Winter/Spring Programs

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series

Mondays, January-March

Our most popular and longest running program, the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series, runs January through March (excluding the week of spring break). Lectures are held every Monday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Doors open at 11:45) in the Museum Education Center. The series consists of 10 weeks of FREE Lectures on a variety of topics relating to maritime history, museum programming, museum exhibits or the Coastal Bend community and environments.

2018 Lecture Series Schedule

  • January 22: Former Commissioner for the Port of Corpus Christi, Judy Hawley on the economic impact of developments made at the Port.
  • January 29: Royce Martin of Oliver’s Restoration will discuss the process of Hurricane Harvey restoration at TMM and repairing other damaged structures.
  • February 5: PhD Candidate at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Kesley Gibson will speak about “Real-time Tracking of Texas’ Marine Apex Predators.”
  • February 12: TMM Curator Phil Barnes on the new “Duck, Duck, Goose” exhibit and other changes happening in the Museum.
  • February 19: State Marine Archaeologist for the Texas Historical Commission, Dr. Amy Borgens will update us on her recent marine archaeology projects.
  • February 26: Fisheries Biologist for the Coastal Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife, Dr. Christopher Mace will speak about “The Effects of Hurricane Harvey on the Fisheries of Aransas Bay.”
  • March 5: The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge will be here for their annual Whooping Crane update by Dr. Wade Harrell & Laura Bonneau.
  • March 19: Former executive director of the Texas Archaeological Society, author, and educator, Pam Wheat Stranahan, will speak about the “Archaeology of the Coastal Bend.”
  • March 26: It’s time for the Annual Perry R. Bass Memorial Sports Fishing Wall of Fame induction ceremony. Presented by Phil Barnes, Curator, Texas Maritime Museum.

Seafaring Saga Movie Nights

2nd Tuesdays, January – May

Seafaring Saga Movie Nights celebrate maritime history and entertainment in films. A great number of films have a maritime setting, and what better way to spend your evenings than viewing a maritime themed movie on the Texas Maritime Museum’s big screen. Enjoy a FREE movie experience on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, January through May.

2018 Seafaring Saga Movie Night Schedule:

  • January 11: Lifeboat (1944) In Hitchcock’s classic film, several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it.
  • February 13: The Finest Hours (2016) The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952. (PG-13)
  • March 13: Mission Blue (2014) Documentary about legendary oceanographer, marine biologist, environmentalist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle, and her campaign to create a global network of protected marine sanctuaries. (TV-Y7)
  • April 12: TBD
  • May 8, 2018: The African Queen (1951) In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (PG)

Curtain up at 7:00 PM. Popcorn and drinks are available for $1.00 each.