Corpus Christi Field Expedition & Physics Educational Trip

 

 

It can seem like a catch-22 to find both an educational experience AND one your kids will actually enjoy. Luckily, Corpus Christi is home to a TON of kid-friendly activities and experiences that also happen to be educational. For example, let yourself be carried away into the deep blue water during an enchanting visit to the Texas State Aquarium. Located on North Beach, this stunning complex is home to fascinating sea creatures of all kinds. Or, travel back in time aboard the famous U.S.S. Lexington. Explore dark corridors and colossal compartments while gathering interesting facts during your visit.  A portion of the movie Pearl Harbor, starring Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Alec Baldwin, was filmed on the USS Lexington.

Here is a sample package that will help you and your group get the most out of your trip to this beautiful gulf coast location.

ACTIVITIES

DAY 1

Motor Coach Arrives at your pick up location 20 to 30 minutes prior to Travel

Depart for the Gulf Coast!

Arrive in Corpus Christi

Bob Hall Pier

  • At an impressive 1,240 feet, this pier extends proudly into the Gulf and serves as a hub for many avid anglers. Go ahead and hop in the Gulf for a quick swim, or just take in the beauty of the area!

South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center Guided Tour

  • Your visits to the Botanical Gardens & Nature Center in Corpus Christi will immerse you in serene beauty, followed by an adventurous ‘walk on the wild side’ with 11 uniquely stunning floral exhibits and gardens shouting color, followed by quiet trails and boardwalk through shaded native habitat, bridged ravines, and natural wetlands. Venture into the delightful 2600 square-foot screened Butterfly House, and Anderson Bromeliad Conservatory. Experience the impressive new Samuel Jones Orchid Conservatory, 300 breathtaking roses and stately Rose Pavilion, quaint Hummingbird Garden, imaginative Sensory Garden with fascinating artscape, Arid Garden, new Tropical Garden and colorful EarthKind Demonstration Trial Gardens. And during our eight warmer months, enjoy the fragrant tropical Plumeria Garden with elevated viewing ramp to enjoy the tree-top blooms from a birds-eye view.

Evening Dinner

Depart for the Hotel

Hotel Check In

 

DAY 2

Breakfast Provided in the Hotel

Depart on the Motor Coach

Aquarium PLUS Field Expedition

  • Follow your Aquarium guide to Sunset Lake for a field expedition like no other. In small teams, your students will collaborate with their classmates to plan and design investigations, collect and analyze data with a variety of tools and technologies, and discuss what did and didn’t work using the Science Flowchart.

Enjoy Free Time to Explore the Beach

Evening Dinner

Return to the Hotel

 

DAY 3

Breakfast Provided in the Hotel

Hotel Check Out

Depart on the Motor Coach

USS Lexington Physics Aboard the Ship Program

  • The Physics Aboard Ship is a program designed for 6th – 12th grade students that covers topics such as: Energy, Jet Engines, Reciprocating Heat Engines, and Dynamics of Flight. Stations and activities will include examples of conservation of energy, Newton’s Third Law of Physics, jet propulsion and thrust, Bernoulli’s principle, methods of heat transfer & thermodynamics, and dynamics of flight

Enjoy Free Time to Explore the Beach before departing for Home

Depart for Home

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Private Round Trip Transportation from Start to Finish

  • Hotel Accommodations for Two Nights in the Corpus Christi Area 

  • Meals as Listed per itinerary

  • Custom Complimentary Travel Packages Available per Request 

  • All Admission Fees per itinerary

  • All Gratuities for the Restaurants and Coach Driver

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES & SERVICES THAT CAN BE INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP PACKAGE PER REQUEST

  • Additional Days and Nights 

  • Additional Activities and Events

  • Night Security (Evening Hall Monitor) in the Hotel

  • Extra Meals that are currently not listed as Included within the Itinerary

  • Travel Insurance (Cancellation, Medical, Trip Interruption and or Cancel for Any Reason Coverage)