Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Recap April 21-23, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
April has been treating us nice with this gorgeous weather! There is plenty going on this weekend to enjoy it. 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 Weeekend


Texas SandFest
The largest sand sculpting event in the USA. There will be food, vendors, and of course sand and sculptures!
Cost: Admission Adults - $10 (Adult wristbands are good for all 3 days of the festival) Children Under 12 free
Port Aransas, TX

Friday, April 21

La Retama Central Library Smart Play at the Library at 11 am
Join us for fun learning activities for ages 2-5.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

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.

Windsor Park Athenafest at 5 pm
An evening filled with fun, laughter, and great food and snacks.
Cost: Free admission
4525 S Alameda St.
 
Mireles Elementary PTA Maritime Festival at 5:30 pm
Come on out to the Martime Festival! There will be Bounce Houses, Entertainment Acts, Food Trucks, Silent Auction and Games! Tons of fun for the whole family!
Cost: Free admission
7658 Cimarron 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, April 22

3rd Annual Turtle Trot and Shorebird Shuffle at 7 am
Turtle Trot 5k starts at 8 am! First 100 runners registered guarantee welcome packs, Tshirts, and bibs. Fun family friendly location.
Cost: Registration $30
Texas Sealife Center
14220 S Padre Island Dr.

11th Annual Walk for Autism at 9 am
Cost: To participate in walk $25 for adults and $10 for youth. All proceeds go directly to ASRC and helps fund community based activities for autistic families in the Coastal Bend
Heritage Park


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


Texas State Aquarium Party for the Planet from 10 am to 3 pm
Fun, games and activities to celebrate Earth Day.
Cost: Members Free, Adult (13 & Up $25.95, Senior (65 & Up and Military or Student: $22.95, Child (3-12) $18.95, 2 and Under Free!
2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Texas State Aquarium Creature Tales at 10 am
Join us as we bring a children’s story 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, children will meet an animal from the story. This program is specifically designed for families with children ages 6 and under.
Cost: Member Price: $7 for each child/adult pair. One additional child per adult $5. Non-Member Price: $10 for each child/adult pair plus Aquarium admission. One additional child per adult $5, plus admission. LIMITED spots available. 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. Advanced registration is highly recommended. Register online.
Learning Center on the 2nd floor of the Texas State Aquarium
2710 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Great Cloth Diaper Change at 10 am
International cloth diaper changing event
Cost: Free admission
St. Luke's United Methodist Church Corpus Christi
3151 Reid Dr.


Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Flint Hills Engineering Day and Dollar Admission from 10 am - 5 pm 
All power to the engines, Captain! Join us for Engineering Day, where you can meet REAL engineers from Flint Hills Resources. Pumps, pistons, motors, and magnets—learn about the exciting equipment used at our local refineries that make the world go ‘round. Flint Hills employees will have activities and demonstrations throughout the museum.
Cost: Admission $1
1900 N Chaparral St.


Michaels Kids Club Earth Day Project from 10 am to 12 pm
They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick Earth Day themed 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 child, supplies included
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.


La Retama Central Library Earth Day - Birding Tour from 10 am to 12:30 pm
Birding Tour with the Audubon Society for teens. Please wear closed-toe footwear and bring binoculars if possible...and when we’re done, it’s Pizza and WALL*E ! 1- 3:30 pm
Cost: Free
805 Comanche


PBS Kids at the Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi: Wild Kratts 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. This month PBS KIDS at the Alamo Drafthouse features brand new WILD KRATTS episodes, including a special premiere of Deep Sea Adventure. The Kratt Brothers will introduce us to new and beloved animals as they embark on their newest adventures in the animal kingdom. Young explorers and animal lovers will have a blast seeing their favorite characters on the big screen while parents enjoy the great food and beverages the Alamo Drafthouse is known for.
Cost: Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-3, with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.


St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Ethnic Festival from 11 am to 4 pm
Food from all over the world, cultural entertainment and performances, games, bounce houses, live and silent auction, country store, car show and more!
Cost: Free admission -
2233 Waldron Rd.

Corpus Christi Joker Appearance at Hot Topic from 11 am - 3 pm
Wow for the first time ever I was asked to make an appearance at our local Hot Topic in La Palmera!!!! I'm so excited and hope all my fans, family and friends come to support and hang out! If u ever wanted to come to one of my events and never have this is the one to come too, it's a really big deal for me and would love to have a great showing of our community! Hope to see you soon! Please share and invite!
Hot Topic La Palmera
5488 S Padre Island Dr, Unit 1176


Barnes and Noble We Are the Dinosaurs Storytime at 11 am
Laurie Berkner's chart-topping, beloved hit "We Are the Dinosaurs" is now a picture book! Featuring an adorable cast of characters and vibrant, playful art by Ben Clanton, We Are the Dinosaurs transports readers back to a time when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Don't miss out!
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

Spring Fiesta and Carnival at 12 pm
Carnival and live entertainment at 7 pm
Cost: Free Admission, Free Parking. Armbands $20 for unlimited riding
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Academy Luau Spring Fest from 12 to 8 pm
Fun filled day with great food, games, rides, peddler show, and a silent auction
Cost: Free admission
5814 Williams Dr.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library El dia De los ninos/El dia De los libros at 1 pm
Fun activities sponsored by the Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Join us for the reading of "Lupita's First Dance" / "El Primer Baile De Lupita". Enjoy Performance By: Ballet Folklorico Del Oso John F. Kennedy Elementary dance group Free books, craft and light refreshments!
4044 Greenwood Dr.



Corpus Christi Brewery Festival from 1 to 11 pm 
Cost: Admission for 21+ is $25. Kids and designated drivers $5
Lazy Beach Brewing
7522 Bichon Dr #100


Michaels Stores Tie-Dye MAKE break from 1 to 3 pm
You and your little makers can create matching tie-dye shirts in the classic bullseye pattern.
Cost:  Buy the t-shirt and the rest of your supplies are free.
Michaels
4717 -E S Padre Island Dr.
361-851-9360


Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra Pops in the Park at 7:30 pm
CCSO performs pops and light classical favorites to a synchronized Harbor Bridge light show at half past seven at Whataburger Field. Children are able to play in the Kid’s Zone throughout the performance and are introduced to various musical instruments in the Instrument Petting Zoo.The evening concludes with spectacular fireworks. This year’s concert, presented by Valero Energy Foundation, takes the audience on a “Great American Road Trip.”
Cost: $35 Adults $25 Students $15 Children (12 and under) VIP packages available. Tickets available online go to or call 561-HOOK.

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, April 23


La Palmera Princess Party from 12 to 3 pm
Meet your favorite princesses and join them for story time, sing-a-longs, tiara making, wand making and so much more! The fun begins in Center Court at the main stage with events spread out across the mall!
Cost: Free but RSVP required. The first 100 guests at the event will get a special Princess gift!
5488 S Padre Island Dr.


Spring Fiesta and Carnival at 12 pm
Carnival and live entertainment at 7 pm
Cost: Free Admission, Free Parking. Armbands $20 for unlimited riding
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX


Art Museum of South Texas Free Family Day from 1 to 3 pm
Join AMST for a special Sunday afternoon highlighting the newest temporary exhibitions including BAM! It's a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels and Tidal Shift: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Art Faculty Biennial. Live drawing demonstrations (including a caricaturist), art stations with hands-on art activities including how-to create animation flip-books, and music will round out this special afternoon of fine art and fun for the whole family.
Cost: Free
1902 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

All Hands on Deck! Monarch Butterfly Waystation from 4 to 7 pm
We are building a monarch butterfly waystation OUTSIDE the main fence. Monarch butterflies making their way back to North America from their winter habitat in Mexico follow a well-marked trail. These striking orange-and-black butterflies require food and protection. When you plant these things purposefully, it's like rolling out a welcome mat for monarchs. Join us as we break ground and plant native plants. This project is sponsored by a Native Plant Society of Texas Monarch Grant. If this is your first time to The Garden, welcome! Please bring your own water and wear closed toed shoes. Bring your favorite gardening tools if you'd like. We'll be planting, laughing, weeding, growing community and growing food.
Cost: Free
3808 Up River Rd.
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