Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks October 24-27, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016
There's always something to do during the week with your kiddos. Make sure to follow the Facebook page because we are always posting events as they come up! Our libraries keep us busy so make sure to check their schedules for full activity lists. Compiling information is hard work, please link back to this site if using this information on your events calendar.  If you want to add your event to this list or work with Corpus Christi Fun for Kids to be a featured event, let us know.  Weekly activities with toddlers and pre-schoolers can be found here.

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Monday, October 24

City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department Annual Fall-O-Ween Haunted Hayride at 6:15, 6:45, 8 and 8:45 pm
Join us for a guided audio tour of Port Aransas Haunts and Beyond. Climb aboard a hay wagon to visit places in town while hearing tales of people, places and things spooky three nights this year. Four trips are available a night, earlier tours recommended for families with young children and the later trips tours recommended for those that like a "little" more scare.
Cost: Free
Reservations are REQUIRED and may be made at 361-749-4158 or by email.
Leaving from the Port Aransas Community Theatre
2327 Hwy 361
Port Aransas, TX

Tuesday, October 25


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 361-826-3947 or LaurenP@cctexas.com.
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Pkwy.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library Asteroid Belt Game Day at 4 pm
Board games, puzzles, giant LEGOS, and more!
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.


La Retama Central Library Family Loom Knitting and Craft at 4 pm
Join us for some basic loom knitting for ages 8 and up. Learn to make a hat, pom pom, or flower. Don't want to knit? Work on a fun craft.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library October Fest at 4:30 pm
A fun-filled spooktacular afternoon with family favorites such as a haunted house, games and treats for the children. For all ages.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.
Storytime with Mr. Kippy at Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library from 5:30 to 6 pm 
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX
Chick-fil-A Staples & McArdle Chick or Treat Fall Festival at 6 pm
Games, treats, a moon bounce, face painting and more. CCISD Police will teach kids about Halloween safety. Costume contest starts at 6 pm. Cow looks forward to seeing all of the creative costumes!
Cost: Free
4946 S. Staples St.

Robert Wollman Planetarium at King High School at 6 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.
361-994-6917

City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department Annual Fall-O-Ween Haunted Hayride at 6:15, 6:45, 8 and 8:45 pm
Join us for a guided audio tour of Port Aransas Haunts and Beyond. Climb aboard a hay wagon to visit places in town while hearing tales of people, places and things spooky three nights this year. Four trips are available a night, earlier tours recommended for families with young children and the later trips tours recommended for those that like a "little" more scare.
Cost: Free. Reservations are REQUIRED and may be made at 361-749-4158 or by email.
Leaving from the Port Aransas Community Theatre
2327 Hwy 361
Port Aransas, TX

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Mad About Science at 7 pm
Hand on experiments and demonstrations.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Wednesday, October 26

La Retama Central Library Ex-stream Fun at 4 pm
This weeks activity features a roaring lion. For ages 5-12.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library Gulf Coast Humane Society Roll Over and Read Program at 4:30 pm 
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers' Market Second Annual Harvest Party from 5 to 8 pm
Join us for our second annual Harvest Party: No Tricks, All Treats! Come decked out in your Halloween duds and enjoy a night of celebrating our plentiful harvests and trick or treating at our vendor booths! Every costume will be entered for a chance to win a door prize. Vendors will be competing for YOUR VOTES for Best Costume, Best Booth, and Best Theme. We will have more games, more vendors and more fun! This is a once a year event that you won't want to miss!
Cost: Free
Art Center of Corpus Christi
100 N Shoreline Blvd.

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.

Janet Harte Public Library The Science of Pumpkins at 4:30 pm
Join us as Miss Jean teaches children about "Pumpkin Science!" We will examine pumpkins, seeds and all - educational and fun!
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

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

City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department Annual Fall-O-Ween Haunted Hayride at 6:15, 6:45, 8 and 8:45 pm
Join us for a guided audio tour of Port Aransas Haunts and Beyond. Climb aboard a hay wagon to visit places in town while hearing tales of people, places and things spooky three nights this year. Four trips are available a night, earlier tours recommended for families with young children and the later trips tours recommended for those that like a "little" more scare.
Cost: Free
Reservations are REQUIRED and may be made at 361-749-4158 or by email.
Leaving from the Port Aransas Community Theatre
2327 Hwy 361
Port Aransas, TX

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Family Music and Motion at 7 pm
Join us for some fun with rhythm instruments, songs, and a story! (ages 3-6)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Thursday, October 27


Photo from Art Museum of STX website
Art Museum of South Texas Moms and Tots Happy Halloween Party from 10 to 11:30 am
Come dressed in costume and help us celebrate all the fun that Halloween brings! We’ll read some of our favorite Halloween stories such as Room on the Broom and play some fun Halloween games, too. Then we’ll use stamps and paint to create a fun canvas candy bag for all your trick-o-treating needs.
Cost: $5-members/$10-nonmembers, Register online or call 361-825-3504
1902 N Shoreline Blvd.
361-825-3500

La Retama Central Library Slam Dunk Fun at 4 pm
Classic board games, WII play, MineCraft, and more. Fun for the whole family.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Montclair Elementary School Fall Festival from 5 to 8:30 pm
Pony rides, petting zoo, silent auction, obstacle course moon jumps, art painting booth, Food truck, Kona Ice truck, haunted house, hay ride, cake walk, Fire truck, Bomb truck, SWAT truck, Texas Park and Wildlife, Free Dental goodies, games, food and fun!
Cost: Free admission, $10 unlimited moon jump bracelet
5241 Kentner

Trick or Treat at the Keach Family Library from 5 to 7 pm
Come in your costumes and bring your trick or treat bucket or bag and receive some candy and play games!
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX
361-387-3431


Corpus Christi Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Annual Fall Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Games, food, vendors, and fun. Costumes are welcome.
Cost: Free admission
2735 Airline Rd.

Third Annual Halloween with the Corpus Christi Hooks from 6 to 9 pm
Among the various activities on Stripes Diamond and in the Driscoll Health Plan Kids Zone: Bounce House, Corn Hole, Playground, Obstacle Course Rockwall, Trampoline. Kieschnick’s Korner will be the site of additional kid-centered games and contests. Back by popular demand are a costume contest and Halloween-themed video. This year’s selection is from the Scooby Doo archives.
Cost: Free. Guests are encouraged to donate a canned food item for the Food Bank of Corpus Christi.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.
Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library Lego Family Night from 6 to 7 pm
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Department of Music's Opera Workshop Dia de Los Mozart at 6:30 pm
The event honors both the musical works of Mozart, while celebrating the Latin holiday Dia de Los Muertos, in a night full of performances of opera scenes from Don Giovanni, Cosi fan tutti, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), and Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction of the Seraglio). Makeup and costume contest for kids and adults.
Cost: Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/children. There are no pre-sale tickets. Tickets are available one hour before show time at the PAC box office.
Performing Arts Center
6300 Ocean Drive
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