Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Spring Break Weekend Recap March 17-19, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Spring Break is coming to a close already! The weather might have ruined some of the fun activities from last weekend but it looks like gorgeous weather is in the forecast this week. 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, March 17

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Kids Camp: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at 11 am
Watch the movie that started it all.
Cost: Tickets start at $1. Buy online.
7601 S Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX
Food Bank of Corpus Christi FREE Little Chef's Cooking Class from 11 am to 12 pm and 1 to 2 pm
FBCC Nutritionist will be hosting a for kids ages 8 - 11 yrs old.
Cost: Free (advance registration required. Call Elizabeth Valadez at 361-887-6291 x 101 or email or email Renata Rivas).
826 Krill St.

Lake Corpus Christi State Park Geocaching 101 at 12 pm
Join us for a “Hi Tech” Scavenger Hunt for all ages and learn how you can geocache anywhere! Meet at the Old HQ Pavilion “Castle”.
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

Al Amin Shrine Circus Performers at Schlitterbahn from 12 to 12:30 pm (open from 10 am to 5 pm)
The Al Amin Shrine Circus is offering showcase performance for Schlitterbahn Riverpark Corpus Christi guests! Also, each guest will be provided with a 50% off coupon for admission into the Al Amin Shrine Circus.
Cost: All-Day General Admission - $26.99, All-Day Child/Senior Admission- $19.99.
14353 Commodores Dr.
Corpus Christi, Texas
361-589-4200

La Costa Dental Corpus Christi Spring Break Wave from 2 to 6 pm
Food, activities, bounce house, pictures with Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Cost: Free
La Costa Dental Kostoryz
361-854-4000

GoGames360 at 4 pm
There will be 3 realms of gaming: Physical/ Tactile/ Video Games! Come play laser tag, archery tag, bubble soccer, field sports, run an obstacle course and more in the physical arena! Next jump into the board gaming arena for tournaments, Pokemon video/ TCG, Catan, Magic the Gathering, and more! Get crazy in the video game arena with all you favorite consoles Xbox, Playstation, and WiiU! Win prizes and cash in the tournament arena. Visit website for full schedule.
Cost: Friday admission is $10 for 8 and up, 7 and younger free, multi-day passes available. Buy online.
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd
Robstown, TX

6th Annual St. Paddy's Festival at Cassidy's Irish Pub from 5 pm to midnight
Over 20 bands and Celtic dance groups and 40+ food trucks and vendors spread out over the four blocks.
Cost: Free admission
Peoples & Water St.


Al Amin Shrine Circus at 7:30 pm
Enchanting elephants, tantalizing tigers, and amazing acrobats prepare to dazzle and astound.
Cost: Admission $20 for adults, $14 kids 2-12 (plus fees). Buy at box office or online.
American Bank Center
1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.


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: Ticket 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 18


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

Water Walk Corpus Christi from 9 am to 12 pm
Carry water to help bring clean and safe drinking water to developing nations. 100% of contributions go directly to water projects . Food, live, music, games and yoga. Event starts at 9 am, walk starts at 10 am. 2 mile walk starts at the Water Gardens, down the seawall sidewalk to the Peoples Street T-Head and back.
Cost: Free to Attend,  $20 Donation to walk  Register online or day of event.
Corpus Christi Water Gardens
1900 N Chaparral St.

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

GoGames360 from 10 am to midnight
There will be 3 realms of gaming: Physical/ Tactile/ Video Games! Come play laser tag, archery tag, bubble soccer, field sports, run an obstacle course and more in the physical arena! Next jump into the board gaming arena for tournaments, Pokemon video/ TCG, Catan, Magic the Gathering, and more! Get crazy in the video game arena with all you favorite consoles Xbox, Playstation, and WiiU! Win prizes and cash in the tournament arena. Visit website for full schedule.
Cost: $20 for 15 and up, $10 8-14, 7 and younger free, multi-day passes available. Buy online.
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd
Robstown, TX

University of Texas Marine Science Institute​ Weekend Wetlands Walk and Exploration at 10 am
Have you ever wanted to visit a marsh without getting your feet wet? Come learn about the special plants and animals of our local wetlands and what you can do to help protect them! Space is limited; RSVP to Nicole Pringle or call 361-749-3153.
This free program is geared for everyone to enjoy!
The Marine Science Education Center University of Texas Marine Science Institute
855 E. Cotter Ave.
Port Aransas, TX


Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Little Learners Hour – Music from 10 to 11 am
Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do! Music is part of our everyday lives. Join us with your little one to learn how music is made and craft your own musical instrument. Ages 0 – 5
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Pre-registration is preferred. Call 361-826-4667 to register
1900 N Chaparral St.

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South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center Kids Discover Reptiles and Amphibians of South Texas at 10 am and 3 pm
Texas Master Naturalist Chad Huckabee teaches kids from three to 93 about habits and habitats of frogs, toads, iguanas, turtles, tortoises, lizards, snakes and other creatures, ones you may—or may NOT—want to have as pets!
Cost: Class included with 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

Michaels Stores Kids Club Flower 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.
361-851-9360

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Beauty and the Beast Movie Birthday Bash at 10 am
We will celebrate by having a game and singing Happy Birthday prior to the film with your awesome Alamo Drafthouse party host.
Cost: Cost per ticket $20 plus tax. Admission includes Popcorn, Cheese Pizza, Drink, Cupcake, Goodie Bag! Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX

Ingleside Parks and Recreation Field Day at 10:30 am
Register a team with family, friends, or strangers. No age requirement. Small teams may join with another team. 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Games Games for all ages: – Football Throw – Soccer Goal Kick – Frisbee Throw Games for smaller children: – Basket Toss – Gone Fishing Team games: – Float Toss (throwing water floats to someone catching them) – Basket Toss (basket on head catching the most balls) 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. – Races – Beach Ball Race (use water guns to get a beach ball across the finish line) – Three Legged Race – Sack Race – Fill the bottle (race to fill Coke bottle on head with water guns) 1:00 p.m. – Pizza Awards to follow. Awards and prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in games and races. Awards will also be given for: – Most Creative Team Name – Best Team Spirit – Best Team Outfit
Cost: Free
Ingleside Skate Park
2867 Avenue J
Ingleside, Texas


Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS KIDS Alamo: Odd Squad at 10:45 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

Al Amin Shrine Circus at 11 am, 3 pm, and 7:30 pm
Enchanting elephants, tantalizing tigers, and amazing acrobats prepare to dazzle and astound.
Cost: Admission $20 for adults, $14 kids 2-12 (plus fees). Buy at box office or online.
American Bank Center
1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Barnes and Noble Egg Storytime at 11 am
Egg is a graphic novel for preschoolers about four eggs, one big surprise and an unlikely friendship by Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author Kevin Henkes. Egg is not only a perfect Easter gift, but also a classic read-alone and read-aloud that will appeal all year long. Coloring and activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

6th Annual St. Paddy's Festival at Cassidy's Irish Pub from 12 pm to midnight
Over 20 bands and Celtic dance groups and 40+ food trucks and vendors spread out over the four blocks.
Cost: Free admission
Peoples and Water St.

Janet F. Harte Public Library Fairy Party at 2 pm
Join us as we listen to a story and make fairy crafts! Fairy costumes are encouraged.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

2nd Annual Beards On The Bay from 4 to 9 pm
The Corpus Christi Hairy Hooligans are back with their beard and mustache competition. Registration starts at 2:30 pm. Many categories including for  kids and the ladies.
Cost: Free Admission
House of Rock
511 Starr 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: Ticket 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 19

The ART of Edibles in the Garden at 10 am
Educational workshop presented in collaboration with GROW Local South Texas and K Space Contemporary funded by Coastal Bend Community Foundation! This Hands on Workshop will include: Herb tasting 10-11:30 am, Seeds starting and planting 11:30 am-1 pm, 10 am-1 pm the start of our new community mural projects! Cost: Free
The Learning Garden-Tom Graham Park
3808 Up River Rd.

GoGames360 from 11 am to 7 pm
There will be 3 realms of gaming: Physical/ Tactile/ Video Games! Come play laser tag, archery tag, bubble soccer, field sports, run an obstacle course and more in the physical arena! Next jump into the board gaming arena for tournaments, Pokemon video/ TCG, Catan, Magic the Gathering, and more! Get crazy in the video game arena with all you favorite consoles Xbox, Playstation, and WiiU! Win prizes and cash in the tournament arena. Visit website for full schedule.
Cost: $20 for 15 and up, $10 8-14, 7 and younger free, multi-day passes available. Buy online.
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd
Robstown, TX

Al Amin Shrine Circus at 2 and 6 pm
Enchanting elephants, tantalizing tigers, and amazing acrobats prepare to dazzle and astound.
Cost: Admission $20 for adults, $14 kids 2-12 (plus fees). Buy at box office or online.
American Bank Center
1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Harbor Playhouse Presents Madagascar - A Musical Adventure at 2:30 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: Ticket 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
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