Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks July 11-13, 2017

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Trying to keep kids entertained won't be hard this Summer, especially when there's so much to do around Corpus Christi! Here are this weeks picks but remember you can find some FREE ideas at to keep your kids busy this Summer hereSummer reading program information, and Summer events guide. Make sure to follow the Facebook page because we are always posting.

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Monday, July 10

Photo via NPS Website
A turtle hatchling release is expected today. 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

National Don't Step on a Bee Day at 10 am
Educational event for National Don't Step on a Bee Day. Live bee display for kids and everyone to see!
Garden Senior Center
Cost: Free
5325 Greely Dr.

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: Iron Giant at 10:30 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.


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
Rotating activities, rec room, Legos and movies.
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 a house in a box.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Tuesday, July 11

Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day 2017 from open to 7 pm
Any guest who visits a location dressed as a cow receives free entrée.
Cost: Free
All Chick-fil-A locations

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.

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: Iron Giant at 10:30 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.



La Retama Central Library Presents Rickey Pittman from 11 am to 12 pm
Stories and songs of South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley
Cost: Free
La Retama Library
805 Comanche St.

Peter Piper Pizza Summer Kids Days: Happy Birthday to You
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

Janet Harte Library Build a Better Brain at 2 pm
Rotating activities, escape room, story/craft time and science. Ages 6 and up.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.
La Retama Central Library Loom Knitting Basics from 4 to 5:30 pm
Come learn to knit a hat, scarf, head band, flower, and more! Recommended for ages 8 and up. Supplies provided on a first come, first served basis.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche
361-826-7000

Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library Going Green from 5:30 to 6 pm 
Learn about gardening, recycling, and helping the environment.
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX



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

Early Scholars Academy Family Summer Camp
 from 6 to 7:30 pm

For families with children ages 4-12. Designed for maximum fun, this camp will encourage children and their parents to interact with one another and learn by playing. Using the various learning pods, families will be offered the following topics and activities.
Cost: $10 per person per one-day camp. Register ahead of time.
1356 FM 43 (adjacent to the London ISD school complex)
361-452-4600

Danny Green Meet and Greet from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Free autographs and pictures with Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs.
Cost: Free
Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay
500 North 69 Highway 77
Robstown, TX

Hurricane Alley Waterpark Dive In Movie: Finding Nemo at sunset
Cost: $12.99 plus tax after 5 pm
702 E Port Ave
361-883-9283

Wednesday, June 12

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

 Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: Iron Giant at 10:30 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.

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

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Build a Better Brain at 3 pm
Join us for science fun, a story or a craft (ages 6 to 9).
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton


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 Motif Band.
Cost: Free
5488 S. Padre Island Drive

Thursday, July 13

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse at 9:30 am
Ten weeks of fun films for kids. This week it's The Iron Giant.
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: Iron Giant at 10:30 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.


Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library Lucas Miller Singing Zoologist from 11 am to 12 pm 
Kids will giggle hysterically, sing with wild abandon and learn about ecosystems, adaptations, metamorphosis and much more!
Cost: Free
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, TX

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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