CORPUS CHRISTI – Members of at least one of these five major Corpus Christi educational and cultural attractions — Art Museum of South Texas, South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History, Texas State Aquarium, or USS Lexington Museum on the Bay — get an extra mega membership benefit during the month of February only!
Current members of any of these local visitor destinations may enjoy half — price reciprocal admission at the other four, and 10 percent off in all five gift shops. The third bonus is a 10 percent discount on any new membership — throughout February only! Be prepared to show your current membership card and photo identification at all facilities.
The February attraction partnership is designed so area residents can explore their hometown visitor destinations as tourists do, but at substantial cost reductions, while supporting these non-profit educational and cultural facilities!
All five attractions regularly add, change or update exhibits — so don’t assume you’ve already seen it all! The reciprocal benefit applies only to those family members covered on the home membership category.
Call the participating attractions, or visit their websites for membership information, hours of operation, or other information.
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center 361-852-2100 8545 S. Staples St stxbot.org
South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is more than flowers! After amazing Orchid and Bromeliad Conservatories; Sensory, Butterfly and Rose Gardens; explore the nature trail, award-winning “Wildlife in Focus” photo kiosks, plus Kent Ullberg bronze sculpture! View natural wetlands from Bird Tower and Boardwalk. Oso Loop Trail leads to tranquil Oso Creek. Kids love Monkey Mansion Tree House before visiting exotic parrots and “Resident Reptiles”. Open 9am-6pm daily, we’re leashed dog-friendly! Free parking, picnics welcome. Membership includes 350-garden national reciprocal program. (Currently, masks required indoors.)
Texas State Aquarium 361-881-1200 2710 N. Shoreline texasstateaquarium.org
Gain a new appreciation for the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean while supporting wildlife conservation when you visit the Texas State Aquarium. Your admission includes animal presentations, 4D movies, over 400 animal species to see, and support for our Wildlife Rescue Program. You don’t just make memories; your visit makes the difference!
Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History 361-826-4667 1900 N. Chaparral ccmuseum.com
The Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History’s exhibits are a collection of carefully selected representations that are unique to our culture and our surroundings. Our historical collections showcase 500 years of South Texas history. From historic shipwrecks of early explorers to decorative arts from area families, these exhibits give you an up-close look at the life and the people of our great region.
Art Museum of South Texas 361-825-3500 1902 N. Shoreline artmuseumofsouthtexas.org
The mission of the Art Museum of South Texas is to operate educational facilities and an art museum which advance the awareness, knowledge, appreciation, and enjoyment of the visual arts for residents and visitors of South Texas. This spring marks the opening of our new exhibition Texas Artists: Women of Abstraction and the perfect time to grab a bite to eat at our new café Elizabeth’s at the Museum. We hope to see you in the galleries soon!
USS Lexington Museum 361-888-4873 2914 N Shoreline Blvd usslexington.com
Since 1992, the USS Lexington has called North Beach home and has welcomed more than 8 million visitors aboard. Commissioned in 1943, the ship has 80 years of rich history and provides education, fun, and entertainment to those that step foot on her. Tour the ship and visit the exhibits to become immersed in the unique experience of the “Blue Ghost”.