Time to explore Oso Bay!
Our family recently attended a birthday party at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center in Corpus Christi. I would strongly encourage anyone not familiar with the center to drop by soon! Our kids were fascinated by everything they saw. Now, they can’t wait for our next visit.
The City of Corpus Christi’s Park and Recreation owns the preserve, and they keep open it to the public. Fortunately, the learning center has something for just about everybody.
Explore the Oso Bay Learning Center
Gather at the learning center if your family is interested in exploring different aspects of nature. Immediately, my children were drawn to a sandbox filled with a “moon-sand” texture. Books on nature, microscopes, and other artifacts also quickly caught their eyes.
During the exploration of the learning center, one of the staff members brought out a snake to show the children. Even my youngest child was not afraid of touching it!
In addition, the Oso Preserve staff members utilize the learning center for “story time.” Children learn more about nature, wildlife, and habitats through age-appropriate books. A guided nature walk or other activity follows story time. This free event is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday and on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 3:30 pm.
Also, children can participate in craft time, for a fee of $5, that focuses on nature based crafts and exploration. The Preserve and Learning Center’s updated flyers for more information.
Explore the Oso Bay Nature Trail
If your family enjoys nature walks, then this is a Corpus Christi trail worth visiting. Nature lovers will enjoy observing different insects, birds, and other wildlife. More importantly, the kids remained engaged and interested throughout the trail. The tour guide even provided binoculars for them to use on their little expedition. These were the perfect addition for these eager explorers.
Oso Bay Playground
The kids discovered another main-attraction, the awesome playground on site. Not surprisingly, all the kids flocked to the “tree trunk” slides, climbing ropes, and mini-merry-go-rounds in the shape of cattails. Even I wanted to join in on the fun!
The Oso Bay Wetlands and Preserve is worth exploring when you’re looking for some outside family-fun in Corpus Christi. Remember to check the schedules when planning your next outing because you don’t want to miss out on this adventure!