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Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Corpus Christi Attractions

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

Updated: August 25, 2020


 Visit Corpus Christi wants you to know that your health and safety is very important to us whether we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, or the small after effects of Hurricane Hanna. Below are the health and safety measures taken by our attractions and businesses that are reopening to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable stay in Corpus Christi.


Texas State Aquarium - open

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The Texas State Aquarium is open and ready to safely welcome visitors. Enjoy the expansive Texas State Aquarium with your safety as a top priority and will have a temperature check available as you walk into the aquarium. You can learn more information and buy your tickets here. 


South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center - open

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The South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center is now open. Their unique 182-acre outdoor park venue provides ample area for social distancing, plus a calming atmosphere to manage stress in the natural environment with lots of sunshine, fresh air and space.

Get outdoors and see the outdoor floral gardens and exhibits, Butterfly House and Orchid Conservatory. Walk through the scenic Brennecke and Oso Loop trails safely. Gaze out from the birding tower and socially distance on the wetland boardwalk. The gardens will be opened 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. For the health and safety of guests, the kids play area will remain closed.

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay - open

USS Lexington

The USS Lexington Museum on the Bay will be reopening for weekends beginning May 22. The museum will be opened to limited capacity. As a safety precaution, interactive exhibits will be closed.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History - open

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

Numerous health, cleaning, and safety protocols are being implemented at the Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History to help assure a positive, healthy environment. The Corpus Christi Museum of Science & History will be open daily, Monday – Saturday from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Electronic tickets are encouraged and can be purchased online at: www.ccmuseum.com. You can read more on the steps they are taking, here.


Art Museum of South Texas - open

Art Museum of South Texas

The Art Museum of South Texas will re-open Tuesday, July 28, 2020 with an increase in health and safety procedures, encouraging social distancing and sanitization. Hurricane Hanna brought some storm surge damage to the AMST, but they are open to the public! 

Corpus Christi Beaches - open


The City of Corpus Christi, City of Port Aransas and Nueces County beaches have reopened vehicular access! 

There are some restrictions to the beaches due to Hurricane Hanna clean up: Access to Zahn Road is closed, Bob Hall Pier is closed.

Padre Island National Seashore - open

The Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. With 70 miles of coastline, this expansive getaway is the perfect place to safely distance yourself and get in touch with nature.

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve - open

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The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center is an expansive, 162-acre nature preserve dedicated to furthering knowledge of the flora and fauna of South Texas. Come and explore four miles of nature viewing trails and walk away with a new found experience and understanding of the importance of protecting the wetlands for future generations. For the safety of visitors, the learning center remains closed.


Enjoy Corpus Christi Tours - open

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Enjoy Corpus Christi Tours is ready to ensure you have a great experience in Corpus Christi. Now open, Enjoy Corpus Christi Tours is now doing “no contact” tours as visitors will remain in their own vehicles as the tour operations guide them in their vehicle. The Sightseeing Historical tour is currently the only tour being offered. More tours will be added through phases and safety precautions.


La Palmera Mall - open

La Palmera Shopping Mall

La Palmera features the most popular national retailers and specialty shops in central Corpus Christi. To ensure your safety, La Palmera is opened at limited capacity with pick-up and delivery options. Hand sanitizing stations are located at each entrance with safety guidelines posted throughout the mall. The concierge, food court, children’s play area, and valet parking remained closed. Click here to read more on the steps they are taking.

Padre Escapes Vacation Rentals - open

Whether you’re spending a week or just a weekend on Padre Island, let Padre Escapes give you peace of mind with their safety measures. Padre Escapes is implementing limited contact check-ins, with higher cleaning standards with their trained staff. The pool is open to guests with 25% capacity. Padre Escapes features a 72-hour worry-free cancellation policy to ease your worries. Click here to see more of what Padre Escapes is doing.


Like many of the communities affected across the nation, Corpus Christi is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the small destruction path of Hurricane Hanna. The health and safety of our visitors is our top priority, and for that reason, our Visitor Information Center remains closed. You can contact our Visitor Center staff with your questions every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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