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Austin Nature & Science Center

Features Animals
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Morning with grandkids

I brought my one and three year old granddaughters for a morning visit. They love the hands-on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A Must-See for Nature Lovers

I visited with my husband as our last stop before heading home from vacation. I’m really glad we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirbyville, Texas
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Kid-friendly nature center featuring a live beehive and a small zoo.
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2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-974-3888
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my one and three year old granddaughters for a morning visit. They love the hands-on activities in the welcome center. They weighed fossils and rocks and used magnifying glasses to see things. They loved digging dinosaur bones in the Dino pit and playing...More

1  Thank onawa1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my husband as our last stop before heading home from vacation. I’m really glad we made time to come here. The map was easy to read and the trails and walkways were laid out nicely. The animals all seemed happy and well...More

Thank spippy412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little nature center. Great for kids with lots of interactive areas...more than most centers I've visited. The parking area under the overbpass is the best place to park if you plan to walk the Lady Bird Trail. Drop a few coins after using the...More

Thank TIE T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we felt a little out of place, with having no kids, but this was a great place for us to learn more about Texas wildlife and see some examples up close. Would recommend this place to any visitors. Enjoyed seeing the rescue animals and...More

Thank Bernadette H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Learn about nature. Relax a bit. Watch the turtles. Saw a rabbit crossing the road. Really good for the kids. Excellent summer day camp .

Thank ferrisdaveyjones
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Don't miss the live animals including the birds of prey. The interior is sparse but the exterior exhibits are really cool. Young kids will love the chance to dig for dinosaur bones. This is a great free attraction available right in Zilker Park.

Thank JustCallMej9
Reviewed 23 February 2018

I took my kids here last weekend and it was awesome. I can't believe I haven't been here before. There was so much to see, do and explore. My kids loved it! It was a beautiful day, not too hot and not too crowded. Next...More

2  Thank emeb2018
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The Austin Nature & Science Center is a great place to learn and explore - Lots of hands on fun for the kids and animals to see.

2  Thank LittleKings
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Now this is a place that you cannot miss while your in Austin. The teenagers along with myself LOVED this place. We spent all day there just looking and exploring. Very pretty, relaxing and entertaining for adventures. We will be back!!

1  Thank Kelli K
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We took our daughter here on a recent visit to Austin and loved it. She enjoyed the exhibits and we loved the natural surroundings to stimulate her mind. Highly recommend!

1  Thank Michael G
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Response from Bernadette H | Reviewed this property |
We are two adults with no kids and we spent nearly 2 hours. Lots of activities aimed at kids that we didn’t do.