Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide April 20-22, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Happy weekend! A great Spring weekend coming up with lots of fun activities for the whole family. 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 Weekend


The Birdiest Festival in America 
Features field trips throughout South Texas for some of the best bird sightings in the country. birding workshops, guest speakers, trade show, Raptor Project shows, and more. Events take place in various locations throughout the area. See link for details.
Cost: $35

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center 
The public can enjoy parts of “Birdiest Festival in America” for reduced Botanical Gardens admission through Sunday! There will be arts and crafts booths on Saturday and new Family Fun Area. Click the link for the full schedule and you can also check out the Raptor Show.
Cost: $5 adults, $3 children ages three through 12
8545 S. Staples St.

Friday, April 20

Mireles Elementary PTA Maritime Festival 2018 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm 
Food, Games, and Fun for the whole Family! Bounce Houses, Rockwall Climb, Pony Ride, Games, Petting Zoo, Food Trucks and much more! There will be a Silent Auction with many wonderful items. Hope to see everyone there!
Cost: Free
7658 Cimarron Blvd.


Metro E Drama Club Presents Lion King Jr. Musical at 6 pm
Cost: Free admission
Metro E Bennett Auditorium
1707 Ayers St.

Saturday, April 21

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



Texas State Aquarium Party for the Planet from 9 am to 3 pm
First, join us at Adopt-A-Beach from 9 am to 12 pm and help clean up North Beach. Participants will earn discounted admission to the Aquarium! Then from 10 am - 3 pm, celebrate our wildlife and the natural world with fun games and activities throughout our Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Journey habitats, including: scavenger hunt, raffle with prizes, T-shirt bag making station, native wildflower seed balls activity, sustainable seafood tasting with red snapper, Party for the Planet cake, face-painting, eco-friendly bubbles, eco-friendly face painting, Tic Tac Tocean, recycling corn hole, party for the Planet-themed animal enrichment, eco-tips throughout underwater exhibits ....and more!
Cost: All activities FREE with your admission or membership! Admission Adult (13 & Up): $34.95, Senior (65 & Up), Military or Student: $32.95, Child (3-12): $24.95, Child 2 and under: Free. Members Free, Parking: Free
Texas State Aquarium
2710 N Shoreline Blvd.


La Retama Central Library Celebrate Books, Art and Music from 10 am to 4 pm
Library festival fun for all. Celebrate Week of the Young Child with children's activities from 10 am to 12 pm. Activities include face painting, crafts, games, music fun, live animal, Dinos Alive CC and more. Teen activities from 12 pm to 4pm include body art, crafts, games, and more.
Cost: Free
805 Comanche

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 N. Shoreline

Science Saturday Corpus Christi from 10 am to 4 pm
This family-friendly STEM event will feature lab tours, hand-on activities, demo's, guest lectures, music and food!
Cost: Free
Garcia Science Building at Del Mar College
101 Baldwin Blvd.

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

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Explore the Outdoors with Wild Kratts and Nature Cat at 10:30 am
Reserve your seat with a donation with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station. 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 cell phones and other devices stay dark.
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.


Barnes and Noble We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Storytime at 11 am 
Filled with gentle humor and insight, Oliver Jeffers' New York Times bestselling Here We Are is a poignant celebration of life on Earth. Join us for Storytime, with activities to follow.
Cost: Free
Blanche D Moore Drive

Anita and W.T. Neyland Public Library Chess Club at 11 am
Come and have fun! Play against others! All ages and all levels are welcome. Please bring your chessboard if you have one
Cost: Free
1230 Carmel Pkwy.


Michaels Kids MAKEbreak Tie-Dye T-Shirts from 1 to 3 pm
Get ready for sunny weather! Use rubber bands and dye to create a bright tie-dyed shirt in a unique pattern. Buy the T-shirt, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
Cost: Buy the t-shirt, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.


Corpus Christi Symphony Pops in the Park from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
A unique, family-friendly event that combines the magic of music, a synchronized light show on the iconic Harbor Bridge and a magnificent fireworks display that fills the night sky with vivid colors. Celebrating our seventh year, Pops in the Park has become a South Texas family favorite where 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 event kicks off with a pre-concert show which includes performances by student musical groups and civic organizations, a salute to the military, and culminates with the sounds of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. This year’s concert will feature a special guest performer, Jeremy Jordan. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, Jeremy Jordan is a Tony and Grammy nominated vocalist
Cost: Tickets start at $10 for adults, $5 for students. Kids 12 and under free. Buy online.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave


Corpus Christi Ballet: Official Presents Giselle at 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $12 plus fees
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.

Sunday, April 22

Art Center of Corpus Christi Sunday Pop Up Farmers Market from 11 am to 2 pm 
We will be hosting a fun celebration day for the youth of our community to tell us all how they got involved in leadership projects to support change in food security and sustainable agriculture in the Coastal Bend. We will also be inviting any of our vendor friends to set up their farmers market booths for all to purchase more great seasonal goodies on a beautiful Spring day in Downtown Corpus Christi.
Cost: Free admission
Art Center of Corpus Christi
100 N Shoreline Blvd.

Corpus Christi Ballet: Official Presents Giselle at 3 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $12 plus fees
American Bank Center Selena Auditorium
1901 N Shoreline Blvd.
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