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Austin Nature & Science Center

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Address: 2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
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+1 512-974-3888
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Kid-friendly nature center featuring a live beehive and a small zoo.

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Kids loved it here!

Wish we could have stayed longer here. My kids had a blast the animals are really cool to look at. Water part was my kids favorite and just being able to go at your own pace was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wish we could have stayed longer here. My kids had a blast the animals are really cool to look at. Water part was my kids favorite and just being able to go at your own pace was really nice we really enjoyed our visit. We will be looking forward to going back into the future.

Thank Jennifer R
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my son and granddaughter to enjoy some quality time together and this place was awesome. Great exhibits for children in the center where they can handle bones of animals, see a real beehive and learn about Nano technology! The nature area is fun to walk true and learn different trees that are marked on the walkway. Kids will love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place for my young son! Lots of room for him to run around and interact. We loved the little creek to walk around in! He didn't want to leave.

Thank graciekd
Schleswig, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

There are really a couple of things going on here. One: The Austin Nature and Science Center is a beautiful and well done center. There are good exhibit and touch rooms, and there are several exhibits of live animals from the region, owls, cats, porcupines. It is really cool. Second, as you weary of this you can then explore the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice paved path through the woods leading to the center containing hands on nature exhibits. Young school children will really enjoy digging in the Dino pit. Caged rescue mammals, birds, and reptiles to look at. A very nice outing for all ages. Stroller routes through the park are available. No admission fee but they do have a place to make... More 

Thank Carol H
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 to spend an afternoon when the weather's nice.

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AustinParks, Social media/marketing at Austin Nature & Science Center, responded to this review

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. More 

Caylus, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 but there's always something new to learn some new thing that wasn't noticed before there... More 

Thank Xochtil69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 went out for lunch afterward, no good on grounds.

Thank Melissa A
AustinParks, Tech at Austin Nature & Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, Melissa. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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 area, creek. There is access to local minimally improved trails (including down to the dry... More 

Thank TomTX2000

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