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Austin Nature & Science Center

#72 of 319 things to do in Austin Features Animals
2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-974-3888
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Great way to spend AM

Nice place to explore nature and do some learning at the same time. The staff was friendly and... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Melissa A
via mobile
Nice little nature and science center

Had a great time at the nature and science center with our toddler - during the summer, be sure to... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2016
Austin, Texas
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2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-974-3888
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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...More

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

Thank you for your positive review, Melissa.

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...More

Thank TomTX2000
Reviewed 4 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 4 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 18 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

Thank James S
Reviewed 17 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 27 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
Reviewed 3 January 2016

The science center is located in Zilker Park area and has a few signs to help find it. We decided to pay an early morning visit during the Christmas holidays. When we arrived at 9 AM, there was only one other family there. Upon our...More

2  Thank NJTravellingfool
Reviewed 24 October 2015

There are several different activities for kids to do here and a lot to learn. They have several different areas for the kids to learn and play. They can explore different animal bones and different types of nature. They have several different animals to look...More

2  Thank James B
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This place is an awesome find! If you use a GPS to get to the center you will have to park under the bridge and take the path up the side of the hill. The nature center is well maintained and full of hands on...More

4  Thank Robert N
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