1814 Ennis Joslin Rd , Corpus Christi, TX, US, 78412

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  • Arts & Museums

    »Art Center of Corpus Christi

    The Art Center of Corpus Chrsiti aims to promote and display the work of local artists and to educate the public about art. Aside from the gallery that is always changing with new temporary exhibitions, the establishment also has meeting halls and classrooms. The gift shop is a great place to find a unique souvenir, all articles are produced by local artists, usually items are hand made. Be sure to visit the art center's trendy restaurant, Jezebelle's for a bite to eat.

    100 North Shoreline Boulevard
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    »Texas Surf Museum

    This unexpected little museum is located in the back of Surf Club Records seeks to commemorate the rich surfing history of Texas. Despite it's size, the museum is well presented with every nook and cranny of space used to its best potential. Here you will see vintage surf boards of all shapes, sizes and colors, photographs and other surfing paraphernalia. Often special exhibitions are organized that focus on a specific aspect of surfing like surfer movies and women surfers. Just look for the "woody" outside the front door of the museum.

    309 North Water Street
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    »Centennial House

    The oldest house in Corpus Christi is more that 100 years old. Built in 1849, it was the home of Senator Forbes Britton. Constructed by Berry Gravis and Yates with local brick and scored masonry, the house got its name from it's 100th anniversary in 1949. At the time it was built it was possible to view Mann's Wharf from the house, but after years of devastating hurricanes, during the early part of the 20th Century, the shoreline was moved farther east and the sea wall was built. Amazingly, it was weathered further storms and today it is possible to tour the facility for a look back at history.  Now open every first Sunday of the month. Call for special tours.

    411 North Broadway
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    »K Space Contemporary

    Founded in 1995 as a cooperative artist's studio, the gallery gets its name from the Kress Five and Dime shop that was the former tenant of the building. Today, this non-profit organization aims to advance and cultivate contemporary art in South Texas. Various special exhibits are organized throughout the year. Here you will find paintings, sculptures and multi-media works on display, all done by talented local artists. Be sure to visit the gift shop for one of a kind, hand made souvenirs and small pieces of art.

    415 D Starr Street
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    »Museum of Hispanic Culture

    Part of the Insituto de Cultura Hispanica de Corpus Christi, this small museum aims to advance and promote the history of Hispanic culture to visitors and residents of the city. With various exhibitions from all over the Hispanic world, the museum is a hidden jewel located in Lichtenstein House in Heritage Park.

    1617 North Chaparral Street
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    »Art Museum of South Texas

    This building was designed by Philip Johnson, and is made of poured concrete. This 3-level structure stands majestically by the sea, and houses an interesting permanent collection and an always changing temporary exhibition. Most pieces are American contemporary and include paintings and sculptures. Be sure to look up, some glass sculptures hang from the ceiling! For the little ones there is a children's play area located downstairs. If art makes you hungry, step into the elegant Dobson cafe for a light lunch.

    1902 Shoreline Boulevard
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    »South Texas Institute for the Arts

    Consisting of the Art Museum of South Texas, the Creative Arts Center, and the Center for Hispanic Arts, this arts institute contains a permanent, comprehensive collection of approximately 1,864 works of art in a wide variety of both styles and mediums, with a particular emphasis on works by artists associated with the state of Texas. Diverse exhibition and educational programs are also available.

    1902 North Shoreline Boulevard
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

    »Asian Cultures Museum and Educational Center

    The largest collection of artifacts from Japan are on display at this museum that features over 8,000 objects and documents, as well as arts and crafts from the Philippines, China, and Korea.

    1809 North Chaparral Street
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

    »Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures

    Unexpectedly located in the heart of the Texas coastline, the Texas State Asian Cultures Museum exhibits pieces of art and furniture from India, China Sri Lanka, Laos and many more Asian countries. On the Second floor you will find the education center which is aimed towards teaching children about Asian cultures through costumes, storytelling and crafts. Special events are scheduled throughout the year.

    1809 North Chaparral Street
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    »Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

    For an educational day out with the kids, visit the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, located in Bayfront Park in just across from the Art Museum of South Texas. What really draws visitors to this museum are the replicas of the Pinta, Nina and Santa Maria; the ships that Christopher Columbus sailed when he arrived in the Americas. Guided tours of the ships are available every hour and are included in the price of admission. Please note that the ships are not wheelchair accessible, reduced priced tickets are available for those with limited mobility. Aside from the ships, the museum exhibits a number of historical photographs and artifacts, some dating back to precolumbian times. There is even a special section of the museum dedicated to the history of Corpus Christi.

    1900 North Chaparral Street
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401

    »USS LEXINGTON Museum On The Bay

    This retired aircraft carrier was once used as a training facility but is now a floating museum. Resting pleasantly on Corpus Christi Bay, this impressive ship is a sight to see from the coast. There is a free shuttle that takes you from land all the way up a long ramp to the ships hangar entrance. Aboard the ship you will be able to explore the flight deck, the control and navigation rooms and even the captain's quarters. Also on the ship is an extensive World War II and Pearl Harbor exhibit. Be sure to drop by the theater to catch some authentic military footage and exceptional documentaries. The gift shop is a must for souvenirs and military memorabilia.

    2914 North Shoreline Boulevard
    Corpus Christi, TX 78403

    »International Kite Museum, The

    Tucked in a corner of this resort hotel, this small museum is a celebration of the fascinating history of kites from their origin in the Orient to today.

    3200 Surfside Boulevard
    Corpus Christi, Texas 78403
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