Corpus Christi is a great place to embark on a summer adventure. And whether you're looking to beat the heat or avoid wet weather, the Gulf Coast Capital has plenty of things to do beyond the beach too!

Check out the variety of activities to do indoors:

Texas State Aquarium

The Texas State Aquarium will turn your Corpus Christi summer adventure into an aquatic journey while you explore the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. You can experience dive shows, animal feedings, and hands-on interactions with sharks and stingrays in addition to educational presentations featuring dolphins, birds, otters and more! Explore a wetland habitat exhibit, or spend some time in the Living Shores exhibit to get up close and personal with starfish and urchins! Take an adventure through the jungles, coastal lagoons, caves and coral reefs to enjoy interactions with flamingos, crocodiles, birds, sharks and other exotic species.


USS Lexington Museum on the Bay

Just a short walk from the Texas State Aquarium sits the USS Lexington, Corpus Christi’s one-of-a-kind vintage WWII aircraft carrier. Hop aboard for a special tour detailing its 48-year U.S. Navy history from 1943 to 1991, longer than any other carrier in the history of naval aviation! Check out the Beat the Blast Escape Room - the world's only escape room on an aircraft carrier.


Art Museum of South Texas

The Art Museum of South Texas is a brilliant space offering a variety of regional and national artwork, films, lectures, and performances. In its permanent collection, you can find over 1,850 pieces of artwork, with some even dating back to pre-Columbian times. Learn about South Texas’ rich art history from galleries full of unique paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, crafts, and more. And don't forget to enjoy Mediterranean tapas and handcrafted dishes at Elizabeth's, a new restaurant inside the Art Museum!


Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History

The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is the perfect spot to spend hours hiding from the heat. Focused on the long-standing history of Corpus Christi, you'll find all kinds of local exhibits! There is plenty for the whole family to explore, including a giant DNA-model indoor play area! 



Rainy weather is the perfect excuse to shop till' ya drop! Coast your way to antique shops, boutiques, and the mall -- Corpus Christi has it all!

When the sun is shining again and you're ready to get out and explore, be sure to check out events happening in Corpus Christi!