)
One-Dollar Hot Dogs and Soda, sponsored by Mrs Baird's.
Cost: Tickets start at $12.  Buy tickets online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Tuesday, May 10

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Guided Nature Walk from 8 to 9 am
Get in touch with nature while the weather is still nice.  Please bring good walking shoes, plenty of water, and dress for the weather.  Binoculars and field guides will be loaned on a first come first served basis. All children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult.  Meet at the front porch of the Learning Center. For more information contact Manuel Cantu at 361-826-3947 or
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Superhero Game Day at 4 pm
Board games, puzzles and X-Box Kinect! (ages 3+)
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Janet F. Harte Public Library Kids' After-school Movie at 4:15 pm 
Join us as we enjoy a family favorite. We provide a snack and drink, but you are welcome to bring your own munchies, a blanket, and pillow! All ages.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.
Robert Wollman Planetarium at King High School at 5:30 pm and 7 pm
Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each show time. There is no late seating. Reservations are not required for the Tuesday evening shows. Tips: The planetarium does get cold at times. For evening shows, it might be a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater.
Cost: Admission (cash or check) Adults $4 Seniors (age 55+): $3, Children (age 4-15) $3, Children under 4 free
Richard King High School
5225 Gollihar Rd.

Corpus Christi Hooks Mike Shaw Automotive Family Night at 7:05 pm (gates open 6:05)
4 reserved-seat tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas and parking - a $78 value for $30 - with coupon from previous Sunday or Monday edition of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Look for the Mike Shaw Automotive wrap or insert. National Anthem by Beeville's Moreno Junior High School Band.
Cost: Tickets start at $12. Buy tickets online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Tails for Tales from 6 to 7 pm 
For kids 0-17 yrs old, stop by and R.E.A.D to one of our pawsome four legged canines brought to you by Paws Up. Limited space. Sign up the day before or day of event. Parent or guardian must be present.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Mad About Science at 7 pm
Hands-on activities that demonstrate science, technology, engineering and math.
Cost: Free 3202 McKinzie Rd. 361-826-2350

Wednesday, May 11

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library Science Lab at 4:30 pm
Learn about science, technology, engineering, art, and math through science experiments. For ages 5 - 12.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 5 to 9 pm
A kids art project every Wednesday.  FREE for the whole family to enjoy. All ages are welcome (children accompanied by parent/guardian), drop-in art activity, no registration, wear your painting garb!
Cost: Free
100 N Shoreline Blvd.

Thursday, May 12

La Retama Central Library S.T.R.E.A.M. Team - Terrific Thursdays at 4 pm
Join us for Mine Craft Edu fun. Space is limited. For ages 5-12. A meal, courtesy of the Food Bank of Corpus Christi, will be served to children who participate in the program.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Padre Island Farmer's Market from 4 to 8 pm
Local produce and products, art, food trucks, educational animals and fun for the kids.  Lots to do!
Cost: Free
14030 Fortuna Bay Drive

Corpus Christi Hooks Mike Shaw Automotive Thirsty Thursday at 7:05 pm (gates open 6:05)
Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes. After 8:30 am on the 12th, go to the Stripes Facebook Page to learn the Stripes Thirsty Thursday Word of the Day. Later that day or night, repeat the word at the Whataburger Field box office and receive a free Hooks Thirsty Thursday reserved-seat or general admission ticket for each Thirsty Thursday ticket purchased. Veterans can participate in Texas Lottery's Vets Rock promotion, upgrading to rocking chairs in the Goodwill Zone for FREE (based on availability). See the display at Section 119. Rich O'Toole performs during the seventh-inning stretch.
Cost: Tickets start at $12. Buy tickets online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

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