Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Corpus Christi Attractions
Updated: July 27, 2020
Hurricane Hanna hit our coast in the middle of a pandemic, but Corpus Christi is resilient. The city is just about up and running with all the safety measures still in place. 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 - reopening Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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 - reopening Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
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 - beach access roads temporarily closed.
The City of Corpus Christi, City of Port Aransas and Nueces County have closed all vehicular access to beaches and City of Corpus Christi parks beginning on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. through Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 6:00 a.m.
There is a beach curfew in place starting at 8:30 p.m. and ending at 6:00 a.m. each day until Saturday, August 1, 2020. More info here.
Padre Island National Seashore - temporarily closed
Due to Hurricane Hanna, the Padre Island National Seashore is closed to visitors until further notice.
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 - temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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
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 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.
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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