Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks November 1-3, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 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.

Tuesday, November 1

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.

La Palmera Tide Turners Kids Club from 10 to 12 pm
Designated for kids ages 5 and under, Tide Turners events held the first Tuesday of every month at the Undersea Children's Play Area located on the upper level. This month we’ll be "celebrating Friendsgiving" with story time, coloring, arts & crafts, and more. Click the link to register your child with Tide Turners for FREE http://www.lapalmera.com/tide-turners/ and we will see you soon!
Cost: Free
5488 S Padre Island Dr.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Little Learners Hour Space from 10 to 11 am
Explore the great big universe outside our atmosphere! The last great frontier awaits you and your little one at the museum with great interactive play and a telescope craft. Open to ages 0-5.
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members
1900 N Chaparral St.

Aquarium at Rockport Harbor‎ Texas Floating Classroom at 11 am
Learn about local marine life on a floating classroom housed on the Archimedes.
Cost: $25 per person. Each trip requires a minimum of 15 persons and is limited to 25. Pre-registration and payment required. Cash or check accepted. Email, call 361-727-0016, or visit the Education Center to reserve your space.
706 Navigation Circle
Rockport Texas

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 X-STREAM Fun at 4:30 pm
Fairytale hand puppet craft. Create a fun, handcrafted puppet to spark your child's imagination. X-S.T.R.E.A.M. is an educational and fun library time for kids. A variety of alternating activities include science, technology, reading, engineering, art, math and mini movie marathons. Ages 3-12.
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

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

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

Wednesday, November 2

Aquarium at Rockport Harbor‎ Texas Floating Classroom at 11 am
Learn about local marine life on a floating classroom housed on the Archimedes.
Cost: $25 per person. Each trip requires a minimum of 15 persons and is limited to 25. Pre-registration and payment required. Cash or check accepted. Email, call 361-727-0016, or visit the Education Center to reserve your space.
706 Navigation Circle

Rockport Texas

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Teens/Tweens Loom Knitting at 4 pm
Join us for loom knitting. Materials are available, but limited. All levels welcome. (Ages 10-17)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

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

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.
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.

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, November 3

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

Nueces County Library System Keach Family Craft from 6 to 7 pm
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

La Palmera Santa's Arrival Event from 5:30-8 pm
Join La Palmera to welcome Santa and kick off the holiday season with Santa’s Winter Wonderland, presented by Apollo Towing! The evening will begin with a parade at 5:30 pm outside the mall (from the west side of Dillard’s to the east side of JCPenney) featuring Santa and his reindeer along with a variety of groups from the Corpus Christi community. Once the parade has ended, head inside for an evening full of fun and entertainment until 8 p.m., including appearances and story time with the ice princesses, as well as visits with other lovable characters and local mascots, arts and crafts, balloon animals, face painting, holiday entertainment and performances. Plus, you’ll be able to see Santa’s real live reindeer on the lawn near the food court entrance after the parade.
Cost: Free
5488 S Padre Island Dr.
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