Imaginations run wild aboard the USS LEXINGTON. The sights, the sounds are so real and so intense you'll feel like you've been transported back in time. There are thousands of stories within these steel walls and thousands more still to be written. It's time for you to experience this one-of-a-kind experience.
The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History offers a chance to interact with everything from geology and biology to sunken ships and American history, all through the lens of South Texas examples. The 100,000-square-foot building contains many standing exhibits, a theater featuring local productions, and the Children's Wharf playscape. Artifacts include one of the oldest shipwrecks in the Western hemisphere?the resting place of the San Esteban and Esp?ritu Santo?which plunged, storm-wracked, into the waters around Padre Island in 1554. The museum even boasts a Smithsonian-designed exhibit that explores the Seeds of Change, the five things brought to America via ship that changed its shape forever, including corn, potatoes, disease, horses, and a competent cartographer.
Stocked with a roster of talented young puck manipulators, the IceRays are taking on their fellow South Division skaters from Wichita Falls as they fight for a chance to victoriously hoist the Robertson Cup and dump ice water on head coach Brent Hughes. Fans can also enjoy special half-priced domestic drafts while enjoying excellent views of the NAHL action in the horseshoe-shaped arena.
The Imaginarium of South Texas stimulate the minds of youthful guests with a year's supply of curiosity-inspiring interactive exhibits, workshops, and events. Next year's rocket scientists and quantum theorists are exhaustively vetted with visits to the new permanent Thinking Tinkering exhibit, which invites junior brainstormers to enhance the design of missiles, art cars, and dryer-resistant teddy bears. Fulfill conductor-centric dreams in the Union Pacific interactive model train, complete with a matching miniature wooden set for toddlers, or foster fledgling creative impulses in the Shadow Room light and laser studio. Kids can get an early prep for the logic and physics sections of the SAT with the magnetic Wonder Wall, which features gear chains to construct and Sudoku puzzles to crack. In addition to a year of free admission for parents and their children, a passport membership grants discounts on birthday parties, workshops, and camps, entrance to special events, admission to or discounts on more than 150 other institutions that participate in the Association of Children's Museums's reciprocal membership program, and more. See the site for a full list of benefits and to plan your educational excursion.
The Tipsy Canvas first sprang into being in 2009. The founders wanted to create a new way for people to engage with art, even if they lacked experience. They found that step-by-step instruction from an artist and a glass of wine to loosen up gave people that opportunity. They now have three Texas studios where other artists follow their teaching example and help students recreate original works of art.
Since opening in 1996, the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center has grown like a weed, from 1 to 182 acres, providing a home for thousands of birds, butterflies, and blossoming plants. Their gardens, greenhouses, trails, and boardwalks are set into the landscape of the Oso Creek, allowing guests to observe species in their natural habitat without provoking the ire of territorial snapdragons. Following a mission to advance knowledge and appreciation of the environment, the organization also hosts classes and workshops on topics such as orchidology and cooking cactus for dinner. Members’ annual contributions help to sustain the nonprofit organization and garner them unlimited admission, discounts at Nature's Boutique, and invitations to members-only events, such as the annual member-plant dance.