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Best Educational Activities in Corpus Christi

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The USS Lex was once used in military expeditions throughout the world, but today it functions as a floating museum. It is docked pleasantly on the Corpus Christi Bay, and it's quite impressive to see from any angle. To board, you are whisked away in a free shuttle that takes you right to the ship's hangar entrance. The tour allows visitors to see the flight deck, the control and navigation rooms and even the captain's quarters. There is also a mega-theater on board as well as a flight simulator and an interactive exhibit entitled 'Virtual Battle Stations'.

This nature center in southwest Corpus Christi houses more than 180-acres (72.84 hectares) of exotic and native plants. The site features an Orchid House, Bromeliad Sanctuary, a Rose Garden and many other designated flower areas. Another benefit to the gardens, include the fact that the center works as a conservationist for exotic and abandoned animals. The botanical gardens house reptiles, birds and fish all in their respective exhibits and habitats. Don't forget to take a walk down the Bird & Butterfly Trail which overlooks Gator Lake! Moreover, the gardens often host special events, educational classes and tours.

Spanning across more than 100,000 acres (40469 hectares), Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a haven for migratory birds. Quenched by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this ecological expanse was established in 1937 and it has since then worked tirelessly towards protecting vulnerable bird species. The mighty Whooping Crane population which was on the brink of extinction was significantly revived here since 1940, and it has been one of its most distinguished success stories. Albeit a paradise for birding enthusiasts, the refuge's marshes are also teeming with American alligators while Bobcats and white-tailed deer tread under the shady blackjack oaks.

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