The USS Lexington Museum on the bay unveiled a new exhibit on Carrier Row dedicated to former executive director Capt.  Was dedicated to Frank

Tired of staying indoors because of COVID-19?

There are several things you can do to keep yourself busy this summer while maintaining safe social distancing practices.

Here are 10 things to do in Corpus Christi during the coronavirus pandemic.

Go to the Museum

With museums reopening across the state, this is your chance to celebrate local history this summer.

The Lexington Museum on the Bay reopened to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Staff and volunteers wear masks. Guests are encouraged but are not required to wear masks.

The Corpus Christi Museum for Science and History was reopened to the public Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The South Texas Botanical Gardens in Corpus Christi reopened to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Social distancing is required in all areas of the open air museum, unless there is an immediate family. Staff and volunteers wear face masks at all times, while guests must wear them indoors.

Would you like to discover works of art from South Texas? The Art Museum of South Texas is offering guests free entry this summer. The art museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Can’t you travel Take a virtual tour of your favorite museums

Robstown ISD students will take a virtual space walk over the Museum on Wheels of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Ever wondered what the White House looks like up close, or what it would be like to see a show at the Metropolitan Opera? Now you can … virtually.

Several museums across the country and around the world are offering virtual tours to visitors unable to travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some museums include the British Museum, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, and the Van Gough Museum in Amsterdam.

Here is a list:Take a virtual tour of these 12 amazing museums that are closed due to coronavirus

You can even take a virtual national park tour and let your kids earn a virtual junior ranger badge.

Visit the Texas State Aquarium

The USS Lexington and Texas State Aquarium will reopen on Friday, May 22, 2020.  Both locations were closed in mid-March due to the corona virus.

Get up close and personal with your favorite marine animals at the Texas State Aquarium this summer.

The aquarium will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during COVID-19 with a capacity of 25 percent. Online ticket purchases are required to minimize touchpoints at the entrance.

Staff and volunteers wear masks. Guests are encouraged but are not required to wear masks. Additional security measures and more information can be found on the website at

Cool off this summer at Hurricane Alley Water Park

People attend the reopening of Hurricane Alley on Saturday May 30, 2020. The water park is taking measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

This summer, Hurricane Alley will be open at a percentage capacity to ensure safe social distancing during COVID-19. The park has put in place various safety precautions to ensure that visitors stay safe and healthy.

Some of these precautions include hourly chlorine tests, sneeze protection near each cashier’s station, employees wearing face masks, and increased social distancing measures.

Hurricane Alley Water Park is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost: $ 15 per person on weekdays, $ 20 per person on weekends. Information and guidelines: 361-883-9283 or

Don’t want to swim in a water park? The Collier Pool, Corpus Christi Natatorium, and Guth Pool of the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department opened for the round again this summer.

Contact 361-232-1989 or [email protected] to make a reservation for a lap.

More:Keep your distance: How to protect yourself from coronavirus by the pool and on the beach

Catch some fish this summer while safely distancing yourself from others

On Wednesday March 25, 2020, people will fish along the jetties along the Packery Channel.

If you are looking for a safe outdoor activity this summer, fishing is one way to ensure adequate social distancing during COVID-19.

You can start by heading to Bob Hall Pier at JP Luby Surf Park on Padre Island. There is also a Fish Pass Jetty near Mustang Island State Park between Corpus Christi and Port Aransas.

On June 6th, Texans have the opportunity to fish without a license in any public body of water on Free Fishing Day.

The annual day draws thousands of new and seasoned anglers to the Texas waterways. Here are some tips on how to enjoy the annual day.

Find your next fishing spot:

Top spots for pier fishing, jetty fishing in Corpus Christi, Aransas Pass and Rockport

Check out this list of the best fishing spots in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, and Rockport

Go on a DIY project

Monica Briones will be making masks for healthcare workers from home on Monday March 23, 2020.  She is immunocompromised and cannot leave her home due to the risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Do you have home projects that you’ve always completed but never found the time to do? Now is your chance.

Touch up your walls with new paint, add some feng shui to your office space, or rearrange your bookshelves with new photo frames and attractive “filler” accessories.

Have children? Create some fun kid-friendly projects. Home Depot has DIY tips on Instagram for parents looking for creative projects for kids stuck at home.

Some include DIY milk carton bird feeders, a DIY climbing wall, and DIY lamps that only use household items.

Bored inside? Camp in your yard

If the weather cooperates and you have the gear, lace up a hammock, pitch a tent, and “rough” it from the safety of your own back yard.

When you’re outside, create a backyard drive-in for the whole family. Find a sheet of paper, get a projector, and light up the movie on the night after sunset.

Bring the whole family together to start your own food garden

Young potted plants can be seen in the Ruiz's backyard on Thursday, April 30, 2020.  Leo Ruiz advises beginning gardeners to find mentors online through Facebook community groups.

Gardening is one of the best things to do at home to help relax, get creative, and feel a sense of reward.

While gardening can bring the whole family together, it can save you time and money by reducing the number of things you need to buy at the grocery store.

Take the kids to Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

Attend a Saturday bird watching festival at Choke Canyon State Park on Three Rivers or the Great Backyard Birdcount at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center.

The wetland protection and learning center is offering three weekly outdoor programs for children this summer from June 8th.

The programs take place outdoors, which allows children to maintain safe social distancing practices.

Programs include:

  • Monday 9:30 am to 11:30 am – worksheets for nature
  • Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Conversations on the veranda in the amphitheater
  • Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – trading post

Are you looking for more kid-friendly activities for this summer? These Corpus Christi summer camps 2020 are supposed to start in June

Experience the last weekend of the summer melodrama on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. in the Harbor Playhouse.

Safety tips to keep in mind when going out during the coronavirus pandemic:

Breanna Smith (28) goes shopping on May 1st with her friends Arjana Amataj (28), Barrett Smith (30) and Christina Garrison (17) on Domain North Side in Austin.

  • Stay home when you are sickexcept to get medical attention.
  • At least keep it 6 feet between you and others when you need to be in public.
  • Wear a cloth face covering to cover your mouth and nose when around others since physical distancing is not always possible. Do not wear face masks in the water as it is difficult to breathe when wet. Note: Do not put a face mask on children under 2 years of age.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 secondsespecially after being in a public place or blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. These include tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets, faucets, and countertops.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw away the handkerchief after use. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbows or sleeves, not your hands.

Source: American Red Cross and World Health Organization

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