Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks July 18-21, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Here are this week's picks of things to do! If you're looking for Pokemon GO fun, check out our post here.  You can also find some FREE ideas at to keep your kids busy this Summer here. Make sure to follow the Facebook page because we are always posting events as they come up.

Monday, July 18

Michaels Stores Camp Creativity: Woodland Forest from 10 am to 12 pm
Kids 3 and up can participate a Summer crafting journey in fun crafty activities like face painting and theme crafting like Princess's and castles, Land of the dinosaurs and so much more! Parent or guardian must remain on premises.
Cost: $5 a session or $12 for 3 sessions (Register online or in store)
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Bell Whittington Public Library (Portland) Field Day at 10 am
Geared for kids in 6th grade and younger.
Cost: Free
2400 Memorial Pkwy
Portland, TX
361-777-0921

Aransas Pass Aquatic Center Dive In Movie - The Little Rascals Save the Day at 7 pm
Come out and enjoy an evening of swimming and a movie. We will be showing the Little Rascals save the Day.
Cost: Admission is $5.00 a person or if you donate a canned food item we will give you a $2.00 discount. All food donations will go to local food banks in the areas.
Aransas Pass Aquatic Center
400 E Johnson Ave.
Aransas Pass, Texas

Tuesday, July 12


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 manuelc2@cctexas.com.
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway

Peter Piper Pizza Summer Kids Days: Neighborhood Friends from 11 am to 1 pm 
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, a prize and a fun activity for each day. Don’t miss out on a “slice” of fun this summer!
Cost: $3.69 per child plus tax (drink sold separately)

Saratoga location
6193 Saratoga Blvd.
361-993-9336

Crosstown location
4121 South Port Ave.
361-853-5353

Hurricane Alley Waterpark's Tuesday Night Dive-In Movies: The Hunger Games: Inside Out
The park is fully operational for the entire night with an enormous big screen set up high above on the Storm Surge stage.
Cost: $10 twilight pricing begins at 3 pm
702 E Port Ave
361-883-9283

Photo from Janet Harte Library Facebook
Janet F. Harte Public Library Native American Drum Circle at 6 pm
Take part at Harte Library every Tuesday for our Native American Drum Circle. Learn about the local Native American culture as Mr. Running Turtle leads you through a traditional drum circle.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Early Scholars Academy Family Summer Camp: Gravity Games from 6:00-7:30 pm
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities abound: what goes up, must come down! Roller coasters, parachute play, math games and building. An evening of predicting and experimenting.
Cost: $10 per person per one-day camp. Register ahead of time.
1356 FM 43 (adjacent to the London ISD school complex)
Corpus Christi, TX
361-452-460

Wednesday, July 19

Michaels Stores Camp Creativity: Woodland Forest from 10 am to 12 pm
Kids 3 and up can participate a Summer crafting journey in fun crafty activities like face painting and theme crafting like Princess's and castles, Land of the dinosaurs and so much more! Parent or guardian must remain on premises.
Cost: $5 a session or $12 for 3 sessions (Register online or in store)
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.

Camp Hurricane Alley from 11 am to 8 pm
Start your day at Camp HA, brought to you by Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History!
 Cost: $10 admission during our operating hours from 11am-8pm.
702 E Port Ave
361-883-9283

La Retama Central Library Science Blitz at 4 pm
Join us some fun and exciting science activities including homemade ice cream, polymer bouncing balls, and a film canister rocket ( a different activity each week) for ages 5-12.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 5 to 7 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.

Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers' Market from 5 to 8 pm
Shop, visit and enjoy shaded seating while you listen to live music and enjoy dinner right on our beautiful bayfront.
Cost: Free
100 N Shoreline Blvd.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Music and Motion at 7 pm
Join us for some pajama fun, including music, dancing, and a story.
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Thursday, July 21

Nueces Delta Preserve Summer Preschool Story Time from 9:00 to 10:30 am
Each story time session will focus on a theme and will allow children, with parent or caregiver, to enjoy days at the Delta with nature-themed stories and other activities including nature walks, crafts, and/or live animals. Dress for outdoor activity. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. Please bring your own snacks and bottled water. See flyer below for planned story-time themes. For more information and to RSVP, please email education@cbbep.org.
Cost: Free Nueces Delta Preserve
3410 HWY 77
Odem, TX

La Retama Central Library Slam Dunk Fun at 4 pm
Join us for an afternoon of fun for the family including board games, Wii play, MineCraft and more.
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 Dr.

Rough Riders @ 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 a.m. 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).
Cost: Tickets start at $12. Buy tickets online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Bay Jammin Concert Series at 8 pm 
The stage is set under the stars against our beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy this wonderful entertainment. Come join us all summer long!
Cost: Free
Cole Park
1526 Ocean Dr.
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