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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Art Center Of Corpus Christi
Art Center Of Corpus Christi

(361) 884-6406

100 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions Website

An architectural gem on the city's bayfront, The Art Center of Corpus Christi is home to 11 arts organizations, and showcases works from local and area artists in rotating exhibitions. The 14,400-square-foot building houses a main gallery and four studios, including a clay studio that encourages artists to complete works-in-progress in front of visitors.

The Art Center also offers art classes, to express your own creativity in photos, watercolors, oils, sculpture or other media. Workshops, outreach projects and other events to promote the arts to the public are an integral part of the Art Center of Corpus Christi as well.

 

Art Museum of South Texas
Art Museum of South Texas

(361) 825-3500

1902 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions Website

Explore The Art Museum of South Texas and see how it reflects and captures the glow of sunlight and moonlight on the edge of Corpus Christi Bay.

View and admire the ground-breaking exhibits and the inventive displays that showcase exciting new works of art. There are more than 1,300 pieces in the museum's permanent collection, including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, collages, mixed media, ceramics, and textiles.

Cain Art Gallery | Del Mar College
Cain Art Gallery | Del Mar College

(361) 698-1216

101 Baldwin Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78404   Directions Website

Witness the artwork by local students, faculty, and regional and national artists at Cain Art Gallery at Ayers campus of Del Mar College, where you will be encouraged to appreciate and understand art in a new and proficient way by exploring its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art displayed in a dignified, distinguished, and noble setting.

Located on the first floor of the Art Department, the Cain Art Gallery intends to appeal to a wide audience stimulating and educating the student artist while providing a source of cultural enrichment for Del Mar College students and the wider community.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

(361) 826-4667

1900 N Chaparral St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions Website

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History invites you to explore the natural history exhibits and a collection of artifacts that tell the history of the New World as it unfolded on the Gulf Coast.

Check out the unique life-sized replicas of the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria ships. The vessels were a gift from Spain to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World. They were constructed from authentic 15th-century materials, including wood from the same forest as Columbus' ships and hand-forged nails.

Other exhibits include an interactive shipwreck display, artifacts related to French explorer Robert Cavelier, the Children's Wharf, Native American crafts, and bird and reptile eggs that chronicle the history and culture of South Texas.

Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Educational Center
Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Educational Center

(361) 881-8827

1809 N Chaparral St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions Website

Take a trip through Asia and learn about ancient customs while gazing at the artistry of Japanese kimonos, porcelains, and even a rickshaw. Admire the beauty of artifacts from India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Thailand, The Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, and Laos. The treasures, stories, and richness of each country’s people await you at the Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center.

Beautiful Asian artifacts and a collection of intricately-carved pieces are sure to be among the high points of your visit. The Museum also offers many educational classes for students and the general public each year and is open to gatherings and special events with an Asian flair.

Texas Surf Museum
Texas Surf Museum

(361) 882-2364

309 N Water St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401   Directions Website

Stop by the Texas Surf Museum, where they enlighten the world with the unique culture and history of Texas surfing, encourage the community to experience the fun, accessible and healthy lifestyle of surfing and related board sports, and educate everyone in proper conservation practices to protect and preserve the beaches, bays, and waterways of the Texas Gulf Coast.

As the only surf museum in Coastal Bend, it is a must-see for anyone who has ever surfed and a delightful adventure for non-surfers. Relax on a bench made from surfboards, catch a surf film in the projection theater, and spot old buddies and young stars in the hundreds of photos scattered throughout the museum.

The Selena Museum
The Selena Museum

(361) 289-9013

5410 Leopard St
Corpus Christi, TX 78408   Directions Website

Commemorate the legendary Tejano star, Selena Quintanilla, as you walk through the Selena Museum, where you can view her many accomplishments that have been put on display so that her loving and adoring fans from around the world can feel closer to the singer who left us too soon.

As you stroll through the museum, you'll see her music memorabilia, performance outfits, a collection of pictures, awards, and even her iconic red 1986 Porsche. If you want more Selena, visit her statue by the water or pay your respects at her gravesite.

USS Lexington Museum
USS Lexington Museum

(361) 888-4873

2914 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78402   Directions Website

Return to the past as you step aboard the USS Lexington Museum, where you'll experience the World War II aircraft carrier that symbolizes the perseverance and determination of sailors, pilots, and military personnel who fought for freedom during the war.

The floating museum features self-guided tours through the ship's maze of tunnels and ladders. Five self-guided tours cover 100,000 square feet and 11 decks. Sections of the ship that are open to the public include the hangar deck, engine room and sick bay, gallery deck, flight deck, navigation bridge, pilot house, and a chart house.

University Galleries | Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
University Galleries | Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

(361) 825-5752

6300 Ocean Dri 1st Fl
Corpus Christi, TX 78411   Directions Website

Take a meaningful stroll through The University Galleries at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, which accommodates both the Weil Gallery and the Islander Art Gallery.

Here you will be impressed by the traditional gallery spaces used for screenings, symposia, and exhibitions of work by TAMU-CC graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and visiting artists from the local, national, and international contexts.

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