Corpus Christi Fun for Kids MLK Weekend Recap January 13-16, 2017

Thursday, January 12, 2017
This weekend is a long one for many of us and luckily there are quite a few things to. Remember, some of these activities may require registration. Always check with the organizations for the most updated information or if you have any questions. We appreciate the shares and likes. If we're missing something, let us know! Compiling this information takes work, please credit or link back to Corpus Christi Fun for Kids when sharing.

All Weekend

Aurora Arts Theatre presents The Marvelous Wonderettes at 7:30 pm (Sunday matinee at 2:30 pm) This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!
Cost: Tickets are $16. Buy online. Discounted tickets for children available at box office at 361-851-9700
Aurora Arts Theatre
5635 Everhart Rd.

Friday, January 13

Janet F. Harte Public Library After School WiiU at 4 to 5:30 pm
Join us for an after school game session with the WiiU.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Tippi Toes Corpus Christi CD Release Party from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Come party with us and listen to our new music, enjoy some snacks and pick up your copy of our new hip-hop CD On Top Of The World.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Tippi Toes Studio
5801 S. Staples.

Saturday, January 14

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Guided Nature Walks! from 9 to 10 am
Meet on the Learning Center porch. Please bring good walking shoes, plenty of water, and dress for the weather. This program is FREE of charge and open to individuals and families. 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. For more information contact 361-826-PLAY (7529)
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway

82nd Annual Nueces County Junior Livestock Show Parade at 10:30 am
The parade line-up begins at the corners of Matiana Ortiz Blvd. & Main Avenue and will proceed to the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds Baseball Stadium. at the Fairgrounds.
Cost: Free
Downtown Robstown

University of Texas Marine Science Institute Crusty Critter Program from 10 am to 12 pm
Join us for this education program to learn more about crusty critters. Crustaceans, such as blue crabs, hermit crabs, fiddler crabs and shrimps, are “crusty” because they wear their skeletons on the outside. We will learn about these important animals and discuss why they are so valuable to estuaries and humans alike. Participants of all ages will observe, interact and get hands on with these crusty critters to better understand their critical role in the estuaries.
Cost: Free. Please RSVP with Nicole Pringle to reserve your spot to reserve your spot at or 361-749-3153
Auditorium at The Marine Science Education Center
855 East Cotter Avenue
Port Aransas, Texas

Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 10 am to 2 pm
Free fun art time for families every Saturday! Families of all ages are welcome. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT, drop-in art activity, no registration. While supplies last.
Cost: Free
100 North Shoreline

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Family Fun Day: Space: 3, 2, 1. . . Blastoff from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
We're taking off into space for this Family Fun Day. Come to the museum and explore the universe with out-of-this world activities and crafts! Enjoy the Museum's science shows and create your own planet.
Cost: General Admission Adults: $9.00, Senior Citizens and Children (ages 3-12): $7.00, Children (ages 2 & under): Free, Military (w/ active I.D.): $4.50, FREE for members
1900 N Chaparral St.

Anita and W.T. Neyland Public Library J.R.R. Tolkien Birthday Movie Bash at 10 am and 1 pm
Celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's 125th birthday every weekend in January by watching your favorite Tolkien movie. You can bring your own snacks, drinks and cushions too. 10 a.m. The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies (144 min PG-13) and 1 p.m. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (178 min PG-13) Children under 13 must be accompanied by parent at all times.
Cost: Free
Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library
1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Michaels Stores Kids Club Snowman Canvas from 10 am to 12 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
Cost: $2 per project, supplies included.
4717 -E S Padre Island Dr.

Barnes and Noble How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets Storytime at 11 am
Perfect for every child who has ever loved or yearned for a pet, this uproarious new book delights readers of all ages as they peek into the mischievous world of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague's bestselling 'How Do Dinosaurs...' series. Join us for a fun-filled Storytime featuring How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

Art Museum of South Texas The Art in Science Super Saturday from 1 to 3 pm
SUPER SARTURDAY: S.T.E.A.M. - The Art in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Learn how art can connect the dots between science, technology, engineering and math in this year's Visionarios Youth Art Contest sponsored by Flint Hills Resources. With a variety of materials available, you’ll demonstrate, through your artwork, a scientific experiment, a math concept, an element of (cont’d.) technology or even a feat of engineering! You’ll be able to create up to two entries in one afternoon. AMST will provide the materials and help prepare your work for entry(ies) into the contest; you’ll just need to bring your creativity and imagination! All work created will be exhibited in the Museum from February 26th through April 9th. Participants will be honored and cash prizes will be awarded at the Family Day on February 26th. Two sets of materials maximum per child registered. Parents must sign student permission form. While any child K5-12 years of age can take part in the class, only students in grade 1 and up are eligible to participate in the contest. Special Cost: members $10/nonmembers $15 Programs for children ages K5-12 and payment two business days in advance are required. Contact the Education Department at 361.825.3504 or register and pay online at Location: AMST Creation Station. 1902 N Shoreline Blvd.
Nueces County Junior Livestock Show “Fun & Free Dog Show” at 1 pm
Cost: Free
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, Main Arena
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library 1-2-3 Grow With Me/A Family Place Library at 1 pm
Find out more information plus there will be crafts, face painting, and refreshments. Sign up for 5 session parent/child playgroups. First session Feburary 1st.Healthy outcome through H.O.P.E.S prevention and early support. "Little Star" Christina Sendejo Author Reading and book signing. Books for Sale $12, cash and credit cards accepted.
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.

Janet F. Harte Public Library Family Loom Knitting at 2 pm
Join us as we learn how to loom knit! Loom knit kits are available for check out. Bring your favorite yarn or use some of ours. Ages 8 and up.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Sunday, January 15

Gulf Coast Humane Society Education Class: Safety Around Animals! from 12 to 3 pm
Children will learn about the body language of different animals. They will be able to understand what an animal may be feeling depending on their visual markers and will be able to know how to adjust their actions accordingly. They will also learn how to approach, meet and handle animals properly to decrease the likelihood of an accidental bite or misinterpreted aggression. Classes are open to parents and children aged 7-10
Cost: Classes are free, but donations are appreciated! There are limited spots available in each class, so be sure to reserve your spot by emailing Stephanie at!
Gulf Coast Humane Society
3118 Cabaniss Rd.

Monday, January 16 

Padre Island National Seashore Free Entrance for Martin Luther King Jr. Day from 9 am to  5 pm
Cost: Free! The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Texas State Aquarium Dollar Day from 9 am to 5 pm
Dollar Day, presented by NavyArmy Community Credit Union! Bring your friends and family to the Aquarium for a fun day full of amazing animal and educational experiences.
Cost: $1 per person (includes parking). Children under two receive free admission.
2710 N Shoreline Blvd.

Padre Island National Seashore Sea Turtle Release at 11:30 am
Members of the public are invited to come watch the release of about 18 juvenile green sea turtles, at Padre Island National Seashore, located on North Padre Island. These turtles were found cold stunned last week and have undergone rehabilitation at the Texas State Aquarium. Employees from the Texas State Aquarium who have helped care for these turtles will participate in the release. Dr. Donna Shaver and several other volunteers and staff from Padre Island National Seashore will also be there to provide information and instructions about the release. Call our recorded Hatchling Hotline (361) 949-7163 for the latest information on the release.
Cost: Since January 16 is a fee free day in National Parks, no fees will be charged to enter the park and watch the release that day. Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore. Follow park road 22 out to Padre Island National Seashore. Drive approximately two miles past the entrance station to the Malaquite Visitor Center and park there. Walk through the Visitor Center complex to the boardwalk and proceed down to the beach, this is where the release will be conducted.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library A Day to Celebrate: Martin Luther King Jr. at 4:15 pm
Who was Martin Luther King Jr.? Stop in to learn about who he was and what he stood for, hear his iconic speech, craft together a Dove of Peace, and share what's your "Dream". (For ages 5+).
Cost: Free
4044 Greenwood Dr.
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