Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Recap January 27-29, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Last weekend in January already?! Time flies when you're having fun and keeping busy! We have another fun filled weekend once again. 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.

Friday, January 27

A La Mano! (Food Truck Friday) from 11 am - 2 pm
Live music, lawn games and of course food trucks.
Cost: Free
Corpus Christi Visitor Information Center
1590 N Shoreline

Moana Sing Along at 1:50 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $4.19
AMC Starplex Corpus Christi 16
5218 Silverberry

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. (For pre-teens and teens)
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Saturday, January 28

Lake Corpus Christi State Park 25th Annual Kid Fish from 9 am to 2 pm
So many of you were excited about this last month! Bring your kids age 5-12 out to the park and fish FREE for Rainbow Trout! A small section of the lake will be stocked with trout and the first 500 kids get a free fishing pole to take home with them sponsored by the Ed Rachal Foundation! There will also be many other activities throughout the day! Hourly sessions will start at 9:00 AM. Kids must be present to register. Cost: Free
23194 Park Road 25
Mathis, Texas

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

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

Creature Tales at the Texas State Aquarium at 10 am
Slowly, Slowly, Slowly,” Said the Sloth by Eric Carle comes to life for you and your young learner. These 30 minute, monthly programs combine reading and wildlife as a way to build early language skills, peak curiosity for nature and support ‘family learning time’ in a safe and exciting environment. After listening and participating along with the storyteller, parents and children will meet an animal from the story and receive a copy of the storybook to take home. This program takes place in the Learning Center on the 2nd floor of the Texas State Aquarium.
Cost: Member Price: $15 for each child/adult pair. One additional child per adult $5. Non-Member Price: $15 for each child/pair plus Aquarium admission. One additional child per adult $5, plus admission. Current admission prices Adult (13 & Up) $24.95, Senior (65 & Up) Military or Student $21.95, Child (3-12) $17.95, 2 and Under Free Call 361-881-1204 for advanced reservations, or pay day of program at ticket gate.
2710 N Shoreline Blvd.

Anita and W.T. Neyland Public Library J.R.R. Tolkien Birthday Movie Bash at 10 am
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 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Towers (PG-13). Children under 13 must be accompanied by parent at all times.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.

Michaels Stores Kids Club Valentine Games 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 I'll Never Let You Go Storytime at 11 am
When you love someone, you stand by them no matter what happens. In the story I'll Never Let You Go, we celebrate the beauty of unconditional love. Join us for Storytime and activities.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islander Cheer 9th Annual Youth Clinic from 1 to 4:30 pm
Participants will learn from Islanders cheer and dance team members and perform a routine during the Islanders Women's Basketball game after the clinic. During the game, clinic participants will sit behind the cheerleaders and dancers on the court.
Cost: Registration is $40.00 and covers the child's ticket to the following game. Parents of participants can purchase an $8 reserved ticket or a $4 general admission ticket by calling 361-825-BALL (2255) prior to Jan. 27. For more information or questions, contact coach Melanie Lowry at for more information. You can register ahead of time or the day of! Registration packet available online.
American Bank Center
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.

Janet F. Harte Public Library Eye Just Can't Believe It: Optical Illusions at 2 pm
Come have fun and learn (at the same time) while exploring several optical illusions! Also make a cool craft! Families are welcome.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Owen R. Hopkins Library Chinese New Year Celebration from 3 to 4:30 pm
Come learn about China's New Years, with origami and other fun activities.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Barnes & Noble LEGO Batman Movie Build Event from 4 to 5 pm
Kids will be called to put their detective skills to the test with themed building with LEGO bricks/blocks. At each event, kids can collect two limited-edition trading cards (while supplies last) featuring characters from the movie.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

Sunday, January 29

Gulf Coast Humane Society Education Class: Wild and Domestic Superpowers from 12 to 3 pm
Children will learn what pets need in order maintain healthy happy lives. They will be able to identify the different responsibilities of having a pet and will be able to identify situations where a pet would benefit a family and situations where they would not. They will use compassion and empathy to relate their wants and need to those of a pet and family. Classes are open to parents and children aged 7-10. Classes are free, but donations are appreciated!
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.
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