Corpus Christi attractions

Top Choice Aquarium in Corpus Christi

Texas State Aquarium

You can learn about marine life along the Gulf Coast at this newly renovated space. There are three large handling tanks to get up close to sharks, jellyfish, stingrays and the like, plus exhibits covering the depth…
Top Choice Museum in Corpus Christi

Art Museum of South Texas

Rotating exhibits of contemporary art are the main feature at this dramatic museum, across an art-filled plaza from the Museum of Science & History, with selections from the permanent collection of American art.…
Museum in Corpus Christi

USS Lexington Museum

Dominating the Corpus Christi bay is this 900ft-long aircraft carrier moored just north of the ship channel. The ship served in the Pacific during WWII and was finally retired in 1991. High-tech exhibits give visito…
Historic Site in Corpus Christi

Heritage Park

Originally a neighborhood of old homes, Heritage Park has morphed into a theme park of old homes. A dozen Corpus houses, from humble to grand and dating back as far as 1851, have been moved to this area bounded by M…
Nature Reserve in Corpus Christi

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

Overlooking Oso Bay, this city-run nature reserve of 162 acres has 4 miles of trails to wander. The surrounding wetlands are a haven for birdlife, and volunteers at the visitor center can help identify species. The …
Museum in Corpus Christi

Museum of Science & History

Explore Spanish shipwrecks, Texas' natural history and more at this fun museum. See how native Texas proved to be the doom of French explorer La Salle, and have a look at the peculiar gallery devoted to historical a…
Museum in Corpus Christi

Museum of Asian Cultures

This small but well-curated museum is worth a look if you have an interest in art from across South and Southeast Asia, but particularly from Japan. There are some interesting masks and Kabuki figures, plus a tranqu…
Museum in Corpus Christi

K Space Contemporary

This small space hosts contemporary-art exhibitions, which rotate every four to six weeks, with a penchant for emerging artists. The often-provocative installations are thought provoking, but themes can sometimes be…
Museum in Corpus Christi

Selena Museum

Selena's studio is still a working music and production house, presided over by her still-proud father Abraham Quintanilla Jr. It includes numerous displays dedicated to the life of Selena, including her awards, her…
Beach in Corpus Christi

North Beach

The closest beach to downtown lies across the ship channel to the north. It gets busy in season, but the tight-packed sands and handful of places to eat and drink make for a fun excursion just out of the city.`