September 22, 1938

In the summer of 1936, a city zoo was born in Ben Garza Park. The zoo housed lions, javelinas, and other wild species.

The bears were Dick Flores’ special pets. As zookeeper, Flores fed the animals once each day at 2 o’clock. When feeding time came around baskets full of bread, carrots, and lettuce that had been donated by a number of grocery stores and bakeries, were...
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Boy Scouts - Join us on Saturday as we complete requirements for your robotics badge. Space is limited so call 826-4667 to register your scout today!

Date & Time: Saturday, Jan 21st, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $15 for members, $20 for non-members
Today is National Museum Selfie Day so we had to share a few of the selfies our museum staff took today. #MuseumSelfie
We are having an art contest leading up to our big Chisholm Trail Family Fun Day on February 11th.

Be creative and send us your drawing or painting to enter!

Rules:

Age categories: 8 yrs and under, 9-13 yrs, & 14-18 yrs

Subject matter: Chisholm Trail & Cowboy theme

Prizes: First Place in each age category will receive free admission (family of 4) to Chisholm Trail Family Fun Day on Feb...
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Educators - you are invited to visit the museum tomorrow evening for a free Teachers Preview Night. Check out the new HEB Science Center and preview educational programs we’ve worked hard to create for you.

Also, enter for a chance to WIN a free field trip for your class!

Date & Time: Wed, Jan. 18th, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Come and go as you please

To RSVP call Sarah Coles at 361-826-4661 or...
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Have you ever wanted to know what makes a robot tick? It’s cooler (and more complicated) than you think! In this three-hour class scouts will design, build, and test their own working robots. This program completes requirements 4 and 5 and comes with resources to fulfill the other requirements.

Space is limited so call 826-4667 to register your scout today!

Date & Time: Saturday, Jan 21st,...
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Snow blankets the residential yard at 4109 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, following snowfall in January 1940.

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We're having some out-of-this-world fun during a space themed Family Fun Day at the museum today! Come out and join us. We are open until 5:00 pm.
Blast off at our space themed Family Fun Day on Saturday! Participate in out-of-this world activities and crafts, enjoy the science shows, and create your own planet.

Date & Time: Saturday, Jan. 14th, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Cost: General Admission, FREE for members
The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is hosting our annual Teacher Preview Night. Educators are invited to visit the museum, free of charge, to check out the new HEB Science Center and preview educational programs we’ve worked hard to create for you, your students, and your family.

Also, enter for a chance to WIN a free field trip for your class!

Date: Wednesday, Jan....
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We are cracking the case this morning at Home School Day and learning the science behind the techniques used by law enforcement agencies such as the NYPD and the FBI.

If you missed today, join us for one of our next sessions on January 20th or 31st.

To register, call the museum at 826-4667. Space is limited.
Congratulations to all of the newly engaged lovebirds out there! Now, it's time to plan for the big day.

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History is the perfect unique setting for everything from bridal portraits to the big day itself. Give us a call at 361-826-4667 and let us help you start planning your big day!
3, 2, 1. . . Blastoff! We’re taking off into space for this Family Fun Day. Come to the museum and explore the universe with out-of-this world activities and crafts! Enjoy the Museum’s science shows and create your own planet.

Date & Time: Saturday, Jan. 14th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: General Admission, FREE for members
Join us this evening as we welcome our guest speaker, Dr. Edward Buskey, Professor in the Department of Marine Science and Research Coordinator of Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve. He will be discussing the bioluminescence of marine plankton, predator-prey interactions and the effects of crude oil on marine plankton.

Date & Time: January 10th, 7:00 pm

Cost: FREE for...
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Homeschoolers - We need your help to crack the case! Learn advanced techniques used by law enforcement agencies such as the NYPD and the FBI to solve the most serious crimes.

Date & Time: January 12th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members

Register by calling the museum at 826-4667.
January 1, 1947 - “New Year’s Day Sail”

"The Shark" taking a New Year's Day sail on Corpus Christi Bay.

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Join us in a fascinating discussion about the bioluminescence of marine plankton, predator-prey interactions and the effects of crude oil on marine plankton. We welome Dr. Edward Buskey, Professor in the Department of Marine Science and Research Coordinator of Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Date & Time: January 10th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost: FREE for members, $5 for...
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IT'S A NEW YEAR!

Here at the Museum we are making some exciting new changes! We are pleased to announce that we are now publishing online a quarterly newsletter, "Museum Explorer" with in-depth articles on what's happening at the museum and in our area as it relates to our mission as a museum of science and history.

Please enjoy the first edition of Museum Explorer celebrating the 60th...
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Registration for Spring Break Science Camp is now open!

To register, call the museum at 361-826-4667

Members: $215 for the week
Non-Members: $240 for the week

$25 late registration fee (After Feb 28)

Check out the photo gallery from our Noon Year's 2017 event. If you took a picture with our photographer make sure and head over to our website to save your photo.