Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks May 8-11, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Why wait for the weekend for quality time with the kids? Do something fun during the week! Make sure to follow the Facebook page because we are always posting events as they come up! Our libraries keep us busy so make sure to check their schedules for full activity lists. Compiling information is hard work, please link back to this site if using this information on your events calendar. If you want to add your event to this list or work with Corpus Christi Fun for Kids to be a featured event, let us know. Weekly activities with toddlers and pre-schoolers can be found here.

Monday, May 8

Bell Whittington Public Library After-School Program from 4 - 5 pm
Arts and crafts, games, homework help, movies and snacks. For kinder - 6th graders.
Cost: Free
2400 Memorial Pkwy
Portland, TX

Buc Days Festival and Carnival from 5 to 10 pm
Carnival rides, yummy food, and petting zoo.
Cost: Gate Tickets: $5 Adult – $3 Child – FREE for Child under 36″ tall – $3 Military with ID Wristbands include Gate Admission. All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristbands. $25 online or $30 at gate (use $5 coupon from schools).
Park Avenue and Shoreline Dr.

Corpus Christi Hooks vs. San Antonio Missions at 7:05 pm
Gates open 6:05 pm. Nolan Ryan Beef One-Dollar Hot Dogs & Soda, sponsored by Mrs Baird’s.
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Tuesday, May 9


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Guided Nature Walk from 8 to 9 am
Get in touch with nature while the weather is still nice. Please bring good walking shoes, plenty of water, and dress for the weather. 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. Meet at the front porch of the Learning Center. For more information contact 361-826-3947 or LaurenP@cctexas.com.
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Pkwy.

La Retama Central Library Family Loom Knitting at 4 pm
Learn how to make a hat, a scarf, a headband or a flower. Ages 8 & up. All material provided. You may bring your own yarn if you prefer a specific color.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000


Storytime with Mr. Kippy at Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library from 5:30 to 6 pm 
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

Buc Days Festival and Carnival from 5 to 10 pm
Carnival rides, yummy food, and petting zoo.
Cost: Gate Tickets: $5 Adult – $3 Child – FREE for Child under 36″ tall – $3 Military with ID Wristbands include Gate Admission. All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristbands. $25 online or $30 at gate (use $5 coupon from schools).
Park Avenue and Shoreline Dr.

Robert Wollman Planetarium at King High School at 6 pm
Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each show time. There is no late seating. Reservations are not required for the Tuesday evening shows. Tips: The planetarium does get cold at times. For evening shows, it might be a good idea to bring a jacket or sweater.
Cost: Admission (cash or check) Adults $4 Seniors (age 55+): $3, Children (age 4-15) $3, Children under 4 free
Richard King High School
5225 Gollihar Rd.
361-994-6917

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library S.T.E.A.M. at 7 pm
Hand on experiments and demonstrations.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Wednesday, May 10

Early Explorer Event at 9:00 am
Come sing, dance, read and play as your child learns about animals, their amazing bodies, the ocean, space and so much more. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Parents are required to attend this event with children.
Cost: $10 per child 

La Retama Central Library Wacky Wednesday Mother's Day Craft at 4 pm
Make a gift for Mom for her special day. Ages 5-12.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche



Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers' Market from 5 to 8 pm
Shop, visit and enjoy shaded seating while you listen to live music and enjoy dinner right on our beautiful bayfront.
Cost: Free
100 N Shoreline Blvd.

Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 5 to 7 pm
A kids art project every Wednesday.  FREE for the whole family to enjoy. All ages are welcome (children accompanied by parent/guardian), drop-in art activity, no registration, wear your painting garb!
Cost: Free
100 N Shoreline Blvd.

Buc Days Festival and Carnival from 5 to 10 pm
Carnival rides, yummy food, and petting zoo.
Cost: Gate Tickets: $5 Adult – $3 Child – FREE for Child under 36″ tall – $3 Military with ID Wristbands include Gate Admission. All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristbands. $25 online or $30 at gate (use $5 coupon from schools).
Park Avenue and Shoreline Dr.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Family Music and Motion at 7 pm
Join us for some fun with rhythm instruments, songs, and a story! (ages 3-6)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Thursday, May 11

Art Museum of South Texas Moms and Tots (and Sometimes Pops!): Are You My Mother? from 10 - 11:30 am
We’re celebrating moms in this jam-packed Moms & Tots workshop! Join us as we read "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman and then create some delightful keepsakes for mom including a floral sun-catcher and a colorful fabric necklace.
Cost: Members: $10 / non-members: $15. Call 361-825-3504 to register or online.
1902 N Shoreline Blvd.


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Storytime at 3:30 pm
Join Oso Preserve staff members as they read nature themed children’s books, explore artifacts, and meet the animal ambassadors. Learn more about native wildlife, habitats, adaptations and other topics through relevant children’s stories. This program is FREE of charge and intended for children ages 2-6. Each story will be supplemented with a walk, artifact, animal ambassador or other interactive. 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

Buc Days Festival and Carnival from 5 to 10 pm
Carnival rides, yummy food, and petting zoo.
Cost: Gate Tickets: $5 Adult – $3 Child – FREE for Child under 36″ tall – $3 Military with ID Wristbands include Gate Admission. All-You-Can-Ride Carnival Wristbands. $25 online or $30 at gate (use $5 coupon from schools).
Park Avenue and Shoreline Dr.

Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library Lego WeDo 2.0 from 6 to 7 pm 
Registration required. Call 361-387-3431.
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

Corpus Christi Hooks vs. San Antonio Missions at 7:05 pm
Gates open 6:05 pm. Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes. After 8:30 am on the 11th, go to the Stripes Facebook Page at to learn the Stripes Thirsty Thursday Word of the Day. Later that day or night, repeat the word at the Whataburger Field box office and receive a free Hooks Thirsty Thursday reserved-seat or general admission ticket for each Thirsty Thursday ticket purchased.
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.
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