Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide June 22-24, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Summer is in full swing with all kinds of fun going on all over the Corpus Christi area! It's been very rainy but it looks like this weekend might be a scorcher. Don't let that discourage you from doing some of your favorite activities. Just make sure to stay cool! 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


Harbor Playhouse Presents Grease at 7:30 pm
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals. NOTICE – Please be advised that this production of GREASE contains ADULT CONTENT.
Cost: Adult $18, Military, Senior, student $15, Child (under 13) $10. Buy tickets online or at the box office.
Harbor Playhouse
1802 N Chaparral St.


Hurricane Alley Waterpark from 11 am to 6 pm
Cost: $12 Admission before 12 noon and $15 after
702 E. Port Ave.

Friday, June 22

Bell/Whittington Public Library Edge of Imagination Station at 10 am
This program is open to families with a recommended age of 5 and older. The Edge of Imagination Station is a mobile stop motion lab where kids and families can create a short video.
Cost: Free. Pre-registration is required because space is limited. Register by calling the library at 361-777-4560 (library opens at 9 am)
2400 Memorial Pkwy
Portland, Texas

La Retama Central Library Summer Matinee at 2 pm
Join us for a family movie. Popcorn and snacks will be served while supplies last. You are also welcome to bring your own snacks to enjoy during the movie.
Cost: Free
La Retama Central Library
805 Comanche


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Birding by Ear Workshop at 6 pm
Learn to identify local bird calls in this two-part workshop is intended to teach some basic skills and techniques to learn local birds by sound. Examples would be Painted Buntings, White-eyed Vireos, Cardinals, Mockingbirds, Doves, etc. Friday night’s session will be an indoor classroom time for tips and techniques for learning specific bird calls.
Cost: $2 of charge and open to individuals and families with children 12 years old and up. All children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult. Limit 20 participants.
Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center
2446 N. Oso Parkway
Corpus Christi, TX


Corpus Christi Hooks Blue Ghosts Weekend at 7 pm
Gates open 6:05 pm. The Hooks celebrate the USS Lexington CV-16 by defending Whataburger Field as the Blue Ghosts from this Thursday through Saturday! Our Military Appreciation Weekend features great giveaways, flyovers, skydivers, ticket discounts, USS Lexington exhibits, and fireworks! Buy a special $15 ticket and receive this Blue Ghosts Challenge Coin along with your reserved seat. Also, stick around after the game for Bud Light Friday Fireworks. Friday's game is presented by Sherwin Williams.
Cost: Tickets start at $8. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Saturday, June 23

Padre Island National Seashore Turtle Hatchling Release at 6:45 am 
A turtle hatchling release is expected either June 23rd or 24th. 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 Birding by Ear Workshop at 8:30 am
Learn to identify local bird calls in this two-part workshop is intended to teach some basic skills and techniques to learn local birds by sound. Examples would be Painted Buntings, White-eyed Vireos, Cardinals, Mockingbirds, Doves, etc. Saturday morning will be a guided walk to practice your new skills on our nature trails. Participants should wear good walking shoes, bring plenty of water, and possibly a small camp chair to carry and dress for the weather. Binoculars and field guides will be provided during the program.
Cost: $2 of charge and open to individuals and families with children 12 years old and up. All children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult. Limit 20 participants.
Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center
2446 N. Oso Parkway
Corpus Christi, TX

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 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


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


Michaels Kids Club Outdoor Adventures 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: $2 per child for kids 3-6, $5 for kids 6+. Supplies included.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.


Corpus Christi Comic Con from 10 am to 7 pm
Celebrate comics, toys, cosplay, TV, film and fun all in the greatest city in Texas.
Cost: Pass $30, 2-Day Pass $40, child (Ages 6-10) weekend pass $15. Free parking. Tickets are available online or at any H-E-B Business Center
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, Texas

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Wild Kratt's Marathon 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.

Janet F. Harte Public Library Rockin' Reptiles at 11 am 
Meet reptiles from the South Texas Botanical Gardens! All Ages.
Cost: Free
2629 Waldron Rd.


Barnes and Noble Storytime and Activities Featuring Jurassic Park Little Golden Book at 11 am
Introduce little ones to the world of Jurassic Park. This action-packed (and age-appropriate) title is great for dinosaur lovers, both new and old. Activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 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.

USS Lexington Museum On The Bay Corpus Christi Hooks Batting Practice on the Flight Deck at 12 pm
Select Hooks players will take batting practice atop the USS Lexington Museum. The selected players will compete to see who can launch the longest shot off the bow towards Corpus Christi bay. The event is part of the team's Blue Ghosts Weekend celebration, which honors the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Lexington CV-16.
 Cost: General Admission pricing is Adults-$16.95, Senior or Active Military-$14.95, Children (ages 4-12)-$11.95 and Children 3 and under are free. If you bring your Hooks Season Ticket Pass or ticket stub from any 2018 game, you get $3.00 off LEX general admission.
USS Lexington Museum On The Bay
2914 N Shoreline Blvd.


Michaels Kids MAKEbreak Goblies T-Shirt Game from 1 to 3 pm
Paint numbers on a shirt for game time!
Cost: Buy the T-shirt, and the supplies to decorate it will be provided. We’ll also provide a demo in store at the event.
4717-E S Padre Island Dr.


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center and Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Wetlands Workshop Turtle Time from 2 to 3:30 pm
Turtle time! Sea turtle identification and adventures! Come for family fun at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve as we continue our Wetlands Workshop series hosted by the Preserve and Harte Research Institute. We will learn to identify the sea turtles of the Gulf of Mexico and map the migration route of a female Kemp’s Ridley. These activities and the short presentation will inform participants about the unique lives of our beloved Texas sea turtles! The program is designed for ages 6 and up.
Cost: Free. Online registration is required.
Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center
2446 North Oso Pkwy

Corpus Christi Hooks Blue Ghosts Weekend at 7:05 pm 
Gates open 5:35 pm. The Hooks celebrate the USS Lexington CV-16 by defending Whataburger Field as the Blue Ghosts from this Thursday through Saturday! Our Military Appreciation Weekend features great giveaways, flyovers, skydivers, ticket discounts, USS Lexington exhibits, and fireworks! Join us for a special Super Saturday at Whataburger Field as the first 2,000 fans receive a Jose Altuve Blue Ghosts Bobblehead presented by Wigington, Rumley, Dunn & Blair. Cost: Tickets start at $8. Buy tickets online or call 361-561-HOOK.
Whataburger Field
734 E Port Ave.

Sunday, June 24

Corpus Christi Comic Con from 10 am to 6 pm
Celebrate comics, toys, cosplay, TV, film and fun all in the greatest city in Texas.
Cost: Pass $25, 2-Day Pass $40, child (Ages 6-10) weekend pass $15. Free parking. Tickets are available online or at any H-E-B Business Center. Free admission Sunday for Veterans, Active Military, and First Responders.
Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds
1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd.
Robstown, Texas


Travis Baptist Church A Patriotic Celebration from 10:45 am to 12 pm
Kick off the American Independence season with this special musical tribute to America, God and our Founding Fathers.
Cost: Free
Travis Baptist Church
5802 Weber Rd.

First United Methodist Church Corpus Christi Red, White, and Blue Review from 5 to 9 pm
Come join the First UMC Chancel Choir and musicians from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a grand evening to celebrate our country's independence and honor our veterans. A drill team will present the colors and children are invited to join in a flag parade. Wear your red, white, and blue for a fun-filled evening concluding with root beer floats! Food trucks will begin serving at 5 pm, the music starts at 7!
Cost: Free to the public
First United Methodist Church of Corpus Christi
900 S Shoreline Blvd.


Corpus Christi Municipal Band Concert at 8:30 pm
The Corpus Christi Municipal Band delights audiences with a variety of tunes– ranging from marches and pops to light classical music and show melodies.
Cost: Free
Retama Room (2nd floor of Harvin Center)
101 Baldwin Blvd.

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