Affordable Educational Summer Activities for Children

The 2019-2020 school year was anything but normal due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. With schools being closed for the last few months, parents had to assume the role of teachers by facilitating online learning and keeping their children occupied at home. How the upcoming academic school year will look is uncertain. Educators are trying to wrap their head around what is best for their students, families and staff. It is certain that the time away from the classrooms allowed educators to reevaluate the routine learning regime and improve educational processes in a safe and healthy manner.

Now that we are in the summer months and businesses are slowly beginning to reopen, so are summer activities allowing children to take their learning outside. Even though some summer activities are reopening, they will look different in order to take the necessary safety precautions as sanctioned. Below you will find a resource list of some options in our surrounding area:

Summer Activities

Art Museum of South Texas

Location: 1902 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Dates/Times: Tues – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Mon: Closed

Cost: Free

Lexington Museum on the Bay

Location: 2914 N. Shoreline Blvd P.O. Box 23076 Corpus Christi, Texas 78402

Dates/Times: Memorial Day – Labor Day 9am-5pm;

Cost: Adults: $16.95, Children: $11.95, Seniors & Military $14.95

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Location: 1900 N Chaparral St. Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Dates/Times: Monday – Saturday:  10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday:  12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: Adults $12, Senior Citizens $9, Children (ages 3-12) $9, Children (ages 2 and under) Free, Military (w/I.D.) $9

South Texas Botanical Gardens

Location: 8545 South Staples Corpus Christi TX. 78413

Dates/Times: Open Daily 9am to 6pm

Cost: Adults/Children Ages (13-59) – $9; 60+Seniors/*Active Military/*College – $7 (ID Required); Children Ages (3-12) – $5; Children Under 3 – Free with Paid Adult

Texas State Aquarium

Location: 2710 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402

Dates/Times: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily

Cost: Adult (Ages 13+) $29.95; Child (Ages 3-12) $19.95; Child (Ages 2 and younger) $0; Military and Seniors $27.95; Student $27.95 

Fitness Lane

Location: 402 S. Shoreline Blvd. between Cole Park and the Art Center of Corpus Christi 

Dates/Times: Saturday, June 6, through Saturday, August 29

Cost: Free for ages 8 and older