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Austin Nature & Science Center

Features Animals
2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-974-3888
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Grandkids loved it.

We took our two grandkids, ages 7 & 9 and they loved it. The indoor exhibits were well thought out... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2016
Austin, Texas
Hands on fun

Great place. lots to see and learn. very hands on. small enough to do in an hour, but 2 hours if... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Caylus, France
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Kid-friendly nature center featuring a live beehive and a small zoo.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-974-3888
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

We took our two grandkids, ages 7 & 9 and they loved it. The indoor exhibits were well thought out and easy to access, with lots of hands-on experiences for families. Outdoors, we enjoyed a walk through the grounds chasing butterflies. It's a nice way...More

1  Thank MyZiggyMan
AustinParks, Social media/marketing at Austin Nature & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

Thank you for your visit to the Austin Nature & Science Center and for your positive review. We continually work to improve our site and offerings.

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Great place. lots to see and learn. very hands on. small enough to do in an hour, but 2 hours if you want to see everything. nice trail for older children. And it's free!

Thank MrHard2Please
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Throughout the years I've always tried to take my niece and nephews at different times not often just depending on the season or maybe once a year eat when taking a turn. This location offers a good variety and sometimes the exhibits may be similar...More

Thank Xochtil69
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place to explore nature and do some learning at the same time. The staff was friendly and helpful. The animals were interesting to see. They accept donations since there is no entry fee. It was a great way to spend the morning. We then...More

Thank melissaa416
AustinParks, Tech at Austin Nature & Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you for your positive review, Melissa.

Reviewed 19 July 2016

Had a great time at the nature and science center with our toddler - during the summer, be sure to show up when they open @ 9AM, as many activities are outdoors. Fair number of interesting rescued wild animals with good informational signs, dinosaur digging...More

1  Thank TomTX2000
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Cute place to visit while you are on your bike ride. People are very nice and place is really cute. We learned a lot about honey bees. Kids can dig dinosaur for dinosaur bones and look at rescue animals. enclosures are well equiped with lots...More

Thank Gabriela F
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Park under the highway and walk across to the trail. It will lead you to the center. This is a small place, but has a Dino dig and little indoor playground. Bring something from nature (leaves, rock, bug) and they will tell you all about...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Nestled in beautiful wooded setting, the Nature Center is a marvelous place for a fun and educational experience. Among numerous things to do: Watch bees in a transparent hive, see rescued & rehabilitated wildlife in protective habitats, dig for fossils, learn about plants & animals...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 18 February 2016

While the center is aimed at 4 to 8 year olds, it appeals to older kids and adults as well. We are retirees and spent a couple of hours watching the rescued birds of prey and rescued land animals.

Thank 551melm
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We went there last weekend, good place for young kids. Free entry. You can give dnations if you like. My 2 year old daughter enjoyed seeing animals like vulture, hawk, owl, fox, mouse, fishes etc... Walking trail is good too. Dino pit is nice area...More

1  Thank Sonal G
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