Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekday Picks August 7-10, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 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, August 7

Early Scholars Academy Summer Storytime Gone Fishing in the Ocean Roomat 9:30 am
Peel your children away from their technology devices to enjoy storytime at the ESA. Singing, activities and crafts inspired by weekly book themes is the order of the day. Show your child how much fun it is to listen to stories and make connections through exploring, play and a love of reading! Parents are required to attend this event with children.
Cost: $10. Register online.
ESA Tropics Room
1356 F.M. 43
Corpus Christi, TX

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: Song of the Sea 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.

Janet Harte Library Rec Room at 1 pm
Rotating activities, rec room, Legos and movies.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Ruckus Room at 3 pm
Fun with Legos.
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 building a coral reef.
Cost: Free
3202 McKinzie Rd.

Tuesday, August 8 


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: Song of the Sea 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.

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library Loom Knitting at 11:30 am
Join us for loom knitting. Materials are available, but limited. All levels welcome. (Ages 10-17)
Cost: Free
5930 Brockhampton

Corpus Christi Hooks vs. Tulsa Drillers at 7:05 pm
Gates open 6:05 pm. Mike Shaw Automotive Family Night; 4 reserved-seat tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas – an $80 value for $40. Check out the Hooks Facebook page for posts on Sunday evenings and Tuesday mornings. Follow to cchooks.com and print your voucher for presentation at the box office. Restrictions apply. Builder’s Night at the ballpark, with discounted tickets for home building- and financing-related industries. Contact Tanner Twomey at 361-561-4718 to learn more. United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce Night, call Diana Sleep at 361-561-4695 for details.
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave

Peter Piper Pizza Summer Kids Days Peter Piper "Fiesta" 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


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


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

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

Wednesday, August 9 

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Camp Kids: Song of the Sea 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: Rapunzel Craft at 3 pm
Join us for a craft based upon the book Falling For Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox!
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.

Corpus Christi Hooks vs. Tulsa Drillers at 7:05 pm
Gates open 6:05 pm. 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! Young Business Professionals Night, contact Tanner Twomey at 361-561-4718 for discounted tickets. National Anthem by Marisela Hinojosa.
Cost: Tickets start at $7. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave

Thursday, August 10 

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse at 9:30 am
Ten weeks of fun films for kids. This week it's hotel Sing.
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: Song of the Sea 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.


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

Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library The Great Escape at 4:30 pm 
Solve a murder mystery. Play a role and figure out who the murderer is. Ages 10 and older.
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


Storytime with Mr. Kippy at Nueces County Library System Keach Family Library LEGO Family Night from 6 to 7 pm
Learn to build and code with Lego WeDo 2.0 Ages 6 and up. This project is made possible by a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Science. (2017)
Cost: Free. Registration required.
1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, Texas

Corpus Christi Hooks vs. Tulsa Drillers at 7:05 pm
Gates open 5:35 pm. The first 2,000 fans take home a Hooks Hunting Cap from your Coastal Bend Chevy Dealers. Thirsty Thursday (discounted soda and beer), from Stripes. After 8:30 a.m. on the 10th, go to the Stripes Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/stripesstores 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. Educator Appreciation Night with discounted tickets, call Zach Kaddatz at 361-561-4714. National Anthem by Rhianna Sturgeon.
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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