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McKenna Children's Museum

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Address: 801 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130-5503
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+1 830-606-9525
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Fun afternoon activity

My girls, ages 5 and 3, love coming here. They love all the exhibits. There's always a fun art project. If it's very busy things can get a little too crazy. But they've learned a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sara P
New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My girls, ages 5 and 3, love coming here. They love all the exhibits. There's always a fun art project. If it's very busy things can get a little too crazy. But they've learned a lot and it gets them thinking about things. Their favorite areas are the outside water area and the space area!

Thank Sara P
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

weekends can get crowded, so try and go early (10 am) on a wekday for the best experience. If you can walk, there is something for you-so toddlers on up will have fun. Its a good idea to take a change of clothes for the little ones as the best/favorite area is the outdoor splash/water area. they love trying out... More 

Thank Jill S
San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

My 2 and 3 year old LOVE this place! We have yet to go to the "DoSeum", since it is much more expensive & (from what I've been told) better suited to older kids. This children's museum has a great variety of activities without being too overwhelming. Their favorite part is always the outside area with all of the water... More 

Thank Heather F
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My aunt and I take my little cousins here all the time. It's fun for them and extremely fun for us as we get to watch them explore their creative sides and interest with other children.

1 Thank Maygan Lynette L
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Suitable for children from 2 and up. My children had a blast and asked so many questions from space to farming. Very limited activities for children younger than 2. Place is high energy and has a cafe for snacks and lunch.

1 Thank Nick C
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We took our 2 year old to the museum and it was perfect. They have many different play areas for kids to explore and play. My son loved the outdoor water area and did not want to leave. If you need a place to bring for children for a few hours, this place is perfect. It's clean, updated and the... More 

2 Thank Coachmj99
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My son loves this place we drive once a year out to San Antonio and stop here on the way back to Austin. My son especially loves the space center dressing up like an astronaut and the bat cave . He spends hours at the water center. Everyone is always pleasant.

1 Thank Alyssa M
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103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Took my 2yo grandson for an afternoon together. A great place with multiple play area inside and out. Each area has its own theme from music and water to art and space. My grandson ran from area to area until he was worn out. Price is reasonable and staff friendly and helpful. Will go again.

Thank lbhorton1953
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic for young children. We took our 4 year old grandson who just loved it. Price of admission very reasonable. Go there to enjoy your young ones.

1 Thank Ruger512
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

For $7.50pp it is a great price for a day of fun. It is a learning center and parents are expected to play along with their children and answer their questions. The reason for 3 stars and not 5 is because there are no employees around. Kids running and screaming, toys from one area taken to another so when you... More 

2 Thank Susan S

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