Built in 1942 for the USO Club, the 14,400-square-foot center features changing exhibits and individual studios providing a chance to see working artists. Demonstrations are regularly scheduled. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Sat and 1-4 p.m. Sun. Free. 100 N. Shoreline Blvd. www.artcentercc.org
Designed by architect Philip Johnson, the building on the bay features a permanent collection and changing exhibits such as photography, murals, handcrafted pieces and historical paintings. The museum offers a program of films, lectures and art classes. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and 1-5 p.m....
The city's oldest existing home was built in 1848 of then-popular "shellcrete" construction. Once a Civil War hospital, it has been restored and furnished. Open noon-4 p.m. first Sun. of the month. Admission charge. 411 N. Upper Broadway. www.ccahs.com
View the famous 1554 Spanish shipwreck and the Smithsonian Institution exhibit, "Seeds of Change." The "Gallery of Cultural Encounters" has a 16th-century carved dome ceiling from Spain, plus a La Salle exhibit. Also tour the Pinta replica. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat. and noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admi...
The Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge along Oso Bay features a viewing tower for birding, especially flocks of herons and roseate spoonbills. Includes a boardwalk and a hike-and-bike trail. Access by Ocean Drive or take South Padre Island Drive, exit at Nile.
The 90-foot vessel provides transportation that connects downtown to Corpus Christi Beach. Call or visit the website for the days the ferry operates. Departs from Peoples St. T-Head and the Texas State Aquarium. Admission charge. www.ccrta.org
This is Texas' oldest continually performing theater, in operation since 1952. The main theater seats 476. A smaller studio seats about 200. Group rates available. 1 Bayfront Park. www.harborplayhouse.com
Sail, shop and dine all in the same shaded waterfront location. Visit the Yachting Center to book a sailing cruise or buy tickets for a one-hour boat ride. 108 Peoples St. T-Head. www.harrisonslanding.net
Visitors can take a self-guided walking tour through the park, which has 12 restored turn-of-the-century homes. The Galvan House serves as the park's headquarters. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 1600 block of N. Chaparral St. www.cctexas.com
Offers 1- and 1.5-hour horseback rides along the sandy beaches of Corpus Christi. Rides are 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Call for available times and reservations. 16562 Park Road 22. www.horsesonthebeach.com
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