The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History's building was constructed in 1909 as a customs house and post office for the United States. Later, in the 1950s, it was converted into a museum. The building's classic Beaux-Arts architecture, which includes intricate stone carvings and an elegant entrance hall, reflects the city's rich history and culture.
The building is a stunning example of Classical Revival architecture, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Texas Register of Historic Places.
It offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the natural and cultural history of South Texas, including the geological formations of the region, the history of its indigenous people, and the impact of Spanish colonization on the region.
The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History also includes a children's museum with interactive and hands-on exhibits for children to explore. This is an unforgettable opportunity for families with young children to explore and learn together.
Explore the exhibits: From dinosaur exhibits to historical exhibits, the museum offers it all. The museum has a permanent display of life-size reproductions of dinosaurs, including a T-Rex and a Stegosaurus. It also has several exhibits that showcase the region's history, including displays of the area's indigenous people, Spanish colonialism, and the city's growth.
Enjoy the outdoor space: The outdoor areas of the museum, including its gardens and courtyard, provide picturesque settings for photographs. You can photograph the vibrant plants and blossoms or take a selfie with the statue of Selena, which stands just outside the museum.
Visit the planetarium: It has a Digistar 5 projection system that shows the night sky in all its glory, so people can learn about stars, planets, constellations, and other celestial bodies.
Browse the gift shop: The museum store features a wide selection of books, toys, and activities that teach visitors about science and history. There is an option to pick up some truly special mementos of the trip here.
1900 N Chaparral St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-1114