Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History
With interactive exhibits focusing on history, archaeology and more, the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History offers plenty of education and fun for everyone in the family.
The museum has a collection of more than 40,000 objects that tell the story of humans in South Texas from pre-Columbus to present day in areas like ranching, military, fishing and more. These objects are used in exhibits and educational programs.
Interactive exhibits include Children`s Wharf, where activities for children 3-7 include touch tables, a fishing boat, and a two-story lighthouse, and Santiago`s Challenge, where kids can try their hand at navigating like European explorers of the 16th and 17th centuries.
The museum's Natural History Collection includes more than 46,000 specimens of animals, plants, and minerals collected in South Texas and beyond – nine disciplines reflecting the diversity of life in South Texas.
The museum is one of only 12 institutions certified as a curatorial facility by the State of Texas and also serves as the Marine Archeology Repository for the state. Its collection includes objects from 25 marine sites, including several of the most significant shipwreck collections in the world.
There's also the McGregor Photographic Collection – 250,000 black-and-white photographs that provide a visual history of South Texas. Taken from the 1930s through the 1950s, the photographs depict scenes, buildings, people, events, sports, and celebrations and were donated by Dr. John Frederick McGregor.