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Austin Nature & Science Center

#74 of 326 things to do in Austin Features Animals
2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-974-3888
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Great Day Trip

This place is an awesome find! If you use a GPS to get to the center you will have to park under... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2015
Robert N
via mobile
Nice place to visit

This was part of a school field trip so we were able to access part of guided tours that I'm not... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2015
Austin, Texas
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Kid-friendly nature center featuring a live beehive and a small zoo.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“dino dig” (5 reviews)
“live animals” (3 reviews)
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2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746
+1 512-974-3888
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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
Reviewed 3 May 2015

This was part of a school field trip so we were able to access part of guided tours that I'm not sure are available to everyone. It would be a short visit without the extra attention. The dinosaur dig has some really big 'fossils' to...More

2  Thank NatalieTanner
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

I had an hour to spend while my hotel room was being cleaned so I popped over to the nature center. The animals on display are rescued and have signs stating their situation. It is great to get to know the animals and how/why they...More

2  Thank pnkgirl27
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Our 2 loved it here but as an adult I felt it needed a whole lot more money and time dedicated to it. The inside centre was worn with broken items. The dig for fossels in the dino dig area would benefit from someone around...More

3  Thank Carol L
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We enjoyed this attraction, it is free, there are some interesting animals, especially the birds and the bobcat, and there is a relaxing pond and a visitor's center with AC when it's hot. I'd recommend this mainly for kids or for something free to do....More

1  Thank crazyAustin
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stumbled across this driving through Zilker Park. There is a short walk from the parking area under the bridge outside the entrance. The center is free so great for those on a budget. There is not a bunch to see but is a great...More

1  Thank rdp343
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We packed a picnic lunch and cooler of drinks and headed down to the Nature & Science Center. It is not a big formal museum, but a place that kids and adults can look at exhibits such as a working bee hive, fossils and bones,...More

1  Thank Vintagepair
Reviewed 2 January 2014

I brought my kids to the Austin Nature & Science Center today to take advantage of some sunny weather and a day off from work/school. They had been before, but this was my first time. They were super-excited to show me all the areas of...More

1  Thank Counterweight
Reviewed 17 August 2013

My husband and I stumbled upon this after kayaking on Town Lake. We would definitely take kids here on another trip as there was a small “zoo” with local wild animals on display, including a bobcat and red fox. The grounds are nice and would...More

1  Thank ViviTraveler
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Very nice little place, beautiful walking paths and cute animals and exhibits. Lots of hands on things for kids to do. I was with my 25 year old daughter and she summed it up by saying that if we had come there when she was...More

1  Thank mfbarn
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