Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Spring Break Weekend Recap March 10-12, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Kick off Spring Break with one or more of the many fun activities going on this weekend. 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.

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Friday, March 10 

St Pat's Day Green Pancake Dinner from 7 to 9 pm
Join The Corpus Christi Irish Session and the Gildea School of Irish Dance a Green Pancake Dinner. The CC Irish Sessions will lead the tunes and the Gildea Dancers will step, and tap in St Patrick's day. Cost: Tickets at the door $6
South Shore Christian Church
4710 S. Alameda St.

Harbor Playhouse Presents Madagascar - A Musical Adventure at 7:30 pm Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Cost:Tickets Prices Adult $18 Students, Seniors, and Military with valid ID $15 Kids (13 and Under) $10 Buy online or call  361-888-SHOW. Harbor Playhouse 1802 North Chaparral

Saturday, March 11

Healthy South Texas Nueces County Walk Across Texas Kickoff Event from 8:30 - 11:30 am
Join Healthy South Texas Nueces County and the Preserve as we kick off an 8 week challenge to move towards a healthier lifestyle. Healthy South Texas Nueces County is challenging you to walk the length of Texas to improve health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol. Fitness doesn't have to happen in a gym, but can be a way of life! t will include: -Guided Nature Walk or Explore on your own -Free health screenings from Texas A&M Healthy South Texas -Demonstration of Container Gardening -Fitness Demonstrations -Smoothie Bike with Recipes and Tastings -Resources and Education for a Healhty Lifestyle To register your team, individual, or classroom visit http://walkacrosstexas.tamu.edu/ for more information.
Cost: Free
Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center
2446 North Oso Pkwy.

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

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Family Fun Day - Texas Tales from 10 am - 5 pm 
Tall tales and Texas go hand in hand. Discover some of the Texas’ legendary characters and the history behind their bold adventures during this Family Fun Day!
Cost: General Admission Adults: $10.95 Senior Citizens and Military (w/ active I.D.) $7.95 Children (ages 3-12): $8.95. Members free!
1900 N Chaparral St.

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center Spring Break Science Saturday at 10 am and 3 pm
Staff Education Coordinator and former middle school science teacher Brenda Ermis shows kids grades K-8 some spring break science with Flora, Fauna, and Fun among the trails, wetlands and exhibits.
Cost: Admission Adults Ages (13-59) $8, 60+Seniors/Active Military/College $6, Children Ages (12 &Under) $4, Children (Under 3) Free with Paid Adult
8545 S. Staples
361-852-2100

Fulton Mansion Harriet's Garden Festival from 10 am to 4 pm
Plant and garden vendors, games, crafts, live music, food trucks. Experience a unique Victorian Tea (fee charged and reservations required).
Cost: Free admission. Some activities free. Tour of mansion Adults: $6, Ages 6-18 $4 per person, Ages 5 and under Free Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
317 Fulton Beach Rd.
Rockport, Texas
361-729-0386

St Patrick Catholic School Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk and 1K Leprechaun Chase at 10 am
Walk, shuffle, or run in this annual St. Patrick’s Day tradition! For the Kids 1K Run they will chase a Leprechaun to the pot of gold for a finisher gold medal. Family friendly fun with a costume contest, Irish dancing, bagpipes, face painting, food vendors, door prizes and much more.
Cost: 1K Leprechaun Chase (ages 8 years and under) $15. The 5K for individuals is $25 and $15 for School Running Club Members. Register online.
1590 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Michaels Stores Kids Club Fairy House 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.
361-851-9360

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS KIDS Alamo: Odd Squad at 10:30 am
This is an all-ages show with Alamo for All rules - noisy young fans won't be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark. Some very odd things are happening at the Alamo Drafthouse in March, and only the ODD SQUAD can figure it out! Join PBS KIDS favorite Mrs. O and the other Odd Squad Agents as they use math and reasoning skills to get to the bottom of some very strange cases. This show will feature several episodes from the series.
Cost: Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-3, with all ticket sales benefitting education programs at your local PBS station. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX

Barnes and Noble LEGO Batman Event Storytime at 11 am
Kids will be able to help Batman protect Gotham from the Joker by making their very own LEGO Batman Speedwagon! Kids can also collect the final two limited edition trading cards featuring characters from the movie.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

Barnes and Noble Dance Storytime at 11 am
From the #1 New York Times bestselling children's book creator Matthew Van Fleet comes a laugh-out-loud, jazzy story of a little baby chick who learns how to dance from a friendly band of animals who know all the right moves!
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

La Retama Central Library Manga Spring Fling from 12:30 to 4 pm
Discussion, cosplay, Asian foods, and more. Ages 13-18.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

Art Museum of South Texas Colorful Cats Young Artist Workshop from 1 - 3 pm
Taking inspiration from California folk artist Laurel Burch, we’ll create whimsical cats using a paint, construction paper and more!
Cost: members $5/ nonmembers $10. Programs for children ages K5-12 and payment two business days in advance are required. Contact the Education Department at 361-825-3504 or online.
1902 N Shoreline Blvd.

Michaels Stores Painter's Tape Reveal Art from 1 to 3 pm
Makers of all ages will love this easy art project: Get creative with canvas, paint and tape! Buy any canvas and the rest of your supplies are provided.
Cost: Buy any canvas and the rest of your supplies are provided.
Michaels
4717 -E S Padre Island Dr.
361-851-9360

Sips for Sealife at 2 pm
Come join us for a family friendly event as we raise funds to benefit the animals of Texas Sealife Center!! There will be a food truck, face painting, kids crafts, live music, Tortoises to meet, and of course good beer to drink! We will also be having several raffles throughout the day! Come out of your shells and have a turtley awesome time supporting your local businesses and wildlife hospital!
Cost: Free admission
Lorelei Brewing Company
520 Nas Dr.

Janet F. Harte Public Library Saturday Story and Craft at 2 pm
Join us as we hear a few stories and make a craft! This program is geared for elementary-age children and younger, but everyone is welcome.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Owen R. Hopkins Library Fancy Nancy Tea Party at 2:30 pm
Come dressed fancy for our Fancy Nancy tea party. Games, refreshments and crafts.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

American Bank Center Spring Break Ice Skate (two sessions) from 4 to 6 pm and 7 to 9 pm
Ice skating and music. Food and beverages will be available as well along with the concession menu. Doors will open at 3 pm. Ice skates available, first come-first-serve basis (limited quantities in each size) and socks are required to skate. 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and all skaters need to sign a waiver.
Cost: $10 at the door, cash only. ATM’s will be accessible if needed.
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Harbor Playhouse Presents Madagascar - A Musical Adventure at 7:30 pm
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
Cost:Tickets Prices Adult $18 Students, Seniors, and Military with valid ID $15 Kids (13 and Under) $10 Buy online or call  361-888-SHOW.
Harbor Playhouse
1802 North Chaparral

Sunday, March 12

Texas Sealife Center Turtle Release 10 am
Release of five sea turtle patients.
Cost: Free
Mile Marker 216 (in front of the Holiday inn and Winward Parking lot)

American Bank Center Spring Break Ice Skate (two sessions) from 4 to 6 pm and 7 to 9 pm
Ice skating and music. Food and beverages will be available as well along with the concession menu. Doors will open at 3 pm. Ice skates available, first come-first-serve basis (limited quantities in each size) and socks are required to skate. 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult/guardian and all skaters need to sign a waiver.
Cost: $10 at the door, cash only. ATM’s will be accessible if needed.
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Lake Corpus Christi State Park -Sssssssnake! from 7 to 8 pm
Come out to the Old HQ Pavilion "Castle" to learn about one of the most fascinating groups of animals, snakes! This fun filled program will slither through the ins and outs of snake facts and myths of these intriguing creatures.
Cost: Entrance Fees Adult $5 Daily, Child 12 Years and Under Free
Lake Corpus Christi State Park
23194 Park Road 25
Mathis, Texas
361-547-2635
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