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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.

2914 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

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.

1900 N Chaparral St
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

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.

1901 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

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.

5300 San Dario Ave
Laredo,
TX
US

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.

5878 Everhart Rd.
Corpus Christi,
TX
US

The courteous chauffeurs of Corpus Christi Party Bus steer festive groups across illuminated pavement for 90 minutes of Yuletide displays. The tour begins when twosomes board the party bus and recline in comfortable leather seats that fill the expansive interior, which holds up to 15 guests or 45 well-mannered raccoons. Two 19-inch flat-screen TVs join forces with DVD players and multicolored LED lights to compete with the spangled domiciles outside, and Christmas songs blast from the bumping sound system. Duos can sip on two complimentary nonalcoholic beverages during the BYOB jaunt or string popcorn garlands across the hardwood flooring and around the bar area. Guests should call ahead to reserve seats; kid-friendly tours can be arranged upon reservation.

4346 South Alameda Street
Corpus Christi,
TX
US