Attractions Safety Guidelines : Corpus Christi Texas

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Attractions Safety Guidelines

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas


With everything going on, Visit Corpus Christi wants you to know that your health and safety is very important to us. 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.

Corpus Christi Beaches


The beaches in Corpus Christi are opened and ready for you to safely enjoy. Spend time out on the Gulf beaches on Padre Island, or Bayside beaches located downtown. Parking on the Gulf beaches with a beach parking permit is allowed with the recommendation that you park 100 feet apart from other vehicles. Enjoy the expansive Corpus Christi beaches by swimming, jogging, fishing and surfing. Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others, and enjoy your relaxing stay ashore.


Padre Island National Seashore


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. The Padre Island National Seashore is open for visitors, however, the Malaquite Visitor Center remains closed.


Texas State Aquarium

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The Texas State Aquarium is opening this Memorial Day weekend 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

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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.


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

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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

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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

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

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.


Safety Guides for Attractions Reopening Soon


USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

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

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: You can read more on the steps they are taking, here.


Art Museum of South Texas

Art Museum of South Texas

The Art Museum of South Texas will open June 2 with an increase in health and safety procedures, encouraging social distancing and sanitization


Click here for the list of all Corpus Christi attractions reopening dates


Like many of the communities affected across the nation, Corpus Christi is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 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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