Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks July 3-6, 2017

Sunday, July 2, 2017
This week's picks are brought to you by Schlitterbahn Riverpark and Resort Corpus Christi!  We know everyone will be celebrating and they have your Fourth of July covered with the hottest coolest family fun at the water park, live music, and fireworks!

This week is packed full of fun Independence Day fun plus the usual weekly activities. If you're just looking for Fourth of July Fireworks in the Corpus Christi area, click here.

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Monday, July 3

Photo via NPS website

Padre Island National Seashore Turtle Hatchling Release at 6:45 am 
A turtle hatchling release is expected Monday, July 3. Dates are always tentative but you can call the Hatchling Hotline the morning of to make sure it at 361-949-7163 for the latest information about the release
Cost: Free
Visitor Center Padre Island National Seashore
20420 Park Road 22
Corpus Christi, TX

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: Muppets from Space at 9:45 am
All summer long enjoy classic and family favorites for a low price. Catch a returning blockbuster, share a modern classic, or help fuel summer reading with a rollicking book adaptation from our handpicked selection of films for children ages 3 - 12.
Cost: $1, $3, or $5 — your choice! All proceeds benefit CASA of the Coastal Bend. Normal No Talking/ No Texting rules do apply to all Kids Camp screenings. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX


Michaels Stores Camp Creativity from 10 am to 12 pm
Kids 3 and up can participate a Summer crafting journey. This year they are using Disney Craft Kits. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.
Cost: $5 a session or $12 for 3 sessions (Register online or in store)
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.
361-851-9360

Janet Harte Library Rec Room at 1 pm
Beauty and the Beast movie.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Bell Whittington Public Library Summer Afternoon Program at 3 pm
Join Mrs. Dorothy for brain building activities! Geared for kids in 1st through 6th grade.
Cost: Free
2400 Memorial Pkwy Portland, TX
361-777-0921

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Ruckus Room at 3 pm
Board games, Legos, or a movie.
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library Make It Take It at 4 pm
Make a craft and take it home. This week we will be making Fourth of July headbands.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Tuesday, July 4

A turtle hatchling release is expected Tuesday, July 4. Dates are always tentative but you can call the Hatchling Hotline the morning of to make sure it at 361-949-7163 for the latest information about the release
Cost: Free
Visitor Center Padre Island National Seashore
20420 Park Road 22
Corpus Christi, TX

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.

Schlitterbahn Riverpark and Resort Corpus Christi Red, White and Blues Festival at 10 am
In honor of our nation’s birthday Schlitterbahn Riverpark and Resort Corpus Christi will host an ALL DAY ‘Blues Festival’ on our Freedom Stage and our Veranda Patio stage. Blues artists from around the area will entertain park guests in the mood to celebrate our nation's 241st bday. Veranda Restaurant & Bar will provide 4th of July food and drink specials all day long. There will be a fireworks display viewing party beginning at 8:30 pm on the 4th floor. The residents on North Padre Island in Corpus Christi, Texas host their own, unique fireworks display and viewing from our 4th floor balcony is perfect. The viewing is open to resort guests, park guests and the general public. Veranda Restaurant will provide bar service on the 4th floor so the day-long celebration can continue.
Cost: All-Day General Admission: $33.99 gate rate, $28.99 pre-paid, All-Day Child/Senior Admission: $28.99 gate rate, $24.99 pre-paid
14353 Commodores Drive
Corpus Christi, Texas

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: Muppets from Space at 10 am
All summer long enjoy classic and family favorites for a low price. Catch a returning blockbuster, share a modern classic, or help fuel summer reading with a rollicking book adaptation from our handpicked selection of films for children ages 3 - 12.
Cost: $1, $3, or $5 — your choice! All proceeds benefit CASA of the Coastal Bend. Normal No Talking/ No Texting rules do apply to all Kids Camp screenings. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX

La Palmera Tide Turners Kids Club from 10 am - 12 pm 
Story time, Fourth of July arts and crafts, raffles, and so much more. This program is specifically designed for families with children ages 5 and under and takes place at the Undersea Children's Play Area located on the upper level.
Cost: Free
La Palmera Mall
5488 S Padre Island Dr.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Peter Piper Pizza Summer Kids Days Stars & Stripes: Let's Celebrate America from 11 am to 1 pm
The program will include All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, a prize and a fun activity for each day. Don’t miss out on a “slice” of fun this summer!
Cost: $5.49 per child plus tax (drink sold separately) check with location for pricing

Saratoga location
6193 Saratoga Blvd.
361-993-9336

Crosstown location
4121 South Port Ave.
361-853-5353

Hurricane Alley Waterpark 4th of July Splash Bash! from 11 am to 10 pmSpecial screening of Independece Day 2 and a perfect view of the fireworks! Cost: $12.50 admission per person
702 E Port Ave
361-883-9283

Corpus Christi 4th of July Big Bang Celebration at 11:30 am
Kids Game Zone featuring music by Chicas Rock, remote control sailboats and more opens at 3 pm! Parade starts at 6 pm. The Harbor Bridge Light Show begins at 9 pm. Choreographed to music so tune your radio to the following stations: 92.7FM, 95.5FM and 1440AM. The Mayor’s Big Bang Fireworks Display starts at 9:30 pm.
Cost: Free admission
Downtown Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History Red, White, and Kaboom! 4th of July Event from 6 to 10 pm
Guests will enjoy food, fun, and activities for the whole family. Starting at 6:00 PM at the museum, guests can expect carnival style games, science shows, face painting, music, craft activities, a petting zoo, an old-fashioned pie eating contest, and more. Food will be available for purchase via food trucks on the plaza. At 8:30 pm, guests will make their way to our exclusive reserved seating platform behind the American Bank Center for the best view in town of this year’s HEB double Fireworks Show. Chairs provided.
Cost: Advanced tickets Members $20, Non-Members $25 and at the door Members $25, Non-Members $30. To purchase tickets call 361-826-4667. Limited parking will be free and available on a first-come first served basis for event guests.
1900 N. Chaparral St.

Texas State Aquarium Fourth of July Celebration at 7 pm
After-hours access to many of our exhibits. A DJ will be here to provide musical entertainment, and food and drinks, including beer, wine, and margaritas, will be available for purchase. Bring your chairs and blankets and take in the fireworks from our scenic shores. Whataburger 4D Theater, Dolphin Bay, Pepsi Boardwalk, the Observation Deck, and the H-E-B Splash Park will be closed during the event.
Cost: Members $15, Non-Members $25. VIP tickets with food available. Children 2 and Under Free. Tickets and parking are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. Buy online.

Fourth of July Island Blast around 9 pm
The fireworks are usually launched around 9 pm. You can pretty much see them from anywhere on North Padre island.
Cost: Free
Launched at Yacht Club North Padre Island
13403 Whitecap Blvd.

City of Port Aransas Annual Fireworks Display around 9 pm
Port Aransas hosts one of biggest fireworks displays in Texas. The big firework display usually start at dark over the ship channel. Show usually lasts about 45 minutes and can be viewed from just about anywhere in town. Roberts Point Park is a classic spot with great views of the shipping channel.
Cos: Free
Corpus Christi Ship Channel
Port Aransas, TX


52nd Annual Wendell Family Fireworks at 9:15 pm
Show starts around 9:15 pm.  Make sure to follow their Facebook page for updates.
Little Bay
Rockport, TX

Wednesday, July 5

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: Muppets from Space at 10 am
All summer long enjoy classic and family favorites for a low price. Catch a returning blockbuster, share a modern classic, or help fuel summer reading with a rollicking book adaptation from our handpicked selection of films for children ages 3 - 12.
Cost: $1, $3, or $5 — your choice! All proceeds benefit CASA of the Coastal Bend. Normal No Talking/ No Texting rules do apply to all Kids Camp screenings. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX

Michaels Stores Camp Creativity from 10 am to 12 pm
Kids 3 and up can participate a Summer crafting journey. This year they are using Disney Craft Kits. Parent or guardian must remain on premises.
Cost: $5 a session or $12 for 3 sessions (Register online or in store)
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.
361-851-9360

Hurricane Alley Waterpark Camp Hurricane Alley from 12 to 2 pm
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History conducts educational programs.
Cost: $12.50 admission from 11 am to 6 pm
702 E Port Ave
361-883-9283


La Retama Central Library Rockin' Rockets at 3 pm
Ages 4-12.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

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.

Sounds of Summer at La Palmera Mall at 6 pm 
Sounds of Summer Concert Series at the food court with Drive.
Cost: Free
5488 S. Padre Island Drive


Corpus Christi Hooks vs Northwest Arkansas Naturals at 7:05 pm
Gates open 6:05 pm. Mike Shaw Automotive presents Independence Day Fireworks postgame. Whataburger Family Day; buy a ticket at the box office and get your kid’s ticket free. Donate your gently-used clothing item to Goodwill near the main gates at the giant Whataburger fry box. In exchange, you’ll get a new Hooks t-shirt, ticket voucher and special Whataburger coupon offer! National Anthem by Just Jammin’ Quartet.
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave

Thursday, July 6

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse at 9:30 am
Ten weeks of fun films for kids. This week it's Goosebumps.
Cost: $1 per person, per movie, at the theatre box office on day of movie or get a ten-week series punch card at the theatre box office for $5 while supplies last.
Cinemark Dollar Cinema
5858 SPID (Sunrise Mall)
361-993-6964

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: Muppets from Space at 10 am
All summer long enjoy classic and family favorites for a low price. Catch a returning blockbuster, share a modern classic, or help fuel summer reading with a rollicking book adaptation from our handpicked selection of films for children ages 3 - 12.
Cost: $1, $3, or $5 — your choice! All proceeds benefit CASA of the Coastal Bend. Normal No Talking/ No Texting rules do apply to all Kids Camp screenings. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.
Corpus Christi, TX

Bell Whittington Public Library Teen Library Lounge at 2 pm
Join Mrs. Dorothy for brain building activities! Geared for kids in 7th and up.
Cost: Free
2400 Memorial Pkwy
Portland, TX
361-777-0921
Janet Harte Library YA Summer Kick-Off at 2 pm
Movie and escape room. For kids 13 and up!
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Corpus Christi Hooks vs Northwest Arkansas Naturals at 7:05 pm
Gates open 6:05 pm. Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes. After 8:30 am on the 6th, go to the Stripes Facebook Page 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. •National Anthem by Michell Gohlke.
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave

Bay Jammin Concert Series from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
A wonderful musical group each week for your entertainment. Live music in a variety of genre from rock, country, world beat, jazz, blues and more.
Cost: Free
Cole Park Amphitheater
1526 Ocean Dr.
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